Luxury vehicles are a dream of many people. And while several brands offer almost an entry level price point in the luxury market – there are others that offer you the far end of the extreme as well. BMW has models that start at the a more reasonable price point, and go all the way up to their luxury Alpina line. Each step up the ladder means more features, more innovation and let’s not forget – a little bit of bragging rights.
Luxury at A More Affordable Price
If you’re looking to find the ultimate driving experience in a luxury vehicle there are very few brands that come to mind. But when you hear luxury, you may instantly think of Rolls-Royce. While they’re under the same umbrella of the BMW Group, their often $400,000 price point takes them out of the equation for many people.
This is where Alpina fits into the mix, offering luxury car owners a more affordable luxury car at a lower price point. Of course this is all relative, because the Alpina will run you around $150,000 but at more than half the price of the Royce, this may be one of the few things that will set it apart.
Features You Don’t Get Elsewhere
Now the Alpina B7 is set up more like a chauffeur vehicle than most of the other luxury cars on the market. The back seat passengers have full control of the climate control, ability to set the navigation and even take advantage of adjustable seating and heated (and massaging seats) while they are being taken to their next destination.
The driver and the front passenger have not been left out in the equation, with full massaging seats, a panoramic sky lounge LED roof, Bowers & Wilkins sound system, gesture control and many other features. You will stay connected on the go with a Wifi hot spot integrated in the vehicle and USB C Charging throughout.
A Bespoke Vehicle That is More Unique
So what does it mean to get a bespoke vehicle? It means it’s a car that is custom made for you – on demand. You wont be choosing it from a lot or a pile of premade cars. Instead, you will order your car, with each step being integral to the final outcome of the car. From the custom color of the accents to the nappa leather placement and more. This car will not only fit you as you drive it but your style completely.
But why is this type of luxury so unique? This is the type of service you mostly get when you are purchasing a Rolls-Royce and having it made just for you. But since Alpina is a lesser known model when it comes to the high end luxury bespoke vehicles – there are actually less made each year and produced. That not only gives you the bragging rights to a more exclusive car, but the puts you in a very small club of owners and enthusiasts.
Just the Facts
The 2020 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive has a starting price point of $142,800 and with added options the model we drove came in $153,195. While this is above most people’s price point for a custom bespoke vehicle this is one of the more affordable on the market. Loaded with the innovation that you can only get from BMW and the extreme luxury feelings.
Even at this price point, the gas mileage is 17 miles in the city and 25 in the highway. Although if you’re purchasing the BMW Alpina, there’s a good chance you don’t care about the gas mileage anyhow. Loaded with a 3 year basic maintenance package, a 4 year limited warranty, 4 years roadside assistance and 12 year rust protection – the Alpina will help take care of you while you drive it.