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      02-11-2010, 07:46 AM   #1
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2011 BMW Alpina B7 arrives in the USA @ the Chicago Autoshow

Autoblog caught up with the 2011 Alpina B7 and has posted an brief exceprt and some photos online, make sure to follow through to their site for all their autoshow photos

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Not only will BMW not make an M7, but they even stopped making the incredibly-close-to-an-M Alpina B7 a few years ago. That car could hold its head high against competitors like the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, Audi S8 and Bentley Flying Spur Speed, with extra horsepower, refined handling and unique looks setting it apart from standard 7 series fare. Sadly, that car was only produced from 2007-2008 and since '09 there's been nothing to fill the void.

Today in Chicago we saw a bright light on the horizon. Just in time to do battle with the upcoming Jaguar XJR, Porsche Panamera Turbo and the like, BMW unveiled the 2011 Alpina B7. Functional front and rear fascias and spoilers, 20-spoke, 21-inch Alpina wheels, hand-stitched "Lavalina" leather and Alpina badges and sills differentiate this from lesser 7s.

Underhood there's a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with 500 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque 100 hp and 66 lb-ft better than the 750i, with a 0-60 dash of 4.5 seconds. Available in short wheelbase for $122,875 or extended wheelbase at $126,775, it's a helluva car for helluva lot scratch.
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      02-11-2010, 07:49 AM   #2
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This would make an amazing family car, but I am only 21

I am definitely in love with this car

What color is the car?
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      02-11-2010, 09:55 AM   #3
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Those wheels gotta go but other than that, this sucker looks awesome. I LOVE the colors, and I'm not usually a fan of light interiors. I don't know what color the exterior is either...doesn't seem to say anywhere. Looks like Monte Carlo Blue but I'm not sure.
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      02-11-2010, 09:58 AM   #4
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This would make an amazing family car, but I am only 21

I am definitely in love with this car

What color is the car?
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Those wheels gotta go but other than that, this sucker looks awesome. I LOVE the colors, and I'm not usually a fan of light interiors. I don't know what color the exterior is either...doesn't seem to say anywhere. Looks like Monte Carlo Blue but I'm not sure.
The colour is Alpina Blue
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I wonder how this bad boy compares to the 760Li version....
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      02-11-2010, 10:14 AM   #6
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      02-11-2010, 10:41 AM   #7
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Wow beautiful car!
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      02-11-2010, 10:49 AM   #8
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Big WOW... looks aggressive
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      02-11-2010, 12:30 PM   #9
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awesome but for that money I'd rather have the new M5.
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Awsome color...fugly car!
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that is sooo sick, i love the color
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This is the car for people with money AND taste!
Many BMWs (esp. M3) on the street grossed me out because of
countless brands of part they put on one car.

Thank god Alpina doesn't sell parts but a whole car only.
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This is the car for people with money AND taste!
Many BMWs (esp. M3) on the street grossed me out because of
countless brands of part they put on one car.

Thank god Alpina doesn't sell parts but a whole car only.
....+1 It is truely unique if you can only buy the car not its components.. ~Frost
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gorgeous car. finally a 7 series since the e38 that i truly like
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is it me or does the entire front look totally vertical/flat from the 3/4 view? (2nd pic)
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      02-11-2010, 04:09 PM   #16
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If the new 3er looks similar to this; I'm all over it!
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The sticker tells a very interesting story. Look at all the standard equipment on the B7 in the left hand column.



Some of those standard features are options on the regular 750.

Let's see, there's:

Convenience Package $1,700
Luxury Seating Package $2,800
Premium Sound Package $2,000
Active Roll Stabilization (ARS) $2,000
Head-up Display $1,300
Instrument panel with leather finish $1,200
Satellite radio $350

That's over $11,000 in options that are thrown in to the "standard" MSRP of $122,875 for the B7 SWB.

The MSRP on the 750i similarly configured (without M or Individual package) would be $95,225.

So, for $27,605 over the cost of a similarly configured 750i you get one of the rarest and most impressive looking cars on the road with a monster engine, modified suspension, 21" wheels, customized transmission, upgraded interior and a host of aerodynamic add-ons.

Could the Alpina B7 SWB be the bargain of the BMW lineup?
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is it me or does the entire front look totally vertical/flat from the 3/4 view? (2nd pic)
It's due to the new European pedestrian safety standards. You will see this on many new European cars. All of the new BMW models are going to look similar to this.
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it`s definitely an awesome car!!!
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This is the car for people with money AND taste!
Many BMWs (esp. M3) on the street grossed me out because of
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Thank god Alpina doesn't sell parts but a whole car only.
That's not entirely true. You can buy the wheels, spoilers, stickers and (for some models) suspension separately from Alpina. The drivetrain, exhaust and interior upgrades are exclusive to Alpina manufactured cars.
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haaaaa i wanttttt
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