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2018 BMW ALPINA B7

$138,800 — $138,800 MSRP
Sedan
4-5 Seats
19 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Nimble handling for size
  • Quick acceleration
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Massive backseat
  • Luxurious interior
  • Smooth engine stop-start system

The Bad

  • Minimal steering feedback
  • Legibility of silver- and glass-like buttons
  • Practicality of gesture controls
  • Huge rear doors a parking lot liability
  • Price rises quickly with options
2018 BMW ALPINA B7 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 BMW ALPINA B7
  • Carbon-fiber-intensive platform
  • Gesture-based controls
  • Active suspension, four-wheel steering available
  • In-cabin fragrance system available
  • Self-steering traffic jam assistant available

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What it is: The BMW 7 Series is the brand’s flagship sedan. The lineup consists of the six-cylinder 740i and the V-8-powered 750i. An M performance version is also available, as is an Alpina B7 performance model.

The 740i and 750i are available with rear- or all-wheel drive. The M760i has all-wheel drive, as does the B7. A plug-in hybrid 740e is also available. It features all-wheel drive, too, and pairs a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor.

Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8, Jaguar XJ and Lexus LS.

New for 2018

There are no significant changes.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 BMW ALPINA B7 currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 BMW ALPINA B7 has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by BMW

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    196-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The ALPINA B7 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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