2013 BMW Alpina B7 – Review

2013 BMW Alpina b7 may not be a beauty, but it’s no beast either. Best of all, It shows a strong potential on road and you will find it smooth and quiet. Product of German engineering, you can see that comforting firmness to the seats and taut touch to the controls. Alpina b7 adds to the wonder for the ride and handling of the BMW models offering impressive overall responsiveness and an overall reworked transmission interfaces. The model is sure to turn the 7 Series into a big Bimmer going, adding to the performance and bringing state-of-the-art technology to the full-size luxury sedan class.  Read on to get a comprehensive 2013 BMW Alpina B7 review.

Exterior and interiors

In 2013 BMW Alpina b7, you will find standard luxury features such as power sunroof, zone automatic climate control, high-gloss wood trim and 16-way multi-contour seats.  Offering swell interiors, the work by Alpina is far more superior. A 10.2-inch color monitor integrates voice-activated navigation system, BMW Assist emergency and information and HD radio. Ultra-modern options offer lofty beam assistant, -view cameras, blind spot detection, lane departure warning as well as LCD display for entertainment i9n the rear. You will find fine leather and beautiful stitching on the Alpina steering wheel. It is evident that Alpina means business.

Engine and performance

2013 BMW Alpina b7gets its power from 540-hp 4.4-liter twin-turbo that is a direct-injection, that offers eight-speed automatic transmission. B7 enters as the heavy-hitter with 538 lb-ft of torque and 540 hp. It reaches 60 in 4.3 seconds and 12.6 seconds at 113.6 mph. The 2.81:1 axle ratio in the B7 is higher than .20:1 in the S8. However, the lagging throttle tip-in makes the BMW a bit more lethargic and this can be frustrating.  On the freeway, you will really find the BMW alpina b7 impressive. Alpina b7 is fast and can reach 60 mph from 0 in .3 and 4.5 seconds.  You will find a crazy combination of 538 lb-ft of torque and 540-horsepower with a top speed of 194 mph. This is a true executive machine that offers exceptionally comfortable ride. Decked with the ALPINA 8-speed transmission, the drive mode may be slow and a little unresponsive but this is completely acceptable.

Safety features

BMW Alpina b7 gets its safety from steerable adaptive bi-xenon headlights and Park Distance Control and adaptive brake. The car responds with sharp alacrity. And you will be delighted with those brakes that haul this rather large sedan down without drama from high speed. The suspension keeps away any trouble for the occupants. Standard safety features include anti-whiplash, front-impact airbags, anti-lock brakes, side impact airbags, stability control, pretensioners and security system for additional safety of the vehicle.


  • Amazing performance and handling
  • Best ride and handling
  • Fully backed by BMW warranty


  • Pricey when compared to predecessor
  • SwitchTronic nubs are less intuitive than paddles

2013 BMW Alpina b7 displays status and is an awesome car on the road. Performance and looks are naturally classy. The mystic blend of technology and luxury make the car more desirable. It is hard to believe that BMW could offer so much improvement son what we see here. Alpina does wonders for superior the ride and handling. The objective here is to deliver a car with sporty qualities that is easy to drive and remains comfortable.  One look at Alpina and you get drawn into the world of class and opulence.

The B7 Standard Wheelbase is tagged at $127,600, B7 Long Wheelbase at $131,500 and B7 LWB with xDri at and $134,500. There is no denying that it is a good car.

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Jyotsna Ramani is a passionate writer and an avid globetrotter. She had a knack for writing since her early years, though that was mostly letters to her penpals and jotting her thoughts down in her "Dear Diary". Over the years, she realized how her hobby could turn into a full time career and she started writing web content, books and pieces for local magazines. There has been no looking back ever since. Follow Jyotsna Ramani at Google+

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