Luxury tuners Alpina are responsible for taking care of the lack of an M inspired version of BMW’s larger limousine. Based on the BMW 7 Series the B7 Biturbo combines exclusiveness, athleticism and comfort in perfect harmony to create a high performance saloon. The engine output has been raised to 507 HP thanks to the turbochargers. The suspension is electronically adjustable, ready for any situation and because it is an Alpina the vehicle rests on the signature 20 spoke 21 inch Alpina Classic wheel.
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BMW tuners ALPINA have created a very likely sedan successor to their acclaimed D3 Bi-turbo coupe. Aside from the typical interior and exterior treatments from the luxury tuners, ALPINA begins the process by removing the turbocharged four cylinder engine from a BMW 123d and transplants it into a full size 3 series sedan. The 2.0 liter engine is then tweaked to produce a maximum output of 214 HP, generating more horsepower per liter than any other ALPINA road car. The vehicle can accelerate to 60 MPH (100 km/h) in only 6.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 152 MPH, while returning around 50 MPG.
If you still don’t believe in the performance diesel? Check out this video of the D3 and a 330 lapping the Donnington Park racetrack in the heart of Great Britain.
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The AlpinaAlpina B6 GT3 made its world debut today at the Geneva Motor Show. Based on the BMW 6 Series Alpina will enter two B6 GT3 race cars in the FIA GT3 European Championship.
The B6 GT3 is powered by a 4.4-litre V8 with what Alpina is calling a radial compressor (centrifugal supercharger), taken from the BMW ALPINA B6 S. The power plant produces 530 HP and 725Nm of torque.
"Due to the low centre of gravity, it feels more like a Formula race car than a Touring Car," says test driver Andreas Bovensiepen. The driver also said that the car handled its first 300 Km/h run beautifully and that he is very impressed with the lack of problems during the shake down runs. The car is still undergoing testing before the beginning of the 2009 racing season.
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Last month we saw a sketch of the closest thing well get to a BMW M7, the Alpina B7. Now a quick spy photographer was able to catch the car out testing before is premiere in Geneva.
Outside the car doesn’t seem to differ too much from the standard 2009 7-Series. Alpina seems to have just added a custom front lip spoiler, rear spoiler, and 21-inch wheels. Beneath the skin is where the real fun of the car is. The new Alpina B7 should be powered by a modified version of BMW’s 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivering around 507HP (7 hp more than the current B7).
BMW makes a M3 and a M5, but it doesn’t make an M7. That’s where Alpina comes in with the B7.
The tuner has a long standing close relationship with BMW, so now that there is a new 7-Series out, the new B7 close on its heels. In fact, reports now say that the car will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The new Alpina B7 should be powered by a modified version of BMW’s 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivering around 507HP (7 hp more than the current B7).
Alpina revealed its D3 Bi-Turbo Coupe on the UK market. Inspired by BMW 3-Series Coupe, the new model features a tuned version of the 123d’s 2.0L twin-turbo diesel capable of 214 hp. The coupe can reach a top speed of 245km/h(152mph) and registers 6.9 seconds from 0 to 100km/h. Despite its power the speedy car saves a lot of fuel, the model with manual gearbox returning 5.4L/100km and, respectively, 5.6L/km the one with automatic transmission.
For the UK market the company scheduled one hundred D3 Bi-Turbo Coupes with prices from £32,950 for the manual gearbox car and £34,540 for the automatic transmission one.
The history of the Alpina D3 begun in 2006 at the Geneva motor Show and since then the tuning company sold 850 units. Not this successful story will go on with the D3 Biturbo, a tuning kit based on the current 3-series.
The D3 Biturbo is powered by a bi-turbocharged version of the two-liters diesel engine found on the BMW 123d. The turbochargers now help the engine to develop a power of 214 hp and a peak torque of 450 Nm. This means a high performance of 107 hp per liter engine capacity.
An alternative to the standard six-speed manual gearbox is a sequential automatic gearbox called "Switchtronic". The performance of both variants are the same: the acceleration to 100 km/h occurs in 6.9 seconds, and the top speed is 244 km/h. According to Alpina, the average consumption of the D3 bi-turbo, depending on the gearbox, is between 5.4 and 5.6 liters.
The D3 Bi-turbo is being offered with the initial bars, a front spoiler, floor mats, an exhaust system, sport suspension, and the typical instruments with a blue background and the Alpina alloy rims in classical design.
A guy from the M5board Forums is the lucky owner of a black Alpina B7. Based on the BMW 7 Series, the B7 brings together the luxury, pioneering design, and advanced technology of the 7 Series Sedan with the scintillating performance of a supercharged, 500hp V-8 engine.
To power the BMW ALPINA B7, ALPINA specially developed a higher-performance version of BMW’s 4.4-liter, 90-degree V-8 engine and mated it to a 6-speed automatic transmission featuring steering wheel mounted shift controls. (...)
In ALPINA’s more than 40-year history of manufacturing automobiles, turbo-charged engines have consistently set enduring accents. Launched in 1989, the BMW ALPINA B10 Bi-Turbo is just one example of the cult status some of these automobiles achieved. In fact, ALPINA’s turbo-charging history began in 1978, based on the 5 Series and 6 Series of the day (E12 & E28 and E24). The new BMW ALPINA B3 Bi-Turbo continues this tradition for the first time on the basis of the BMW 3 Series with its world premiere at the 2007 Geneva Salon d’Automobile.
High performance 7 series model developed by BMW and ALPINA, Germany’s renowned performance specialists Woodcliff Lake, NJ.
The BMW ALPINA B7 will make its U.S. debut at the Chicago Auto Show.
Committed to developing the best performing vehicles in the luxury market, BMW along with ALPINA have created a special high performance version of BMW’s 7 Series luxury sedan. The 2007 BMW ALPINA B7 brings together the luxury, pioneering design, and advanced technology of the 7 Series Sedan with the (...)
Clever car, this, and perhaps more significant than it would first appear. The D3 is a shrewdly calculated attempt to capture a substantially larger audience for Alpina, precision-targeted with a Â£26,995 ($51500) price-tag, and offering just enough of the well-known Alpina brand qualities to distinguish itself from the regular BMW alternative, which in this case would be a 320d Sport.