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    • Watch an F01 Alpina B7 beat down a Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 (6.4 liter) in the 1/4 mile

      BMW does not make an M version of the 7-Series (although one may be coming). The closest thing is the F01 Alpina B7 which features an N63 V8 like the F01 750i although with upgraded turbochargers for a total of 540 horsepower. Alpina shares a close relationship with BMW and fills niche spots in the BMW lineup with models such as the B7. How quick is it? Well check out the B7 decisively beating a Dodge Challenger SRT8 with a 6.4 liter Hemi V8 in the video below.


      The Challenger has the larger motor by 2 liters but it is naturally aspirated with 470 horsepower. It weighs 4160 pounds which is much lighter than the 4700 pounds of the B7.

      What is interesting to note is this B7 does much better in this video on the drag strip than the numbers MotorTrend recorded in the 1/4 mile which were 12.6 @ 113.6. Regardless, the B7 does very well decisively beating the Challenger SRT8 and whetting appetites everywhere for what an M7 could potentially do.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: BMW Alpina B7 takes down 392 Challenger - 1/4 mile Drag Vid started by AMGSR View original post
      Comments 31 Comments
      1. boostedmaserati's Avatar
        boostedmaserati -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's a nice car. Different strokes for different folks. The motor is pretty awesome and I'm glad Dodge made it.

        Yes, the Mustang GT is cheaper with about the same speed but it's also a solid rear axle. Yes, the ZL1 is faster.

        So what? That makes this a pos? We might as well just start evaluating cars based on acceleration numbers for the dollar then.
        I thought you knew M3s and were a joke because a a GT500 is faster stock for less money?
        What have we been doing wrong.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by boostedmaserati Click here to enlarge
        I thought you knew M3s and were a joke because a a GT500 is faster stock for less money?
        What have we been doing wrong.
        Oh yeah I'm a retard because the GT500 is cheaper and faster out of the box. Clearly the M3 is a POS.
      1. boostedmaserati's Avatar
        boostedmaserati -
        Worst in class. Turrible
      1. mjmarovi's Avatar
        mjmarovi -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Oh yeah I'm a retard because the GT500 is cheaper and faster out of the box. Clearly the M3 is a POS.

        LOL not even close to comparable...this is just straight funny
      1. mjmarovi's Avatar
        mjmarovi -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's a nice car. Different strokes for different folks. The motor is pretty awesome and I'm glad Dodge made it.

        Yes, the Mustang GT is cheaper with about the same speed but it's also a solid rear axle. Yes, the ZL1 is faster.

        So what? That makes this a pos? We might as well just start evaluating cars based on acceleration numbers for the dollar then.
        the Zl1 is faster? You mean the SS is faster, or about the same peformance wise. What does the SRT8 offer that a fully loaded SS doesn't? Higher price tag? More weight and less aftermarket support? What about a 5.0 GT premium? The car is an absolute waste of money....if you really like the appearance of the car that much better....wait...no...you're an idiot if you spend the coin on one plain and simple. There is no logical reason to purchase one.

        M3...track ready luxury car...GT500....still expensive and only quicker in straight line....this was such an awful comparison....the M3 is a better car in every way except straight line performance which is NOT the reason you buy an //M car...however it IS the reason you buy an american muscle car and not only is the SRT8 let alone any challenger or Charger awful in a straight line...it has no other attributes to help make up for it....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mjmarovi Click here to enlarge
        the Zl1 is faster? You mean the SS is faster, or about the same peformance wise.
        What? The ZL1 has the LSA. What are you talking about?

        The LS3 is about the same performance wise so you aren't talking smack on it because the 5.0 in the GT beats up on it?

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mjmarovi Click here to enlarge
        The car is an absolute waste of money....if you really like the appearance of the car that much better....wait...no...you're an idiot if you spend the coin on one plain and simple. There is no logical reason to purchase one.
        Mopar offers excellent aftermarket support and once again the Hemi V8's are great mod platforms. The Mustang once again is a solid rear axle car and everyone has one.

        The Challenger styling is great. It's a different option. Why is someone stupid for buying it?

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mjmarovi Click here to enlarge
        M3...track ready luxury car...GT500....still expensive and only quicker in straight line....this was such an awful comparison....the M3 is a better car in every way except straight line performance which is NOT the reason you buy an //M car..
        Yet straightline performance is the reason you buy the Challenger and why you are saying it sucks?

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mjmarovi Click here to enlarge
        however it IS the reason you buy an american muscle car and not only is the SRT8 let alone any challenger or Charger awful in a straight line...it has no other attributes to help make up for it....
        Um you can buy a car for more than just straightline performance. I really don't think everyone buying a Challenger is doing so because they intend to have the fastest car in the world. If you want even more power you can get it.

        Is it the highest performing car in its segment? No. Does that make someone an idiot for buying one? No.
      1. mjmarovi's Avatar
        mjmarovi -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        What? The ZL1 has the LSA. What are you talking about?
        Obviously the ZL1 is faster than the SS? I'm saying the SS already outperforms the Challenger SRT8 so no need to throw the ZL1 in there. For about the same price though the Zl1 absolutely decimates the SRT8 in all aspects, including interior luxury.
      1. mjmarovi's Avatar
        mjmarovi -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge

        Yet straightline performance is the reason you buy the Challenger and why you are saying it sucks?
        Seriously? Why do you buy anything SRT if not for performance? Did you buy your //M3 for the added luxury?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mjmarovi Click here to enlarge
        Seriously? Why do you buy anything SRT if not for performance? Did you buy your //M3 for the added luxury?
        Yes. I bought the M3 partially due to its refinement, luxury, and pedigree. If I was just going for performance wouldn't I have bought a Z06?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mjmarovi Click here to enlarge
        Obviously the ZL1 is faster than the SS? I'm saying the SS already outperforms the Challenger SRT8 so no need to throw the ZL1 in there. For about the same price though the Zl1 absolutely decimates the SRT8 in all aspects, including interior luxury.
        ZL1 or SS the point remains the same that it is not all about the straightline speed or raw numbers.

        The Challenger is a nice ride. If one puts a premium on the numbers there are other cars as mentioned.
      1. boostedmaserati's Avatar
        boostedmaserati -
        I bought my Maserati with the intent of drag racing, sometimes it's up to the owner to justify the needs of the car. Could I have bought something with tons more support or easier to build? Sure. But that doesn't mean I'm a retard. It means I like luxury, and like the car. I'd not knock someone for that.