BMW came out with their fourth-generation E65 7-Series luxury saloon all the way back in 2001. People however weren’t exactly enamored with its so-called “Bangle Butt”, named after the automaker’s design boss Chris Bangle.
Even so, the E65 was a pretty revolutionary model for BMW at the time. It was their first ever car to feature the iDrive infotainment system</a and also premiered active anti-roll bars, an electronic smart key and a night vision system, among others.
It wasn’t long until Alpina got a hold of Bavaria’s newest luxury car and, in 2004, the tuner came out with the new B7, powered by a supercharged 4.4-liter V8. Exterior mods included a rear spoiler, new bumpers, new 21″ wheels, sports seats, custom instrument cluster and in the case of this Alpine White 2008 model, tinted windows too.
Excellent comfort, high performance
Inside, this car comes with black Nasca leather, Dark Ash wood accents on the doors, dashboard and center console, plus the following features: Comfort Access, automatic soft-close doors, power rear sunshades, auto-dimming mirrors, heated and ventilated 16-wa power front seats, heated rear seats, parking sensors, adaptive light control, sat-nav, a Logic7 sound system, 6-disc CD changer and more.
According to its Bring a Trailer ad, the car only has 18,354 miles (29,538 km) on the clock, which is quite respectable for a 10-year old luxury limo itching to go fast.
Just how fast you ask? When new, Alpina B7 models such as this one would put down 500 HP and 700 Nm (520 lb-ft) of torque, and could accelerate from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 4.8 seconds, before maxing out at 187 mph (300 km/h).
With two days left until the auction ends, the highest bid sits at $18,750, so if you’re interested, we think something around $20k should secure this super sedan.