One of Alpina’s most iconic models ends its long history. As announced by the company itself, the decision has been made to end production of the Alpina B7 after six generations of history. In this way, one of the most radical creations based on the BMW 7 Series is put to an end.
Alpina’s history goes back several decades and has always been linked to BMW. It began in competition, but later it was characterized by the creation of sports variants of some of the brand’s models. Thus, they built a great reputation and finally ended up being acquired by BMW itself, to guarantee its existence in these changing times.
However, the one who will not be guaranteed permanence will be the Alpina B7, whose current generation was unveiled in 2019. It was based on the G11 and G12 generations of the 7 Series and had many improvements that made it an impressive machine.
For example, under the hood was a 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that was upgraded to produce 600 hp and 800 Nm of torque. In this way, just over 3.5 seconds were needed to go from 0 to 100 km/h, while the maximum speed was established at an amazing 330 km/h.
In addition to this, the sedan also received aesthetic touches such as 20″ wheels that could be 21″ as an option. Also included was an upgraded stainless steel exhaust system and new four-piston caliper brakes to match the new performance.
This is what characterized the current Alpina B7 and, with the arrival of a new generation of the 7 Series, many imagined what the new creation of this company could be like. However, we will never be out of doubt.
At the moment no reason has been indicated for the cessation of production of the B7, so we can only regret its dismissal. This puts an end to a very special car that had been in production since 1977, so it is a major loss. We only hope that this goodbye does not come from others shortly.