For the 2011 model year, there are four derivatives of the B7 available in the States: the B7, B7 L (long wheelbase), B7 xDrive (all-wheel drive), and B7 L xDrive. All feature generally the same equipment.
Exterior changes are limited, but critical. The front and rear fascias are new, and the entire body sits lower (15 mm in front and 10 mm in the rear) over Alpina 20-spoke, 21-inch wheels. Andy Bovenseipen explained that the wheels with 18 or 20 spokes manifest the ideal balance of maximum strength with minimal weight, which is why Alpina has used almost the exact same design for decades. But Alpina didn't just throw on a pair of new hoops and call it a day – nestled within the wheel's center cab is the valve stem, with air traveling through a single hollow spoke to inflate the tire. As is always the case with Alpina, it's the details that matter.
The subtle exterior changes are more than cosmetic. The front air dam directs air toward the additional coolers needed for the powertrain and drag has been cut by 30-percent at the front and 15-percent at the rear. While you can barely discern the upgrades, the exterior looks at once elegant and powerful.
The modified BMW twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 produces 507 horsepower – 107 ponies more than stock. More importantly, from Andy Bovenseipen's point of view, is the torque – 517 pound-feet of the stuff. A winning race driver in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM), Bovenseipen has firm opinions on torque, "What's important is that the you have torque over a wide range of RPM, it can't be peaky. Torque is important in racing and on the road, because you use it for overtaking."
The company claims a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds, and with an electronically-limited top speed of 175 mph (due to an agreement between European tire manufacturers), overtaking is not an issue in the B7.
|Weekday Rates (M - Thu) 1 day (24 hours)||$395|
|Weekday Additional Day (M - Thu) 1 day (24 hours)||$275|
|Weekend Rates (F - Sun) 2 days (48 hours)||$900|
|Weekend 3 days (+ free ½ day)||$950|
Available for Rental
This car is available for rental in Florida only.
All daily rentals include 125 miles/day. Weekly rentals include 700 miles/week. Additional mileage is billed at $2.00/mile. With chaffeur add $125 per hour