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Yes but some facts are incorrect- like the tire sizes that come with the LWB and XDrive models. PS- the B7 SWB RWD is fully MEnthusiast certified :)
 

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Yeah, autoblog was wrong on some "little" details like engine assembly at Buchloe et al. How come, they're not able to properly use the press material handed over with every car at press events? ouich

One of the best articles so far: 2011 BMW Alpina B7 Full Test

Apparently there was another press drive event in the U.S., besides the launch event of the car back last year. This time Andy was hammering the beast around a track.

Some quotes to think about for the guys thinking of getting their B7 "reworked" at Dinan :mad:

The twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 under the 2011 BMW Alpina B7's hood is a point of pride with him, as it's a 500-horsepower representation of what his company can do. This is no quick-and-dirty hot-rod motor with a reflashed ECU. After all, these are German engineers — relentlessly methodical.

The Alpina recipe for the B7's V8 starts with Mahle pistons that deliver a compression ratio of 9.2:1 and a pair of Garrett turbos with larger 44mm outlets. With 14.7 psi of boost, the engine now delivers 500 hp at 5,500 rpm and 516 pound-feet of torque at 3,000-4,750 rpm. Alpina's typically meticulous engineering includes new intercoolers with 35 percent more surface area, plus an additional radiator so the car can withstand the higher temperatures of the Mideast. Bovensiepen is also proud to note that the engine (like the car itself) is built right on the BMW assembly line in Dingolfing, which helps keep down the cost.

The 2011 BMW Alpina B7 gets to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds with the traction control disengaged (4.3 seconds with 1 foot of rollout like on a drag strip), and the quarter-mile comes up in 12.7 seconds at 111.6 mph. It gets away from the starting line effortlessly and seems to accelerate harder the faster it goes.
For all not too keen in reading, here's the eye candy:

 

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All I can tell you all is the car is just fantastic- its better in every way that really matters and the only gripes are some silly things that you will always get in a car.
 
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