A stainless steel Alpina exhaust system is said to reduce both back pressure and weight, while the usual active sound system allows different volume engine notes depending on the mode. Revised brakes with braking-by-wire technology also feature.
All B7 xDrive models make use of a revised air suspension system with Active Roll Stabilisation, rear-axle steering and ‘Active Comfort Drive’ anticipatory chassis control. Collecting data from driving style analysis, alongside the sat-nav and front-facing camera, this is claimed to significantly increase ride comfort over lesser 7 Series models.
As expected, the B7’s styling features the significantly enlarged grille of the updated 7 Series, alongside the usual Alpina styling touches and updated interior technology.
US pricing has been confirmed at $141,700 (£110,000), but it’s not yet clear yet how that will translate to UK cars.