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      09-21-2017, 03:08 PM   #1
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2017 BMW Alpina B7 Review by Carlos Lago

Edmunds Senior Writer Carlos Lago explores the all-new full-size luxury sedan 2017 BMW Alpina B7, from its comfortable ride to spacious back seat. He even checks out its suite of features like that in-cabin cologne spritzer.

Q: How much does the BMW Alpina B7 cost?
A: The 2017 BMW Alpina B7 starts at $139,795.

Q: What is the BMW Alpina B7?
A: The BMW Alpina B7 is all-new for 2017. It's a high-performance version of the standard BMW 7 Series, so it includes upgrades to the engine and suspension in addition to several exclusive interior changes.

Q: What type of engine powers the BMW Alpina B7?
A: The 2017 BMW Alpina B7 has a 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 engine (600 horsepower, 590 pound-feet) mated to an eight-speed transmission with xDrive all-wheel drive.


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The 21” looks much better than these 20”.
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Since 1964, pretty much the same wheels, still looking great!!!
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Yes! But I believe this one would ride better!
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Yes but if we do not change the world will simply stay the same.

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Yes but if we do not change the world will stay the same.

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Yes but if we do not change the world will stay the same.

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Anyone knows why Carlos keeps going back and forth between Motor trend and Edmunds?
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No way I would subscribe to this channel. I do not care if you think it is more of a luxury car, I want to know how many gs it can pull. Does he really care about performance, might as well watch a Consumer Reports review, gees!!!What are the stats between the B7 & the 7 series M-Sport? Those leather seats are gorgeous, but I do agree with the wood color clash. Also, can not stand the Alpina wheels & front end, swallow your pride Alpina & design your own front end that closely resembles the m-sport front end, or Manhart, 3D designs, Mickey Mouse, anybody else! Or at least replace the horizontal slats with cheap plastic or wire mesh, anything but those slats!

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No way I would subscribe to this channel. I do not care if you think it is more of a luxury car, I want to know how many gs it can pull. Does he really care about performance, might as well watch a Consumer Reports review, gees!!!What are the stats between the B7 & the 7 series M-Sport? Those leather seats are gorgeous, but I do agree with the wood color clash. Also, can not stand the Alpina wheels & front end, swallow your pride Alpina & design your own front end that closely resembles the m-sport front end, or Manhart, 3D designs, Mickey Mouse, anybody else! Or at least replace the horizontal slats with cheap plastic or wire mesh, anything but those slats!
You're totally missing the point. Obviously this car is very limited and targets difference audience.
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Anyone knows why Carlos keeps going back and forth between Motor trend and Edmunds?
I believe there was no room for him at Motor Trend?
As you know, Randy, Adam Sandler and a big bearded guy pretty much took over the show.
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You're totally missing the point. Obviously this car is very limited and targets difference audience.
You're right, I get it, but I still want to know those number & I just think Alpina could increase their sales volume exponentially by giving buyers a choice between the traditional Alpina front end vs. changing up the front end. I just looked up the attached Car & Driver review & test data. The B7 according to them pulls .97 g's!!! WOW!! Sounds to me they hit the nail on the head that the B7 is a bad ass luxury car that is one heck of a sports sedan as well. 0-60 comes in just 3.4 SECONDS. HOLY CRAP!!! 1/4 mile 11.6 @ 122 mph! 320 horse power vs. 600. The 2016 750i xDrive M Sport pulled .88 g's & 4.3 seconds 0-60, 1/4 mile 12.7 @ 111.9 mph not even close to the B7 on both accounts! I just get the feeling he's saying things just to be different & nit picky. Because it looks like he's just way off on his review. Granted the B7 as tested price was $157,445 vs. $127,545, but what a difference. If I had that kind of money I'd definitely buy the Alpina & simply change out the front end.

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As you know, Randy, Adam Sandler and a big bearded guy pretty much took over the show.
I see Camissa has left too. Interesting..
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