New Alpina Cars. (17/09/03)
BMW has no plans to build an M-Powered Z4 & instead will throw it's support behind the Alpina versions.
Alpina will use a heavily reworked 3.0Litre straight six engine & bore it out to 3.3Litres, power will be increased by 69Bhp up to a total 300Bhp. 0-60Mph dash's should take 5.3secs with a top speed up to 168Mph. The new Alpina Z4 is to be called the "Roadster S", it also gets reworked suspension & 19" Alpina alloys wheels.
Also Alpina have developed a new B7, using a supercharged version of the 4.4Litre V8 to give 500Bhp, an increase of 167Bhp over the standard 745i. Using six-speed automatic gearbox Alpina claims 0-60Mph in less than 5.5secs & a top speed over 186Mph.
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