BMW ALPINA B7

Chassis & Suspension

The new BMW ALPINA B7 combines the latest suspension technology to offer exceptional ride comfort at any speeds as well as unrivalled agility and precision handling.

The two-axle air suspension system combined with Dynamic Damper Control and Active Comfort Drive with Road Preview guarantees the very highest level of driving comfort while the Active Roll Stabilization minimizes body roll during cornering. The rear-axle steering of the Integral Active Steering system gives the new BMW ALPINA B7 class-leading levels of dynamic performance and light-footed handling. While the two-axle air suspension system with auto-levelling function is primarily responsible for the exceptional level of ride comfort, it also enables the ride height to be adjusted by a total of 35 mm (1.4”). At speeds above 230 km/h (140 mph) or when selecting Sport+ Mode the BMW ALPINA B7 automatically reduces its ride height by 15 mm (0.6”) for a lower centre of gravity, improved handling as a result of more negative camber and high-speed stability. When needed, the ride height can also be raised by 20 mm (0.8”) up to a speed of 30 km/h (20 mph) in order to increase ground clearance.

 

 

Integral Active Steering

In conjunction with the high-performance drivetrain and all-wheel drive system, the Integral Active Steering offers a dynamic driving experience par excellence. It combines a variable ratio electric steering system at the front axle with active steering on the rear axle whereby the wheels can turn a maximum of 3 degrees. Specially calibrated to the ALPINA suspension and MICHELIN® performance tyres the rear axle steers opposed to the front axle at low speeds for increased agility and dynamic handling. Conversely at higher speeds the rear axle steers with the front axle for maximum directional stability.

 

 

Performance tires

The BMW ALPINA B7 is fitted with MICHELIN® Pilot Super Sport tyres measuring 255/40 ZR20 at the front and 295/35 ZR20 at the rear (EU-Tyre label: E/A / 71dB front, C/A / 73dB rear), mounted on 8.5 x 20” and 10 x 20” ALPINA CLASSIC wheels.

Optional 21” ALPINA CLASSIC wheels feature a super minimalistic design – high-density and high-strength aluminium as a result of forging leads to a weight saving of more than 20 % of unsprung mass per wheel. The MICHELIN® Pilot Super Sport tyres are specifically designed to meet the demands of high-performance sports cars. They contribute directly to the precise steering feel of the BMW ALPINA B7 while foregoing run-flat technology in the interests of improved ride comfort.

High performance brakes

A revised brake system combines powerful stopping power with consistent brake pedal feedback. On the front axle 4-piston fixed callipers are paired with Ø 395 x 36 mm discs. On the rear axle floating callipers are now paired with larger Ø 398 x 28 mm discs.

 

 


Safety

A BMW ALPINA offers a high degree of comfort and sportiness as well as neutral handling, which ensures stability and a high-degree of safety even when driving at higher speeds.

The electronic driving stability control systems are specifically configured for each specific BMW ALPINA model, taking into account a plethora of influencing parameters, in order to ensure that the high power and torque are transferred to the road safely and effectively.

The influence of the aerodynamic properties of a vehicle on driving stability is of particular importance, especially at higher speeds. Based on the principle ‘Form Follows Function‘, the aerodynamic components such as the front and rear spoilers are specifically designed to work together in order to achieve the maximum possible reduction in lift and thus ensure very neutral handling.



Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions according to the applicable EU Directive VO (EU) 715/2007.


BMW ALPINA B7Long-wheelbase
Fuel consumption, combined:11,1 l/100km
CO2 emissions combined:253 g/km
CO2 efficiency category:

The disclosed fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured according to WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) and converted to NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) for comparison purposes. Depending on your country, vehicle related taxes or other duties may be based on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data which differs from that shown here.

Further information on specific fuel consumption and specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars is given in „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” which can be obtained free of charge at all points of sale and from the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Helmut-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen.

Efficiency-Class

Determined on the basis of the measured CO2 emissions taking into account the mass of the vehicle.