2013 Alpina B7 receives some modest updates, but still goes like stink

BMW’s infamous tuning house, Alpina, has just upped the ante for the 2013 B7. Pegged for a full debut at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the new 2013 Alpina B7 receives a variety of updates.

An additional 40 horses and 22 torques were squeezed from the upgraded TwinPower turbocharged V8 for a total of 540hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. That will propel the new B7 to sixty in around 4.3 seconds for a top run of 194 MPH, and 193 MPH if the B7 comes with xDrive.

Also included in the update are some new visual cues such as sleeker headlights and front end, LED front fog lights, and updated taillights. The once optional ceramic secondary controls, engine Automatic Start-Stop, and BMW’s Active protection system are all now standard.

Pricing for the updated 2013 Alpina B7 goes as follows: the standard B7 starts at $127,600 while the short wheelbase xDrive model with all-wheel drive runs for $130,600, and the rear-wheel drive long wheelbase starts at $131,500 and one with all-wheel drive commands $134,500. Sales will start immediately after the debut at Pebble Beach.

– By: Chris Chin