BMW Alpina B7 useless after six generations


The BMW 7-Sequence enters its seventh technology with the redesigned 2023 mannequin unveiled in April, however there will not be an Alpina model this time round, the semi-official BMW tuner has confirmed.

Alpina earlier in September marked the top of manufacturing of its B7 based mostly on the outgoing BMW 7-Sequence, and confirmed the automobile because the final B7.

No cause was given nevertheless it could possibly be because of BMW, which in March acquired the Alpina model, getting ready to launch its personal vary of high-performance 7-Sequence based mostly on the most recent technology of the flagship sedan. These embody the M760e xDrive plug-in hybrid with 563 hp and i7 M70 xDrive electrical automobile with greater than 600 hp on faucet.

There’s additionally the problem of sedan gross sales dropping out to SUVs. Alpina’s XB7 based mostly on the BMW X7 outsells the B7, and an up to date model has simply been introduced for 2023.

There have been six generations of the B7 however the automobile hasn’t all the time been based mostly on the 7-Sequence. The primary was launched in 1978 because the B7 Turbo on the idea of the BMW 5-Sequence. The primary B7 based mostly on the BMW 7-Sequence did not arrive till 2001.

A documentary launched final November exhibits how the B7 is constructed, and supplies a little bit of a historical past on Alpina and an interview with firm founder Burkard Bovensiepen.

With the Alpina model now below the possession of BMW, future Alpinas shall be constructed at BMW’s personal vegetation whereas Alpina will concentrate on automobile improvement and the components and repair aspect of the enterprise.


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