This Supercharged Alpina B7 Can Be Yours for One-Seventh of the Original Price

A 500-horsepower German tuner super-sedan for $100,000 off? It's amazing what 12 years of depreciation can do.

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Three things in life are certain: Death, taxes, and deprecation on German cars. This Alpina B7 was sold new in 2007 with an MSRP north of $117,000. Now, 12 years and 139,000 miles later, it can be yours for the price of a base Fiesta hatchback. , it comes with a bunch of recent maintenance and 500 horsepower of supercharged V-8 goodness. Risky? Yes. Tempting? Absolutely.

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This is an E65-generation car, built from 2004 to 2008. It got an Alpina-tuned version of BMW's 4.4-liter N62 V-8, sporting new pistons, stronger connecting rods, and a high-strength crankshaft. Alpina added the centrifugal-type supercharger, pushing out 11.6 psi of boost to get this thing to a full 500 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. With a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed over 180 mph, this is a true super sedan.

Signature 21-inch, 20-spoke Alpina wheels and Alpina-specific lip spoiler, badges, and bumpers complete the aesthetic. If you're curious, those wheels cost $4200 each when this car was new, .

Inside, occupants are greeted by Alpina-specific upholstery and a blue gauge cluster. The steering wheel is unique to Alpina, too, with green stitching and squeeze-to-shift buttons embedded at the three- and nine-o'-clock positions. Pretty awkward positioning, if you ask us.

Recent maintenance includes new engine belts, valve cover gaskets, crank case vent valves, and an oil change. The car is with a Buy It Now price of $16,000 or best offer. If you want supercar-rivaling performance for an economy car price, better act fast. Of course, it should be noted that if you're buying a 139,000-mile German luxury car, you should factor in maintenance costs to keep it running. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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