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Old 15th June 2012, 22:07   #1
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Official: ALPINA B7 BiT LCI coming stateside in August 12

Today, ALPINA released the technical specification and first pictures of the upcoming BMW ALPINA B7 BiTurbo Facelift aka LCI, via BMW NA. Market debut will be shortly after its public premiere at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August.

Core features:
Power bump: now rated 540 hp
22 lb-ft more torque (up to 538 from 516 lb-ft)
ALPINA 8- speed high performance transmission
Top speed is now 194 mph (drag-limited, 193 mph with xDrive)
0-60 drops into the low-mid-4-second range for all variants (4.3-4.4 seconds)
Available in LWB, SWB and x-drive respectively

Source & picture credits: The 2013 BMW ALPINA B7 Facelift
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Originally Posted by BMW NA - Press release
he B7’s body is manufactured in the BMW 7 Series factory (Plant Dingolfing) and hand-finished with the remaining ALPINA components at the ALPINA factory in Buchloe, Germany.
I'm wondering what the "remaining ALPINA components" are I was thinking the US-spec B7s aren't coming to Buchloe at all? We had the thread about the previous E65 US-spec B7 somewhere here, and if I recall correctly they are not legalized with the ALPINA VIN at Buchloe and one was not able to order ALPINA interiors, as well? Still the same game with the current B7 BiT??

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ALPINA blue matte finish is also available for the B7 BiT LCI



more pictures here, taken in Schiphol probably on their way to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance:
Alpina B7 Biturbo 2012 - 2012-07-29 - Autogespot
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Andy Bovensiepen was introducing the new B7 to journalists @ Laguna Seca:

Laguna Seca: 2013 ALPINA B7 on the track

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I want the lights !!!!! if anyone knows how to do a retrofit please let me know
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