As the public days open at this year’s New York International Auto Show, visitors to the BMW stand will get a look at two new, higher-performance versions of the maker’s big 7-Series sedan.
The Alpina B7 is actually produced by a small German partner that has long provided low-volume spin-offs of BMW products, while the M760i is made in-house by BMW. They join an expanding line-up of higher-performance models from the Bavarian maker, including the M3 and M5.
But those familiar with the sometimes arcane nomenclature used by the Bavarian automaker will notice that these two new models still leave a gap in the line-up. There is no actual BMW M7. (more…)