By Nauman Farooq
Most people would be very content with the performance of BMW cars, especially any of their ‘M’ models.
However, some yearn (and can afford) a lot more. That is where Alpina comes in, a company that has been modifying BMW since 1965. Their models are now even covered under BMW’s warranties.
In Geneva, they launched their latest road-rocket, the B7 Bi-Turbo. This is based on the new BMW 750i, and tunes it’s 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 to 507 hp.
Power is fed to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox. When provoked, it will sprint from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and onto a top speed of 280 km/h, that won’t make the O.P.P. very happy if you try it here.
Visual differences on the Alpina include a tasty body kit and truly massive 21-inch rims. Instead of run-flat tires, you get higher performance conventional rubber, so just pray that you won’t get a flat.
Inside, Alpina dresses things up with their own selection of leather and wood trim, and you can bet every gadget you could possibly wish for is available on this car.
The previous generation B7 was sold in North America, so here’s hoping this one will be too.