• (5.0) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $45,002–$83,994
  • 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
2015 BMW ALPINA B7

Our Take on the Latest Model 2015 BMW ALPINA B7

What We Don't Like

  • Lethargic gas pedal response in Normal mode
  • Nonlinear brakes

Notable Features

  • New 740Ld xDrive diesel version
  • Gas six-cylinder, V-8 and V-12 engines also offered
  • Hybrid version available
  • Regular- and extended-length models
  • AWD available
  • Motion-activated trunk opening standard

2015 BMW ALPINA B7 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

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. This luxury sedan seats up to five and is powered by a six-cylinder gas engine in the 740i and ActiveHybrid 7, a V-8 in the 750i, a V-12 in the 760i and a new turbo-diesel six-cylinder engine in the 740Ld xDrive. There's also a performance-oriented V-8-powered Alpina B7.

New for 2015

The 740Ld xDrive joins the lineup with a 255-horsepower, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine. It's based on the extended-length sedan and comes with all-wheel drive. Bluetooth connectivity and a USB audio port are now standard. The 750 gains a leather dashboard and full-LED lighting while the Alpina B7 adds full-LED lighting.

The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.


Exterior Highlights

  • Extended-length versions are 5.5 inches longer for greater rear-seat space
  • Aluminum roof, doors, hood and front fenders for less weight
  • Available high-beam assist automatically dims high beams for oncoming drivers
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Adaptive headlights move with steering wheel
  • Available LED headlights
  • Power-folding, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • 18-inch wheels; 19- and 20-inch wheels available
  • 21-inch wheels (Alpina B7)
  • Available M Sport Package augments the exterior with more aggressive lower bodywork and darker Shadowline door and window trim

Interior Highlights

  • 10.2-inch dashboard screen for iDrive system
  • Four-zone climate control, including independent control for rear passengers
  • Available rear massaging and ventilated seats
  • Available rear entertainment system with dual screens 
  • Available head-up display
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • 315-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine for the 740 and ActiveHybrid 7
  • 445-hp, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 for the 750
  • 540-hp, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 for the Alpina B7
  • 535-hp, twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12 for the 760
  • 255-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder for 740Ld xDrive
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology
  • Rear- or available all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Knee airbags
  • Backup camera; surround-view camera system available
  • Automatic collision notification with 10-year subscription
  • Available lane departure warning
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available night vision with pedestrian detection

 

Consumer Reviews

5.0

Average based on 2 reviews

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Nick The Sub Driver

by Nick!!! from The Villages,Florida on April 20, 2017

This is a Super Car! Every thing l Hoped for and More! Just reading the Booklet and going over All the Accessories that came with this Vehicle is mind boggling!

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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