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      11-28-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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2013 Audi S8 vs 2013 BMW Alpina B7

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That S8 is a monster, couldn't believe how hard it pulls for such a large car when I drove it.
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I'd take the Alpina any day.
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      11-28-2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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I'd take the Alpina any day.
have you seen the same video as I did!?
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      11-28-2012, 10:12 PM   #6
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Me preferring the Alpina has nothing to do with the video. Personal preference. I love Alpinas - always have. The S8 is obviously a very capable car, I just don't care for it.
Ah, I see, me too loved the Alpinas but would prefere BMW make a M7...and that video just confirmed it! Pretty disapointing performance for an Alpina compared to a S model, good luck it was'nt an RS!
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      11-29-2012, 10:33 AM   #7
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I don't think you can call the performance of the Alpina B7 disappointing... it's all relative. Alpina was never a company to put out crazy ass performance cars, it was always more about exclusivity. But trust me, that B7 goes like f@ckign hairspray!
Let's be realistic, Alpina's a good compagny but how can someone not be dissapointed by a dyno result of 414whp when you pay this price for a car that's advertise at 540hp!? Also Audi S models are'nt either into crazy ass performance, that's RS models job, but still the cheaper S8 gives you plenty of it. I'm just saying that I would've expected the Alpina to be able to give that S8 a run for it's money!
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My only disappointment with the current model 7 is how uncomfortable the back seat is. The lower bench is one peice and it really just feels like a bench. My current 7 series is almost out of warranty and it is such a let down to sit in the back of the 7 which is no more comfortable than a 3 or 5 + a little more leg room. Im 6'5 so the back seat feels that it is not deep enough in the 7. But for a drivers car, screw the passengers, ill take the B7 LOL

When you compare it to the Audi and Mercedes which have incredible back seats, some are even electric adjustable with bolsters in the rear and tilt.
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I don't think you can call the performance of the Alpina B7 disappointing... it's all relative. Alpina was never a company to put out crazy ass performance cars, it was always more about exclusivity. But trust me, that B7 goes like f@ckign hairspray!
great way to look at it. not everyone is in it for just the hp numbers. however that s8 is a monster. audi is doing things right
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Let's be realistic, Alpina's a good compagny but how can someone not be dissapointed by a dyno result of 414whp when you pay this price for a car that's advertise at 540hp!? Also Audi S models are'nt either into crazy ass performance, that's RS models job, but still the cheaper S8 gives you plenty of it. I'm just saying that I would've expected the Alpina to be able to give that S8 a run for it's money!
Didn't the guy says at the end of the video that B7 costs more money compare to S8? I think there is an RS8 coming soon to an Audi family (as a 4 door).
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I don't think you can call the performance of the Alpina B7 disappointing... it's all relative. Alpina was never a company to put out crazy ass performance cars, it was always more about exclusivity. But trust me, that B7 goes like f@ckign hairspray!
Great way describing it but how would you describe S8?
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I had the opportunity to drive the 2013 S8 and 2013 Alpina B7 this past weekend. Although the Audi was extremely quick, the Alpina was definitely my preferred choice. The motor felt a bit more powerful, and the car felt more stable around corners. The new Alpina B7 Valvetronic engine is very impressive
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and I will take the RS7

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another comparo win for Audi, even against a "tuned" BMW
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Why would anyone take the outdated, overpriced Alpina over the far better looking and performing S7? With an APR ECU reflash, the S7 would really make any performance comparison between the two cars simply ridiculous.
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and I will take the RS7

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LMAO. OMG that car looks like shit. People buy these things? lol

All jokes aside... the looks on this Volkswagon/Audi look horrid. No way around it regardless of numbers...
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LMAO. OMG that car looks like shit. People buy these things? lol

All jokes aside... the looks on this Volkswagon/Audi look horrid. No way around it regardless of numbers...
I'm guessing people buy these things, I know I would if I had enough money, but you know what they say, beauty's in the eye of the beholder, I guess shit was in your eyes this time!

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LMAO. OMG that car looks like shit. People buy these things? lol

All jokes aside... the looks on this Volkswagon/Audi look horrid. No way around it regardless of numbers...
Agree.. The A7 got no style at all.
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