We at Car Articles love a fast, capable four door. We like them even more when they are record breakers – which is where the Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo comes in. The B7 is powered by a 4.4 litre V8 delivering 608 hp (up from 600 for the show car) and 800 Nm, offering effortless 200 mph performance.
“Not long ago, only the most focussed £million hypercars could touch 200 mph. Where road conditions allow, owners of the new B7 Bi-Turbo can cruise long distances at that legendary speed. with friends and family in considerable comfort,” says brand manager Gary Lott. “Remarkably, ALPINA has achieved this alongside superb ride quality and refinement at lower speeds, and all for just £115,000.”
A new indirect intercooler system (air/water/air) further improves both power and responsiveness, with a main intercooler feeding the two large-volume, close-coupled intercoolers. Together with additional radiators, the system ensures the thermodynamic stability of the V8 Bi-Turbo engine at all times, even under the highest sustained loads and most aggressive ambient air temperatures.
Inside, the new B7 Bi-Turbo can be specified with an almost limitless range of options and leather trims, individually-crafted in ALPINA’s saddlery. Standard equipment on UK-market cars includes high-end Nappa leather, a leather-covered instrument panel, ceramic applications on selected control elements, soft close doors, a full-colour Head-Up Display and a rear view camera. Door sills are enhanced by ALPINA Blue illumination of the B7 model inscriptions coordinating with interior ALPINA Blue mood lighting. The unique ALPINA styling of the exterior can be enriched by ALPINA’s iconic Deco-Set along the sides and on the front spoiler, while the interior of each car is finished with a unique, numbered production plaque on the centre console.
All this amounts to a really rather desirable luxobarge that we’d love to turn up to any high class event in. It is more than capable of taking the kids, luggage and other half on just about any vacation you’d like to go on. Not only that, but you’d arrive in comfort and really rather quickly if you have a heavy right foot.