BMW used the 2010 New York Auto Show as a chance to showcase its fan favorite, the 2011 Alpina B7. The ’11 Alpina B7 is based off of the current 750i but under the hood, the Alpina is pure performance. The twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter direct-injection V8 mated a six-speed automatic transmission with Alpina Switchtronic transmission control produces 500 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. With the Alpina Switchtronic transmission control, there are Sport and Manual modes.
True to Alpina style, BMW wants to draw attention to the stainless-steel dual exhaust. With the special turbochargers that are tweaked to allow better air flow from Alpina (supplied by Honeywell-Garrett), the B7 produces 1.0 bar of boost versus 0.7 bar from the standard 750i sedan.
The 2011 BMW Alpina B7 will go on sale in the spring.