Besides its much lauded smoothness, the new BMW ALPINA B7 impresses with sharpened responsiveness and more dynamic power delivery over the entire rpm range. Continuous developments and detailed enhancements mean the combination of high torque output and a transmission with great dynamic capabilities results in further improved driving performance.
The latest generation 4.4-liter V8 engine with two twin-scroll turbochargers, petrol direct injection and Valvetronic, delivers 447 kW (608 hp) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. Besides new 54 mm turbines on the turbocharges, the intercoolers now feature an interconnection which acts like an equaliser, reducing pressure pulsations between the two cylinder banks of the V8 engine. This together with a new engine management software means that the peak torque of 800 Nm (590 lb-ft), an increase of 20 %, is now available at only 2000 rpm and all the way up to 5000 rpm. This leads to significantly improved throttle response, more engaging power delivery and an effective performance gain in the most relevant rpm range.
The new BMW ALPINA B7 now accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds (previously 3.7 seconds) and can reach a maximum speed of 330 km/h (205 mph).
All components of the ALPINA high-performance cooling system are designed to remove inefficiencies and maximize effectiveness – special high-volume coolers are interconnected by large diameter hosing for maximum throughput. The ALPINA specific intercoolers comprise an indirect air / water / air set-up to facilitate short air intake paths. Combined with additional external water coolers and a transmission oil cooler, the system ensures the thermodynamic stability of the V8 Bi-Turbo engine at all times, even under highest loads and ambient air temperatures.