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2007 BMW Alpina B7 at the Chicago Auto Show

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Khatir Soltani
In order to properly introduce the Alpina name to the North American market, BMW will present the B7 as its first model. And what a car it is: it has gorgeous Alpina-style 21" wheels (245/35ZR21 tires at the front and 285/30ZR21 tires at the rear), a rear deck spoiler, and unique interior and badging. The real piece de résistance is the supercharged DOHC 4.4L V8. It packs a 500 hp and 516 lb/ft of torque punch. O-100 km/h time is rated at 4.9 seconds and top speed is of 300 km/h. To scrub off massive speed, a car needs massive brakes. The B7 has larger discs, high performance pads as well as an aerodynamic package reduces drag to 0.31 cd.

2006 BMW Alpina B7

Khatir Soltani
Khatir Soltani
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As a car enthusiast, he tests and compares vehicles from different categories through the eyes of the consumer, ensuring relevant and objective reviews.
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