BMW Australia has updated us on the feasibility study it has been working on with specialist tuner Alpina, to bring a line of the company’s performance-tuned cars here.
You may recall our chat with Alpina in Frankfurt last September, in which the lauded, independent tuning company confirmed its interest in expanding to Australia.
We recently asked BMW Australia managing director Marc Werner to update us on how the plan was progressing.
“We are in discussions with Alpina, and we are currently finalising our feasibility study,” he said. “We bought in one vehicle for testing and homologation purposes.”
The B7, based on the new 2016 BMW 7 Series, is driven by a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine. Some markets will also gain BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system, while others will go rear-wheel drive only.