2015 BMW Alpina B7
The 2015 BMW Alpina B7 is a thematic performance 7 Series full-size luxury sedan version. It is offered in versions both short and long wheelbase, with either rear- or all-wheel drive. The 2015 BMW Alpina B7 standard features include 21-inch wheels with summer performance tires, adaptive xenon headlights, one decklid energy, sensors front and rear parking, heated outside mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, a heated steering wheel, the power rear sunshade, manual rear side sunshades, auto-dimming mirrors, controlled four-zone automatic climate, upholstery premium leather, 14-way power front seats with heating and ventilation, the memory configuration conductor, heated rear seats and wood interior setting. Also standard are a head-up display, rearview camera, the 2015 BMW Alpina B7 (BMW iDrive) electronics interface, voice control, navigation system, Bluetooth phone and the audio connectivity, application integration smartphone, BMW Assist emergency communications, and 10 surrounding speakers Harman Kardon audio system with six-disc CD / DVD changer, satellite radio and iPod and USB connectors for input.
The 2015 BMW Alpina B7 offers a handful of options and separate packages. Assistance Package Plus adds optional driver mitigation system warning systems Blind Spot side and top of the camera, view and lane change and a warning frontal pedestrian detection and collision. 2015 BMW Alpina B7, Available only in models of long wheelbase, rear package luxury living adds two rear seats and power adjustable rear ventilated with massage functions, dropping the total capacity of car seats for four. An entertainment package for the rear seat adds two color screens backrests of the front seats, which can function independently controlled by a rear iDrive controller. Stand-alone options include headlamps with automatic beam control, adaptive cruise control, 16-speaker audio system Bang & Olufsen surround sound system and a night vision with pedestrian detection LED.
2015 BMW Alpina B7 Interior
Subtle differences aside, the interior of the 2014 Alpina B7 is much like business class luxury, the comfort and cutting edge technology found in the BMW 7 Series Leather flexible and rich wood accents adorn almost all surfaces, and the front seats offer outstanding comfort for virtually any body type.The 2015 BMW Alpina B7 rear seats also accommodate taller adults, and versions of extended wheelbase offer even more legroom and slightly more headroom. Optional rear seats that recline, heat, even the most demanding fresh and even massage occupants must satisfy.
The 2015 BMW Alpina B7 also adds tasteful Alpina badging, the unique steering wheel and optional wood trim including ash, myrtle and walnut, in addition to the classic black piano cutoff to distinguish it from the 2015 BMW 7 Series standard BMW. Blue backlit gauges and illuminated scuff plates also extend the uniqueness of the Alpina. Like the BMW 7 Series, the 2015 BMW Alpina B7 has the telematics BMW iDrive interface, which is quite easy to use, thanks to simple menus, the sharp graphics and faster processing times. But compared to rival systems often requires a bit more twists and clicks to get what you want. Storage space is our only complaint with this interior. The center console and glove are quite small, as in the regular BMW 7 Series, luggage capacity is only 14.0 cubic feet. The standard rear bench folds down to provide extra space when needed.
2015 BMW Alpina B7 Engine
The 2015 BMW Alpina B7 is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 that generate 540 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque. An 8-speed automatic is the only transmission available and includes manual shift control via buttons mounted on the steering wheel. In standard form, the 2015 BMW Alpina B7 comes in a set of rear wheel drive, but all-wheel is available. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 19 mpg combined (16 city / 25 highway) for RWD models, while AWD versions of fall 1 mpg highway rating.
2015 BMW Alpina B7 Safety
Standard safety features on the 2015 BMW Alpina B7 include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front and the rear parking sensors, front side airbags, airbag-length side curtain airbags, front knee and active front headrests.
Also standard is the emergency communications system BMW Assist, which includes the emergency response, Automatic Crash Notification, button, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle recovery. Several parking camera, a warning system of blind spot warning system lane exit, a night vision system and a system of Forward Collision Warning and Mitigation are available for 2015 BMW Alpina B7.