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Munich Automobiles, local official dealer for BMW Alpina, has launched the latest B7 luxury saloon at the Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa.

17 Feb 2017 | Local News : Singapore


Official local dealer for Singapore, Munich Automobiles, unveiled BMW Alpina's latest flagship model, the B7 Bi-Turbo luxury saloon to Singapore's motoring press today. Who exactly does the B7 appeal to? Well, for those very demanding few who aren't satisfied with the standard choices at their local BMW dealer, the company has partnered with Alpina to create the BMW Alpina B7. Think of it as the M version of BMW's biggest most luxurious sedan.

The B7's new generation souped up 4.4-litre V8 engine produces 608bhp and a maximum torque of 800Nm
The new BMW Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo features a new generation 4.4-litre V8 engine with Bi-Turbo charging, petrol direct injection and Valvetronic. Mated to a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic with Switch-Tronic, the B7 puts out 608bhp at 5,750rpm and 800Nm of peak torque at 3,000rpm. In a straight line, the massive 2,060kg German luxobarge can achieve a top speed of 330km/h, and a century sprint of just 4.2 seconds.

But it's not only the engine that got the special treatment. The B7's suspension and chassis have been upgraded, the rear-wheel drive system recalibrated, and eight-speed transmission tweaked by Alpina. Oh, there's a Launch Control mode in case you have to settle a board-meeting dispute on a drag strip, or something.

That's not all. A special Alpina Sport+ mode, which is not available in the regular 7 Series, adjusts all vehicle, drivetrain and suspension settings to maximum dynamic performance, and lowers ride height by 20mm at the touch of a button.

Another Alpina design cue is the parallel stitches found on the steering wheel, which provide a smoother grip surface
Inside, you get fancier leather and nicer trim. The handmade Alpina sports steering wheel for example, is finished in the finest Lavalina leather (only otherwise used in a Rolls-Royce) with blue/green stitching. Luxury interior trim Piano lacquer or Myrtle luxury wood and two unique metallic paint finishes and Alpina production plaques on the doors remind passengers that they aren't in a normal 7.

Ready to place your order? At launch, the BMW Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo is priced at $730,000 with COE, and is available now. Without touching the road, the car has an OMV of $190,000 and attracts a CEVS penalty of $15,000.

According to local representatives, two units have already been sold with another two making their way to Singapore and another sitting pretty in the Alpina showroom located at 8 Chang Charn Road.
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