2020 BMW Alpina B7 Facelift Spotted With Texas-Sized Grille And Sportier Front Bumper

BMW is putting the finishing touches on the facelifted 7-Series and spy photographers have now snapped pictures of the upcoming Alpina B7.

Caught sporting a massive grille, the updated model has a more aggressive appearance as it adopts a sportier front bumper with a V-shaped lower air intake. It is flanked by new vents which appear to direct air away from the vehicle.

Further below, we can see a revised spoiler which will likely have familiar Alpina badging. Other notable updates include restyled headlights and a new hood.

The profile of the car largely carries over, but the side skirts may have been updated. That remains unclear at the moment, but there’s no denying this is an Alpina variant thanks to its iconic wheels which are backed up by blue calipers.

The rear end is heavily camouflaged and there doesn’t appear to be any major changes. However, we can expect updated taillights and a modified bumper.

Like the standard 7-Series, the Alpina B7 will receive an updated interior that features a new digital instrument cluster and an infotainment system running BMW Operating System 7.0. The latter has a cleaner layout, more intuitive operation and more customization options.

The rest of the cabin should largely carryover, but previous spy photos have shown facelifted 7-Series will have a new steering wheel. We can also expect the usual Alpina upgrades including special badging and premium leather upholstery.

There’s no word on performance changes, but the current Alpina B7 xDrive has a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that produces 591 hp (440 kW / 600 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system which enables the luxury sedan to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.6 seconds before hitting a top speed of up to 192 mph (309 km/h).

The 2020 BMW 7-Series is expected to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next year, so expect the Alpina variant to follow shortly thereafter.

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Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for Carscoops

  • eb110americana

    I only have 2 things to say. Oink, oink.

  • Adam

    The BMW grill is just looking more stupid

    • Icebreakerr


  • Vangelis Goulis

    Nice one. They managed to make an already ugly front grill even uglier.

    • donald seymour

      I’m holding my judgement. Laugh out Loud.

  • Bo Hanan

    Curious as to why they would enlarge the grille.

    • Icebreakerr

      its a 7 series why would u want tiny grills

      • Bo Hanan

        The one on the standard car will do fine.

  • Jake Ginther

    WHY is that grille so MASSIVE?

    • Icebreakerr

      its a 7 series why would u want tiny grills…

  • Bob
    • Chuck Fickens

      Knowing BMW, that’s probably the next generation 2-Series you’ve just shared with us.

      • Bob

        I have a suspicion that they are trying to acclimatize us to ugly cars. Maybe so they can try even less going forward.

  • I looovee B7, and I’m not really fancy modern 7-Series, I think they are what luxury sports saloon should look like.

  • Icebreakerr

    stunning car love that it has the new big grill

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    That’s so f***ing hideous.

    BMW has really lost their way….

    • Icebreakerr

      no they havent

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