Alpina's 507bhp B7 has been leaked just days ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Thank goodness for that!
The long wait is over. Seen here is the final look of the Alpina B7 that's based on the new 2009 BMW 7 Series. Speculative pictures and renderings have been doing the rounds since December and this is the culmination of all that activity. Geneva 2009 will finally reveal the car in the metal.
The Bavarian sports a 4.4-litre V8 engine which has been supercharged by Alpina in the best way they know how. In the end it forks out 507bhp (378kW) and a stump-pulling 700Nm of torque. Zero to 100km/h is stomped out in 4.7 seconds and the B7 goes all the way to 280km/h (174 mph). Alpina is famous for calibrating its speedos 100% so you can be assured that when the needle reads 280km/h that is the true speed of the car.
Typical Alpina trim can be expected inside and outside as partly seen from the well known signature Alpina multispoke rims and rear boot spoiler. Technical upgrades should include stronger brakes and a sportier chassis.
Next to the B7 Alpina will showcase the B6 GT3 racer with its 4.4-litre V8 also producing 507bhp (378kW) and 725Nm of torque. The B6 GT3 is Alpina's first foray into the world of racing in 20 years.