BMW has announced plans to introduce the Alpina B7 Biturbo Allrad at the New York Auto Show.

BMW has announced plans to introduce the Alpina B7 Biturbo Allrad at the New York Auto Show.

As the name suggests, the car is an Alpina B7 with an all-wheel drive system (xDrive). Like the standard model, the Allrad will be available in short and long wheelbases.

According to BMW, "Alpina's unique mapping of the torque distribution markedly enhances driving dynamics and agility, especially when cornering, enabling unexpected levels of sporty handling. In addition to offering maximum available traction under acceleration, the system provides exceptional levels of active safety by constantly monitoring the driving situation and distributing torque accordingly."

More importantly, "in combination with the electronic suspension, consisting of Variable Damper Control and Dynamic Drive (active roll stabilization), the driver can influence the dynamic torque distribution of the all-wheel-drive system using the Drive Dynamic Control buttons to select between the programs." Three modes are available: Comfort / Normal, Sport, and Sport+.

Power comes from a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with 500 bhp (373kW / 507 PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. While BMW declined to release performance specifications, however, the non-all-wheel drive B7 Biturbo accelerates from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds.

BMW will also use the New York Auto Show to stage the North American debuts of the new 5-Series, the updated 3-Series Coupe / Convertible, and the facelifted X5.

ALPINA B7 ALLRAD xDrive Announced - Debut at New York Auto Show