The best German sedan with a top speed of 312 km/h could be your unbeatable Skoda Superb in a few years.
Nothing against the Skoda Superb, but this car is on another level, in every sense of the word. It is the pinnacle of evolution in its kind, combining completely opposite qualities in one unit. And yet, it is available in new condition for the price of a new Superb Laurin and Klement.
German premium sedans usually have one mission: to transport their owner quickly and comfortably over long distances, whether in the front or the back. At the top of the range of such machines are cars such as the Audi S8 or the Mercedes-AMG S-Class, which combine their obvious refinement with high-end dynamics. Beside them, however, we must not forget the third, the back, which in general cannot match them in terms of the number of copies sold, but which is a more attractive proposal. This is the Alpina B7.
This car is also used for long trips for work or pleasure, and its average mileage matches that. The first owners often cover hundreds of thousands of kilometers in a few years, then put it on the road, where it is still available at a very high price. But today we are going to bring you an example that is quite unusual.
This is the 2015 Alpina B7, a car based on the fifth generation of the BMW 7 Series with the internal name F01. Featuring a supercharged 4.4 V8 engine that produces 540 horsepower, it’s a fast car, even by today’s standards. It reaches 60 kilometers per hour in 4.6 seconds and can travel at 312 mph. Moreover, Alpines are not only fast, they are also very refined, and this is no exception, even if it doesn’t show it.
Dressed in white with a large black interior and wood panelling, she is not particularly attractive, but she is a luxury yacht on wheels. And his condition seems to be perfect. There is no visible wear inside or out, and the German seller talks about perfect collector condition in all respects. It is not surprising that this machine seems to have been forgotten and that in 8 years it has traveled only 25,564 km in the hands of one owner. That’s pretty low for a B7 F01 – you won’t find a used one for sale today, but driving nearly 3,200km a year in a car like this is almost a sin. But even better for the second owner.
Anyone who pays 50,328 euros, or about 1.18 million Czech crowns without German VAT, can be that person. With tax, that comes to around 1.4 million Czech crowns, which is what you’d pay for the top-of-the-line Superb Laurin a Klement 2.0 TSI – which comes to 1,346,900 Czech crowns. So it is a very attractive price for a new car of this caliber, which was not even produced in 200 copies and a price that should not fall as much in the future as that of the BMW 7 Series of the same era. The comparison with the Superb is almost laughable. This car is not bad, on the contrary. But try driving it through Germany in luxury at over 300 km/h? The Superb can’t do that, far from it, and it has less than 26,000 miles on this B7.
Alpina B7 has not lost its charm even after 8 years, the new looks chic even in boring details. With such low mileage, it’s an attractive proposition at prices several notches lower than new cars. Photo: Autohaus Hakan Celik, published with permission.
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