The vehicle business is diverse, with manufacturers focusing on their strengths and accumulating value through time. Mercedes-Benz has perfected the art of sheer luxury, as seen by their Maybach line, while Porsche is recognized for its motorsport achievements. Similarly, BMW promotes its automobiles' driving enjoyment as the most important selling element. So, what do you get when you mix unique Alpina luxury and fine-tuning with pure driving pleasure? The BMW Alpina B7 is yours.
The BMW Alpina B7 is a stand-alone vehicle that has led the BMW Alpina collection for the past half-decade and will do so again in 2022. Instead of many trim levels, the 2022 BMW Alpina B7 has only one engine option, and individuality is prioritized in the design of your B7. The BMW Alpina B7 comes with a variety of upholsteries, colour options, and alloy options, making the premium you pay for it worthwhile.
Each of the four cars vying for the top rank in the luxury sedan class offers its own unique combination of luxury and aesthetics for unrivaled road presence and recognizability. Despite the Alpina writing and badging on the car not being as well-known as the rest of the competition's trademarks, the distinctive BMW exterior is sure to pique curiosity.
The 2022 BMW Alpina B7, unlike the Audi S8, Maybach, and Maserati Quattroporte, has a low-key exclusivity. Alpina has introduced cosmetic components to the 7-Series design that are also useful, such as the drag lifting aerodynamics package.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 560 has the largest dimensions, as seen by its segment-leading curb weight, length, and height. It's only reasonable, given that the Maybach is the least dynamic of the four to drive. The technical upgrades in the Audi S8, as well as its rear-wheel steering, complement the refined characteristics of the 2022 BMW Alpina B7. The Maybach has the longest wheelbase, making it the most accommodating sedan, whilst the Quattroporte has more manageable proportions, making it a more dynamic car to drive, especially with its pure RWD powertrain. The external characteristics of the 2022 BMW Alpina B7 that stand out include:
The powerful engines and lightning-fast acceleration times try their best to make you forget you're driving a luxury sedan rather than a track-ready sports vehicle. The Maybach S 560 and the BMW Alpina B7 lead the opulent lists, with the Maybach S 560 and the BMW Alpina B7 respectively.
The BMW Alpina B7, unlike the Maybach and Audi S8, delivers traditional custom luxury in the form of hand-stitched leather of the finest quality, top-notch material utilization, and trademark Alpina touches to the infotainment and digital information cluster. Overall, Alpina guarantees that the interior of the 2022 BMW Alpina B7 is completely exclusive.
When so much space is occupied and shared among only two sitting rows, the interior room is more than plenty. In both sitting rows, all of the cars in the class have more than 40" of legroom, with the BMW Alpina B7 interior having the most legroom at 44.4". Luxury sedans, on the other hand, don't have much headroom because of their low-slung body designs, which cut into the available space through sloping rooflines. Nonetheless, the back seats' reclined positions make it simpler to cope with the lack of headroom. Interior highlights of the 2022 BMW Alpina B7 include:
The BMW Alpina B7 makes full advantage of one of the BMW 7-Series' high-performance engines. The 4.4L TwinPower V8 engine is fine-tuned to perfection, with the already huge engine being overclocked to produce 600 horsepower in a smart way.
It should not be mistaken with the M760i's flagship engine, a fire-breathing V12 with similar horsepower but poorer torque despite its larger displacement of 6.0 liters. The Alpina B7 engine produces a maximum of 627 lb-ft of twisting force, allowing it to sprint from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds and complete a quarter-mile in 12 and a half seconds.
It's not unexpected to see sub-four-second 0-60 times in this sector, given the performance of the heavyweight powertrains. When it comes to a standing quarter-mile, these premium sedans are also close to 10-second cars, with the Audi S8 finishing in 11.9 seconds despite not being the most powerful in the group. Both the Maserati Quattroporte and the Maybach S 560 forgo power and excitement in favor of comfort, as seen by their modest 0-60 times. The huge engines help keep the pace going until the quarter-mile is completed, since none of the other vehicles in the segment take longer than the Maserati's 13.3 seconds.
The BMW 7-Series platform is a tried and true platform, having supported one of the company's best-selling sedan models for the past decade. The 2022 BMW Alpina B7's foundations are already solid, and Alpina and BMW have teamed together to include a slew of safety measures and driver aid technology to help avoid any type of crashes or mishaps. However, the vehicle's sticker price, as well as the fact that it is custom-made, contribute to the lack of safety ratings, since crash testing an Alpina B7 is not a cheap endeavor. The following are some noteworthy safety features: