If you’re a fan of murdered-out VIP luxury sedans, then you’ll love the BMW Alpina B7 Exclusive Edition. The catch is that you can only have it if your national flag has a maple leaf on it.
Based on the G11 750i, the B7 Exclusive Edition is limited to 21 units, seven each of Individual Frozen Black, Individual Frozen Grey and Black Sapphire Metallic, with “1 of 7” plaques denoting the uniqueness of each vehicle. Other features include embossed head restraints, full Merino leather upholstery with piano black wood panels, a hand-stitched steering wheel and dark grey stitching.
The double kidney grilles are surrounded in black chrome, with most of the brightwork surrounding the windowsills also finished in the deep tone. The alloys are black 21-inch multi-spoke items, with the front sill sporting an ‘Alpina’ badge. This aesthetic is not dissimilar to the treatment Rolls-Royce applied to the Black Badge versions of its Ghost and Wraith vehicles.
It wouldn’t be an Alpina without some significant engine re-working and the B7 Exclusive Edition doesn’t disappoint in that department. The 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 has been wound up to 447kW and a monstrous 800Nm of torque. This means the massive limousine can destroy the 0-100km/h sprint in 3.7 seconds.
As with all Alpinas, BMW co-operates with the company, with cars prepared at the Dingolfing manufacturing facility before taking a two-hour journey south-west to Alpina in Buchloe for finishing touches.
The G11 7 Series is a pretty impressive starting point as it is, with a “Carbon Core” chassis philosophy adding reinforcement to the chassis, with the ability to remotely summon the vehicle and park without a driver.
In Australia, the Alpina B7 can be had with the same 447kW/800Nm engine for a starting price of $369,720, before on-road costs.