BMW ALPINA B7

Powertrain

Besides its much lauded smoothness, the new BMW ALPINA B7 impresses with sharpened responsiveness and more dynamic power delivery over the entire rpm range. Continuous developments and detailed enhancements mean the combination of high torque output and a transmission with great dynamic capabilities results in further improved driving performance.

The latest generation 4.4-liter V8 engine with two twin-scroll turbochargers, petrol direct injection and Valvetronic, delivers 447 kW (608 hp) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. Besides new 54 mm turbines on the turbocharges, the intercoolers now feature an interconnection which acts like an equaliser, reducing pressure pulsations between the two cylinder banks of the V8 engine. This together with a new engine management software means that the peak torque of 800 Nm (590 lb-ft), an increase of 20 %, is now available at only 2000 rpm and all the way up to 5000 rpm. This leads to significantly improved throttle response, more engaging power delivery and an effective performance gain in the most relevant rpm range.

The new BMW ALPINA B7 now accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds (previously 3.7 seconds) and can reach a maximum speed of 330 km/h (205 mph).

All components of the ALPINA high-performance cooling system are designed to remove inefficiencies and maximize effectiveness – special high-volume coolers are interconnected by large diameter hosing for maximum throughput. The ALPINA specific intercoolers comprise an indirect air / water / air set-up to facilitate short air intake paths. Combined with additional external water coolers and a transmission oil cooler, the system ensures the thermodynamic stability of the V8 Bi-Turbo engine at all times, even under highest loads and ambient air temperatures.

 

 

All-Wheel-Drive

The all-wheel drive system builds upon the technical potential of BMW’s xDrive system and its intelligent and dynamic distribution of drive power which continuously and fully variable distributes torque between the front and rear axle within milliseconds for maximum traction and control. The programming of the torque distribution control, which is interconnected with the Dynamic Stability Control and the engine management system, is performance-oriented and increases agility and driving dynamics markedly – especially under lateral acceleration – while maintaining balanced and neutral handling.

 

 

Exhaust System

The stainless steel ALPINA sports exhaust system with two twin tailpipes is responsible for a reduction in back pressure and a great V8 soundtrack. Active exhaust valves allow the driver to influence the sound experience by switching between Comfort and Sport Mode. A typical ALPINA feature: the two twin tailpipes of the exhaust system are integrated elegantly and aesthetically into the rear apron.


BMW ALPINA B7                                                                                                       LWB                    

Fuel consumption, combined:                                                                                   11.6 l/100 km                
CO2 emissions combined:                                                                                         265 g/km                    
CO2 efficiency category:                                                                                            F   

Efficiency-Class

Determined on the basis of the measured CO2 emissions taking into account the mass of the vehicle.

New test procedure WLTP

Stated fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured pursuant to EU Regulation 715/2007 in its applicable version. From 1st of September 2018 the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) has replaced the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Regardless of the applied test procedure, it is currently still mandatory to state fuel consumption and CO2 emissions according to NEDC, hence stated values are determined based on the WLTP test procedure and are converted to NEDC for comparison purposes. Depending on your country, vehicle related taxes or other duties may be based on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data which differs from that stated here. The provision of additional fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as determined according to WLTP is currently voluntary until their provision becomes mandatory by law.

Further information on specific fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new passenger cars is provided by the ‚Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen‘ which can be obtained free of charge at all points of sale and from the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT) or online https://www.dat.de/co2/.