Wednesday, 7 July 2010
2011 BMW ALPINA B7
I've always wondered if BMW would make an M7??? This right here is the answer....Alpina have been making fine tuned BMW's for a hot minute but this right here is nothing below astonishing
The N63 twin-turbo V-8 engine of the 750i has been developed with completely new electronics and a computer-assembled wiring loom. The turbos are enlarged and the exhaust system has been enhanced so as to reduce back pressure. The results of ALPINA’’s work is manifest both on paper and on track. 500 hp is achieved at 5,500 rpm along with a staggering 516 lbs-ft of torque from 3,000 to 4,750 rpm. The engine produces 113.8 hp/liter on its way to a 6,550 rpm redline.Harnessing all of this power to the ground are massive 21 inch, 20-spoke light alloy ALPINA wheels. Several decades ago, ALPINA discovered that the optimal design compromise between weight and strength is found in a 20 spoke wheel design. From that time forward ALPINA adopted these unique wheels across every vehicle they’ve produced.
Form follows function in the ALPINA design ethos, and this can be seen from every angle of the B7. A rear deck-lid spoiler is subtle in style but highly functional, alterations to suspension set up are felt from the first corner, powerful brakes halt the large car effortlessly and the powerful engine is nothing less than fear inspiring.
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