The all-new Alpina B7 has been caught on camera undergoing testing for the very first time.

The all-new Alpina B7 has been caught on camera undergoing testing for the very first time.

It was only this morning when we heard BMW M's boss Frank van Meel saying there won't be an M7 which means the next best thing will be this, the Alpina B7. As you would expect from Alpina, the styling changes will be subtle as they will only make some aerodynamic tweaks and add their signature wheels while the interior cabin should go through a series of mild upgrades.

More importantly, the V8 twin-turbo 4.4-liter engine will likely be tweaked to develop more than the 600 PS (441 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) available in the B5 & B6 Bi-Turbo models. This means it will be substantially more powerful than the outgoing B7 which is rated at 547 PS (403 kW) and 728 Nm (538 lb-ft).   

The added oomph corroborated with the lower curb weight will enable the 2016 Alpina B7 run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in a little over 4 seconds taking into account the outgoing model needs 4.6 seconds. Consequently, top speed is expected to marginally increase from the current 312 km/h (194 mph).

Best case scenario, Alpina will introduce the overhauled B7 in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show although it might be a bit too early for that.