Scheduled to make its official debut at this year’s edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Alpina has announced the revised 2013 B7 which is based on the facelifted BMW 7-Series. Compared to its predecessor, the new version comes with more than thirty new parts, including here the new look of the front fascia which now packs LED fog lights. The interior cabin has also been upgraded, featuring ceramic secondary controls as well as new choices as far as the upholstery is concerned.
At the heart of the 2013 Alpina B7 is an impressive V8, 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine that is capable of developing 540 hp (547 PS / 403 kW) and a maximum torque of 538 lb.-ft (728 Nm). What this means is that the 2013 model is 40 hp (41 PS / 30 kW) and 22 lb.-ft (30 Nm) more powerful than the model it replaces.
The power unit of the new Alpina B7 is linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox that enables the car do to the 0-62 mph sprint in approximately 4.3 seconds, on its way to an impressive top speed of 194 mph (312 km/h).
The 2013 BMW Alpina B7 is scheduled to arrive in the United States this August, while prices will start form $128,495.
The German automaker is still analyzing whether they should launch an M7. Ludwig Willisch who is the CEO and President of BMW North America said that he wants an M7 and chances are that sometime in the future they will launch a hot version of the 7-Series since BMW has acquired the M7 trademark. What’s even more interesting is that they also registered the M10 trademark which might mean that BMW is working on some sort of supercar.