BMWs transformed by Alpina B7 demonstrate the not-so-subtle differences between a badge snob and a car connoisseur. 

The BMW Alpina B7 has a statelier aesthetic. Combined with its signature 20-spoke wheels and stylish (albeit subtle) body kit.

BMW Alpina B7 price Despite a starting price of $143,795, the 2020 B7 actually costs almost $15,000 less than an M760i.

While taking the discount means missing out on the twin-turbo 6.6-liter V-12, this is a case where bigger isn't necessarily better.

BMW Alpina B7 also calibrated the standard all-wheel-drive system and worked its magic on the eight-speed automatic to harmonize with the engine's tune.

BMW Alpina B7 speed The B7 practically teleported to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and covered the quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds at 123 mph.

Meanwhile, the 2020 M760i took 3.7 seconds to hit 60 mph and clocked 12.0 seconds flat at 119 mph in the quarter-mile.

The BMW Alpina B7 never surrenders its lead, either. Even its claimed top speed of 205 mph betters the M760i's governed limit by 50 mph.

BMW Alpina B7 employs massive front and rear brakes with rotors that measure 15.6 inches up front and 15.7 inches out back. 

Despite 20-inch rims wearing Michelin Pilot Super Sport performance rubber—sized 255/40 in the front and 295/35 at the rear

BMW Alpina B7 interior There's no question that the B7's interior is beautifully crafted and loaded with luxurious features.

It also benefits from some unique Alpina treatments, such as our tester's Myrtle luxury wood trim pieces and the hand-finished leather steering wheel

Unfortunately, we're not surprised that the BMW Alpina B7's specialness is lost on most Americans. Alpina only expects to sell about 300 copies in all of North America for the 2020 model year.