For five model generations, Alpina crowned the BMW 7 Series with its own version. With the model change to the new 7 Series, Alpina is discontinuing the B7.
, BMW itself never gave the 7 Series a sporty M model. This role always fell to Alpina, who, although not a hardcore M-Sportler, made the luxury sedan into a slightly sportier variant. This tradition ends with the model change from the current G11/12 type to the new BMW 7 Series G70. As Alpina Belgium announced in a Facebook post, the Alpina B7 has reached the end of its production. The last model in the series rolled off the assembly lines. No new Alpina will be developed for the G70 .
Alpina B7 (G12)
From 2025, the Alpina brand rights will be transferred to BMW anyway, so the development effort for a new model is obviously no longer worthwhile for the Buchloer company. Since 2016, the last B7 has only been available in the long version with all-wheel drive. Its 4.4-liter V8 biturbo engine delivered 608 hp and a maximum torque of 800 Nm. Enough to accelerate the luxury liner from zero to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds. The top speed was an impressive 330 km/h. The facelift version of the B7 with the XXL radiator grille has been rolling off the assembly line since 2019.
Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo (F01/02)
From 2009 to 2015, Alpina produced the 7 Series as a biturbo version in the form of the sedan with a long and short wheelbase and with rear-wheel drive. A 4.4 liter V8 biturbo engine also served as the power source, which initially started with 507 hp and 700 Nm of torque and later increased to 540 hp and 730 Nm. The top speed increased from 302 to 312 km/h. The sprint time was between 4.6 and 4.8 seconds.,
Alpina B7 (E65/E66)
Alpina manufactured its B7 from 2004 to 2008 on the basis of the 7 series E65/E66. It was available in both wheelbases and always featured rear-wheel drive. The 4.4 liter V8 engine relied on a radial compressor and made 500 hp and 700 Nm. Enough to bring the sedan to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. The top speed was 300 km/h.
Alpina B12 (E38)
In the period 1995 to 1998, Alpina produced its 7 Series under the designation B12, supplemented by the respective displacement, which ranged from 5.7 to 6.0 liters. The smaller twelve-cylinder made 388 hp and 566 Nm, the big V12 then 430 hp and 600 Nm. The 5.7 sprinted to 100 in 6.4 seconds and managed 280 km/h. The six-liter reduced the sprint time to 5.9 seconds and raised the top speed bar to 291 km/h.
Alpina B11 3.5 (E32)
Alpina refined the first 7 Series in 1987 based on the E32. With classic tuning, the Buchloer tuner gets tame 250 hp and 330 Nm from the 3.5 liter BMW six-cylinder. The 7 Series sprinted to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and reached a maximum speed of 248 km/h. On the basis of the E32, however, the B11 4.0 was also created with a displacement increased to four liters and then 315 hp and 410 Nm, which accelerated the B11 to 100 and a maximum of 260 km/h in 7.1 seconds. The crowning glory of the E32 family was the B12 5.0 with a V12 engine, 350 hp and 470 Nm of torque. The sprint time here was 6.9 seconds, the top speed was 275 km/h.,
Alpina has stopped production of the B7. There will no longer be another model based on the new 7 Series - at least not from Alpina in Buchloe. What BMW will do with the brand name from 2025 remains completely open.