BMW recently announced details about the second generation sedan, the 2013 BMW Alphina B7, set to launch later this year.
The new B7 boasts a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8, bringing the vehicle an additional 40 horses, up to 540 total. It also features a new eight-speed automatic transmission, a Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology, helping it hit a blistering top speed of 194 mph, and allowing it to go 0-60 in 4.3 seconds.
Visually, the exterior of the B7 includes new kidney grilles, flanked by redesigned Xenon Adaptive headlamps, LED fog lights and revised taillamps.
The interior features now-standard ceramic secondary controls, engine Automatic Start-Stop, and the Active protection system. Optionally, the B7 Sedan will offer Full LED Headlights, Bang & Olufsen Surround Sound System, new exterior colors and interior upholstery choices in-line with the 7 Series update.
The 2013 BMW Alpina B7 is slated to debut in North American at the historic Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August and will go on-sale immediately thereafter. Pricing will start at $127,600 and can go up to $134,500 for the B7 LWB with xDrive.