The New 2020 ALPINA B7 xDrive Sedan

Source: BMW PressGroup Canada

ALPINA Automobiles, together with BMW, is pleased to introduce the updated version of the exclusive ALPINA B7 xDrive Sedan. The new 2020 B7 is the sixth generation full-size performance-luxury model from ALPINA and the third generation of B7 to be available in Canada.

Besides its much lauded smoothness, the new ALPINA B7 xDrive sedan impresses with its sharpened responsiveness and enhanced power delivery over the entire rpm range. Continuous developments and detailed improvements mean the combination of high torque output and a transmission with great dynamic capabilities results in improved driving performance over its predecessor.

The latest generation 4.4-liter V8 engine with two, twin-scroll turbochargers, direct injection and Valvetronic fully variable valve timing and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing, delivers 600 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.

ALPINA Sport Suspension offers Agility and Unrivaled Comfort

The new ALPINA B7 combines the latest suspension technology to offer exceptional ride comfort at any speeds as well as unrivaled agility and precise handling.

The standard two-axle air suspension system combined with Dynamic Damper Control and Active Comfort Drive with Road Preview guarantees the very highest level of driving comfort while Active Roll Stabilization minimizes body roll during cornering. The rear-axle steering of the standard Integral Active Steering system gives the new ALPINA B7 class-leading levels of dynamic performance and light-footed handling.

BMW xDrive Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System with ALPINA Calibration

The all-wheel drive system builds upon the technical potential of BMW’s xDrive system and its intelligent distribution of drive power which continuously distributes torque between the front and rear axle within milliseconds for maximum traction and control. The programming of the torque distribution control, which is connected with the Dynamic Stability Control and the engine management system, is performance-oriented and increases agility and driving dynamics markedly – especially under lateral acceleration – while maintaining balanced and neutral handling.

Exterior Design

The design of the 7 Series, the quintessential BMW flagship sedan, has for generations been characterised by a progressive, sporting elegance. The iconic BMW kidney grill has grown in size and function and, together with new slim headlights makes up the powerful front end appearance. The new, more modern appearance of the ALPINA styling and aerodynamic elements accentuate the visual presence of the new ALPINA B7 and its performance character.

A new front bumper with functional air intakes, free-floating ALPINA lettering and horizontal character lines works in conjunction with the rear spoiler in order to effectively reduce lift to almost zero at the front and rear axle for excellent high-speed stability.

The ALPINA stainless steel sports exhaust system features two elliptical twin tailpipes that are neatly integrated in the rear bumper and give the rear a smooth, elegant look.

The exclusive paint finishes in ALPINA Blue metallic and ALPINA Green metallic are hallmark feature reserved solely for BMW ALPINA automobiles. A wide range of other BMW and BMW Individual paint finishes are also available.

Interior Design and Equipment

Generous levels of space, carefully selected materials, harmoniously coordinated design details and exclusive workmanship combine to create a luxurious interior ambience in the new ALPINA B7. An extensive range of standard equipment ensures maximum well-being and comfort for driver and passengers alike.

Nappa leather, multifunctional comfort seats, leather instrument panel, ceramic inserts on control elements and soft close doors come as standard. Features such as a full-co
lor head-up display, a rear view camera, and the latest BMW iDrive 7 navigation and communication systems help support effortless driving. 

Subtle ALPINA detailing ads exclusivity and individual style to the new ALPINA B7’s interior. Hand-finished using exceptionally high-quality LAVALINA leather, the sports steering wheel with blue and green stitching is captivating at the very first touch due to its luxurious feel.

Enhanced Acoustic Comfort

A series of refinements serve to enhance the acoustic comfort aboard the new ALPINA B7. The level of tire noise reaching the rear compartment of the exclusive performance-luxury sedans has been reduced by new shielding in the rear wheel arches. A further reduction in the interior noise level is attained through enhanced sound insulation elements in the B-pillar area, the seat belt outlet covers and the rear seat backrest. Laminated glass with an increased thickness of 5mm is now used not only for the windscreen, but also for the side windows and rear window.

The improved sound insulation is a significant factor in the superior level of comfort provided by the new ALPINA B7. The electric power windows feature new drive motors and control units which ensure precise power management, smooth movement and a consistent sound when the windows are lowered and raised.

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