• Road and Track runs the 1/4 mile in the Alpina B7 in 12.7 seconds - The number to focus on though is 4795, its curb weight

      BMW's are getting fat, really fat. Good thing they have twin turbo motors because they need the torque to move their giant behinds. Road and Track did a quick first drive of the Alpina B7 and hit 12.7 (no trap speed listed) in the 1/4. The 760Li they tested did it in 12.6@114.9. Why bother with the B7 when you can get the V12 and tune that? Or even tune the regular 750? For a body kit?

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      1. SSDD's Avatar
        SSDD -
        Agreed lol
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        cars are getting so heavy now... shouldnt they start getting lighter now with the new lightweight materials? x.x
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        ^ Yeah, thanks to light materials the cars are heavier nowadays !! WTF?!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        cars are getting so heavy now... shouldnt they start getting lighter now with the new lightweight materials? x.x
        Porsche making their cars lighter AND more efficient.

        BMW is making boats.
      1. fstop7's Avatar
        fstop7 -
        Alpina is like the luxury version of M division. Besides the engine upgrades (they replace the turbos and make some other changes) they also upgrade the brakes to the ones used on the Protection package 7 series. They replace the gauge cluster with a bespoke set of dials with blue faces. They replace the stock wood trim with much higher grade woods that are grown on a special farm and hand selected for their unique patterns. There are other interior upgrades, too. It's a really nice package, it feels much more elegant than the 760Li. It's about as close as you're going to get to coachbuilt BMW.
      1. JonMartin's Avatar
        JonMartin -
        Which B7 short wheel base or Long at that weight Im pretty sure its the Long Wheelbase
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JonMartin Click here to enlarge
        Which B7 short wheel base or Long at that weight Im pretty sure its the Long Wheelbase
        Same, better be the long! Still heavy as hell though.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fstop7 Click here to enlarge
        Alpina is like the luxury version of M division. Besides the engine upgrades (they replace the turbos and make some other changes) they also upgrade the brakes to the ones used on the Protection package 7 series. They replace the gauge cluster with a bespoke set of dials with blue faces. They replace the stock wood trim with much higher grade woods that are grown on a special farm and hand selected for their unique patterns. There are other interior upgrades, too. It's a really nice package, it feels much more elegant than the 760Li. It's about as close as you're going to get to coachbuilt BMW.
        I agree, it is a very nice package. But it is a damn elephant.

        Nice to see them tune he motor, change the turbos, etc. But... doesn't a 760 make more sense?
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        that V12 sounds like $#@! though, but it has a massive low end torque.
      1. 930chas's Avatar
        930chas -
        That is a heavy beast for sure, but damn I love that car!