BMW’s recent foray into the M Performance sub-brand announced how the company is planning to add a bit of extra speed to pretty much all of its products.
While most of the BMW range will easily take a lot more power than they come with as standard, most eyes are pinned on a single product.
Pretty much everybody is interested in what they’re calling the BMW M7. An M division 7 Series will never happen, but an M Performance one might.
It’s barely under consideration. By the time BMW figure things out, our best call is the Alpina prepped B7 Bi-Turbo model.
The famous German tuner tricked out the 4.4 liter V8 engine in the BMW 750i by quite the amount. Starting with 400 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque the Alpina B7 gets 500 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
Four wheel drive is “needed” in order to elegantly handle that sort of performance so it’s no surprise to see xDrive being mentioned.
Essentially, the same gearbox and the same drive shafts are used as the standard car. New Alpina-like multi-spoke alloy wheels and fresh tires do go on though.
Alpina then moves on to trick out the exterior with a new, smooth flowing body kit and make a few changes to the interior as well.
With all the added performance and refinement, there’s still no getting away that we’re dealing with a very heavy car.
The BMW limo tips the scales at 4.861 lbs (2.2 tons). Despite this, the Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo comes with the well known BMW handling.
The 51.4 to 48.6 weight distribution may have something to do with that though.