Alpina has revealed their latest model 2021 Alpina XB7 which is based on BMW X7 M50i. It uses 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 engine found in BMW X7 M50i that has been upgraded and produces 613 bhp and 800 Nm torque (90 bhp and 50 Nm more than BMW X7 M50i).
Alpina XB7 does 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4 seconds flat and completes quarter mile in 12.6 seconds – significantly faster than BMW X7 M50i, currently the most powerful and fastest variant of BMW X7. It also has a top speed of 290 km/h (180 mph) – which is electronically limited meaning it might have potential to go over 300 km/h derestricted.
Pretty impressive figures considering Alpina BX7 weighs 2,658 kilograms (5,680 pounds).
Eight-speed ZF automatic transmission has also been upgraded to handle the extra power. It also has upgraded dampers, anti-roll bars, rear bushings rear-wheel steering and LSD for improved handling.
Alpina XB7 VS BMW X7 (M50i/M50d/50i/40i/30d)
|Alpina XB7||BMW M50i||BMW M50d||BMW X7 50i||BMW X7 40i||BMW X7 30d|
|Engine||Upgraded N63B44T3||N63B44T3 4.4 L V8 twin-turbo||B57D30C 3.0 L I6 quad turbo||N63B44M3 4.4 L V8 twin-turbo||B58B30M1 3.0 L I6 turbo||B57D30 3.0 L I6 turbo|
Alpina XB7 comes standard with 21-inch wheels with 285/45 R21 tires, however it offers 23-inch set of forged wheels as option which saves 12.7 kg (28 lb) of unsprung mass and comes with Pirelli performance tires – 285/35 in front and 325/30 in rear which are specifically designed for this SUV.
For braking performance it has 15.5 inch Brembo brakes in front and 15.7 inch in rear.
It will be available as both 6 and 7-seater with three rows of seats.
2021 Alpina XB7 will go for sale September of this year and will start at $142,295 (including destination) in USA and €155,000 in Germany.
2021 Alpina XB7 vs 2019 BMW X7 X40i: Front
2021 Alpina XB7 vs 2019 BMW X7 X40i: Rear
2021 Alpina XB7 vs 2019 BMW X7 X40i: Interior