Alpina‘s version of the latest BMW 7-Series is the 2021 B7 Bi-turbo, a very high-tech, very opulent, very fast and ultimately, very expensive luxury sedan that is unique in its own special German way.
But not even Alpina’s cars are all equal – some are more special than others when you start customizing them through BMW’s Individual program.
On display at BMW Abu Dhabi, this B7 features a BMW Individual Chestnut Bronze Metallic exterior, to go with the dual-tone Caramel/Coheba Brown leather interior. This is what being unburdened by thousands of dollars in pocket change for extras looks like.
Last year, we saw another stunning B7, albeit wearing Citrin Black Metallic and a Mandarin/Mocha interior. The Mocha and Coheba Brown hues are somewhat similar, however, Caramel is more yellow than Mandarin, creating a stronger contrast, arguably.
While we can’t tell us how much this car cost exactly, we can certainly ball-park it, at least, by U.S. market standards, where the 2021 Alpina B7 xDrive costs upwards of $143,200.
It is equipped with a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 unit, and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system. Power and torque outputs are rated at 600 HP (608 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) respectively, which is enough to get you from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.7 sec), before maxing you out at 205 mph (330 km/h).
Of course, all that’s included in the aforementioned price. What isn’t however are the 21-inch Alpina Classic wheels, which will set you back another $1,300. Then there’s the Read Executive Lounge Seating Package, a $5,750 option, plus the Anthracite Alcantara headliner for $1,050.
Add all the BMW Individual touches and this is easily a $160,000 car – and we do mean easily. At this point, it would cost a bit more than an M760i xDrive model, which utilizes a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12, though to be fair, performance between the two is nearly identical.