The 2007 BMW Alpina B7 is a high-performance version of the 7 Series. Created by longtime BMW tuning firm Alpina, the B7 is powered by a supercharged version of BMW’s 4.4-liter V8 making 500 horsepower. The Alpina B7 comes standard with most of the 760Li’s high-end luxury equipment. Also included is a unique body kit, a sport-tuned suspension, bigger wheels, more powerful brakes and special interior appointments. BMW of North America, LLC offered 800 Alpina B7s as limited edition models for 2007.
This 2007 BMW Alpina B7 has had all servicing done through Seattle BMW since 2013 (at 40,000 miles) including replacement of the SuperCharger pulley bearing at 70k. The SuperCharger repair was the only major work needed during the time owned and something that seems to be an issue on these cars after 70k miles. The Michelin tires are about a year old. The built-in Sirius Satellite radio has a life-time subscription and will not expire after being sold. The built-in cell phone operates off of blue-tooth, and just requires that you pair to your current phone. You’ll probably want to remove the other paired devices currently configured. The car also comes with a night vision camera which helps see in dense fog (though probably more of a gimmick than useful). The driver’s side seat has heat, cooling and massage, whereas the passenger only gets heat and cooling. The back seats are heated only. There is a “ski bag” installed in the back seat currently. This model will support a beverage refrigerator in the back seat but is a separate option. The car runs very well and is accelerates very fast. There is a normal vs. sport mode which is very noticeable when enabled.
Currently this vehicle is due for maintenance as well as brake pad replacement. I would recommend having this done at a 3rd party BMW shop as they will be able to use 3rd party pads, etc. which would be available domestically vs. waiting for replacement parts from Germany. There is also an outstanding BMW recall on the door latches which can be done at the dealer for no charge. There is a DVD changer for playing movies in the back seat. Currently this is not loading discs and believe the head need cleaning. The same is true with the CD changer in the front seat, however, the single CD player in front works fine. Both DVD and CD Changers have worked in the past. There is both a front left headlight and fog lamp that are out. Replacement bulbs for these are located in the trunk along with a new right hand side wiper blade (the left hand side was already replaced). I have had on occasion the radio amp cut out, however, would return after turning the car off then driving again. Not sure why this is but was infrequent enough to where didn’t warrant taking this in. The car has a lot of gadgets of which not sure we’ve discovered all of them during the past 5 years.
Fun driving car.