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2013 BMW Alpina B7

Alpina Makes Biggest Bimmer Act A Lot Like An M3 For the time being, BMW has left it up to close collaborator Alpina to create a turbocharged V8-powered rival for the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and Audi S8. We've been lucky enough to take a few spirited drives in Alpinafied BMWs on the no-limit Autobahns around the company's headquarters in Buchloe, Germany, over the years, and each experience has been solidly hair-raising. Other than creating what may be the country's ultimate everyday Autobahn missiles, Alpina does wonders for the ride and handling of the BMW models they touch, along wi... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
4.4L Twin-Turbo V8
Power:
540 HP / 538 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Automatic
MSRP:
$127,600 (base)
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