The BMW Alpina B7 is an extraordinary automobile. It has special tagging. It goes like smell on a greyhound scatting a fight with a trigger happy skunk and it flags along in a manner that might just make its very deep relative, the Rolls-Royce Ghost, a tad desirous. But the Buchloe massaged 7 only has eight solids, and eight simply won’t do.
Supplying up a claimed zero-to-60-mph moment of 3.6 seconds and 590 lb-ft of torque at 1500 rpm, the 601-hp twin-turbo 12-cylinder 7 is serious enterprises for serious businessmen. $154,795 is the amount you need to pay to BMW if you’re intending to march in to the business day and wine down a zero Halliburton case full of bills.
That’s a lot more price but it’s still significantly less cash than a Maybach-ified Mercedes S600 which carries an AMG-built twin-turbo twelve up front and wears a $193,925 value label or the Mercedes-AMG S65 car, which rings in at $229,525. It’s even less cash than the $173,375 non-Maybach S600. In the rarefied set of twelve-pot mega sedans, the segment’s first M Performance version turns out to be the authorized agreement of the agglomeration.