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BMW set to bring back Alpina B7 at Chicago Auto Show

During the last few weeks, the upcoming Detroit Auto Show has been namechecked in almost any new car or concept announcement, being the place to be for any carmaker which wants to reveal something new for the North American market.

But BMW hasn’t forgot about the Chicago Auto Show, and has just revealed that it will be bringing back the Alpina B7, based on the new F01 generation of the 7 Series. The bespoke edition will offer an upgraded engine, as the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 now outputs over 500 HP, as opposed to the stock 400, and the torque rating is at 516 lb-ft. 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) time is now pegged at around 4.5 seconds, which is quite impressive, given the weight of the bulky limousine.

In terms of visual upgrades, the Alpina B7, which will be offered in both standard and long wheelbase editions, will feature a set of 21-inch, 20-spoke wheels, wrapped in special Michelin PS2 tires. A bigger front air dam, as well as a rear bootlid spoiler will be included, while on the inside drivers and passengers will be treated to upgraded leather upholstery and wooden inserts.

Set to be released on the US market in spring, prices have yet to be announced. Look forward to February’s Chicago Auto Show for more details.

Source: BMW

3 Responses to BMW set to bring back Alpina B7 at Chicago Auto Show

  1. intensive driving says:

    I never did work out what the relationship was/is between BMW and Alpina! It appeared to be a tuning company with a privileged relationship with BMW; but BMW effectively killed it with more M series cars of their own…

  2. intensive driving says:

    Just a thought… with car manufacturers greening themselves – or appearing to green themselves – the Alpina relationship may again be useful to BMW.

  3. [...] models to New YorkBy Andrey on Mar 25, 2010 in BMWNo comments Even though it revealed the US-spec Alpina B7 luxury limousine at the Chicago Auto Show last month, BMW isn’t slowing down, and has just [...]

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