BMW and supertuner-partner ALPINA have created a high-performance model for M-starved 7-Series customers - the BMW ALPINA B7.

The heart of the 2006 BMW ALPINA B7 is  a supercharged version of BMW's 4.4-liter V8, delivering 500 hp through a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 500 hp V8 makes 516 ft-lb of torque at 4,250 rpm, hustling the big sedan from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds.

To go along with the extra power, ALPINA upgrades the rest of the 7-Series with the B7 aero kit, a sport-tuned suspension with Active Roll Stabilization, and 21-inch ALPINA wheels.

The BMW ALPINA B7 will be released in July, but only 200 B7s are coming to the U.S. in 2006.

More pictures after the jump!
[Source: BMW]

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