(4.5) 2 reviews
MSRP: $39,602$61,918
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 19
Engine: 540-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2013 BMW ALPINA B7

Our Take on the 2013 BMW ALPINA B7

Our Take

BMW's flagship 7 Series is a full-size luxury sedan that competes with top-line luxury cars like the Audi A8, Jaguar XJ and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, the 7 Series is also available in regular- and extended-length versions. The luxury sedan is available wi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Lethargic gas pedal response in Normal mode
  • Nonlinear brakes
  • Persistent drivetrain whine

Notable Features

  • Wider availability of eight-speed automatic transmission
  • More power for twin-turbo V-8 (750i)
  • Updated styling
  • Hybrid version
  • Regular and extended-length models
  • Available AWD

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.