2021 BMW Alpina B7

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2021 BMW Alpina B7 Review: A BMW Zenith Aggrandized

by Aiden Eksteen

The BMW 7 Series executive sedan is a classy, masterfully balanced, and luxurious vehicle exclusive to only the rich elite. But for those in the upper echelons of the 1%, the 2021 BMW Alpina B7 is an even grander statement, with its unparalleled good looks and undeniable power. The BMW badge carries a special and recognized denotation, but cars bearing the unique and consequential Alpina insignia are far more exclusive and plainly in a league of their own. While BMW's M Sport division fixates on the performance side of things, Alpina aims to amplify both the performance and the on-road driving experience and opulence of BMW's cars for unrivalled proficiency and pleasure. With its 600-horsepower twin-turbo 8-cylinder and consignment of meticulously tuned underpinnings, the Alpina B7 sedan delivers tellingly and holds its own alongside other aristocrats such as the Mercedes-Maybach S, Bentley Flying Spur, and Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo.

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2021 BMW Alpina B7 Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2020 BMW Alpina B7?

Not all that much is new for the BMW Alpina B7 for the 2021 model year. The color palette has changed, with Glacier Silver and Azurite Black II Metallic traded out for Phytonic Blue and Frozen Bluestone. Inside, there have been only deletions, with fewer choices for leather color and trim. In terms of standard features, the CD player has been removed, while the previously optional Driver Recorder is made standard. Previously optional standalone features that have been deleted include the Ambient Air Package, the Icon Adaptive LED headlights with Laserlight, and Night Vision with Pedestrian Protection.

Pros and Cons

  • Twin-turbo V8 injected elation
  • Masterful handling dynamics
  • Serene and sound ride quality
  • Opulent and commodious
  • Consummate safety rating
  • Accessibility is extremely restricted
  • Recent design updates may be polarizing
  • Relatively low reliability expectations
  • Stomach churning resale value

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2021 BMW Alpina B7 Trims

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Alpina B7 xDrive
4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$143,200
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2021 Alpina B7 Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 207.4 in
  • Wheelbase 126.4 in
  • Height 58.2 in
  • Max Width 74.9 in
  • Front Width 63.9 in
  • Rear Width 63.7 in
  • Curb Weight 4,855.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Dravit Gray Metallic, Priority 1 +$1,950
  • Tanzanite Blue II Metallic, Priority 1 +$1,950
  • Aventurin Red Metallic, Priority 1 +$1,950
  • Frozen Bluestone Metallic, Priority 1 +$5,000
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic, Build Out: 08/06/2020
  • ALPINA Blue Metallic
  • ALPINA Green Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic

2021 Alpina B7 Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

2021 Alpina B7 Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • Front Leg Room 41.4 in
  • Front Head Room 39.9 in
  • Rear Leg Room 44.4 in
  • Rear Head Room 38.9 in

2021 Alpina B7 Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    18.2 ft³

2021 Alpina B7 Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    12 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2021 BMW Alpina B7 a good sedan?

It's difficult to review the 2021 BMW Alpina B7 alongside other executive 4-door sedans as it is, unequivocally, a one-of-a-kind cruiser. Though there are sporty sedans that are faster and more poised, the Alpina B7 will still excite and impress with its potent V8 mill and surprisingly dynamic chassis and suspension setup. This is not the B7's core appeal, however. While Alpina may appropriate these performance characteristics, for the thrills, it focuses more on augmenting the B7's nearly peerless refinement and luxury on the road. If you're looking for a dapper, upscale saloon that will deliver driving proficiency and pleasure in equal measure and without any compromise in modern technology and opulence, then the Alpina B7 will certainly delight. In the USA, the 2021 BMW Alpina B7 sedan carries a sticker price of $143,200, which means you'll also likely be the only person in your kingdom to have one.

In review, the Alpina B7, derived from the sixth generation of the 7 Series sedan from BMW, is a phenomenal vehicle and can be considered an apogee of BMW's renowned record of automotive engineering.

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