New 591bhp Alpina B7 is as close as you'll get to a BMW M7

1 Mar, 2016 10:20am Lawrence Allan

Alpina works its magic on the new BMW 7 Series, and the super saloon has been revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

It's been teased, and now Alpina has fully revealed its latest offering, the B7, at this year's Geneva Motor Show

We only have US-specific details of the Mercedes-AMG S 65 rival, but they show the new B7 will get the 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that's shared with the smaller B5 Bi-Turbo. It produces 591bhp and a whopping 800Nm of torque.

Alpina B7 revealed on video

The company has also released a glossy video showing the B7 attacking a winding coastal road:

In the xDrive four-wheel-drive version available to US buyers, the B7 has enough thrust to propel its near-two-tonne bulk from 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds – or the same time as an Aston Martin Vanquish. Unfortunately, in the UK buyers are only expected to be offered a rear-wheel-drive version which won't manage such an impressive figure.

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The B7 is also capable of 193mph, and is derestricted from the factory, unlike the new 7. Currently the most powerful 7 Series planned for BMW's range, the 750i, offers 444bhp from the same engine.

The B7 gets the familiar eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, while Alpina employs a unique chassis tune to ensure more accomplished handling than the regular saloon. The car's Dynamic Driving Control (DDC) function also offers a special Alpina Sport+ setting for more agile responses.

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