2009 Alpina B7 vs. 1994 Alpina B 12

To start off, 2009 Alpina B7 is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1994 Alpina B 12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1994 Alpina B 12 would be higher. At 4,397 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Alpina B7 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Alpina B7 weights approximately 200 kg more than 1994 Alpina B 12.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Alpina B7 (700 Nm) has 231 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Alpina B 12. (469 Nm). This means 2009 Alpina B7 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Alpina B 12. 2009 Alpina B7 has automatic transmission and 1994 Alpina B 12 has manual transmission. 1994 Alpina B 12 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Alpina B7 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Alpina B7 1994 Alpina B 12
Make Alpina Alpina
Model B7 B 12
Year Released 2009 1994
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4397 cc 3500 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 493 HP 0 HP
Torque 700 Nm 469 Nm
Top Speed 300 km/hour 251 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1990 kg 1790 kg
Vehicle Length 5180 mm 4790 mm
Vehicle Width 1910 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2690 mm


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