Alpina has definitely had some models as the B8 4.6 that stood out as alternatives to the M models. I like the new B3 GT3, not far behind the M3 GTS performance, but I don't think a single person would rather buy a B3 over the GTS. BMW's idea to bring the Alpina B7 as the 7 flagship is a great idea. They should have left Alpina to make the X5/6 flagships rather than building the X5/6M. Leave the M's for 1,3,5,6 series.