BMW Alpina XB7: The Best Of Look, Performance And Feel
The BMW X series has been one of the most acknowledged and celebrated among the brand’s flagship ranges; the German marque has collaborated with Alpina Automobiles to take it to a newer level. The BMW Alpina XB7 is a mammoth with immense power, refined craftsmanship and unparalleled luxury.
The state-of-the-art high-performance powertrain spawns the powerful and confident character of the new BMW Alpina XB7 and offers linear power delivery across the entire engine speed range. The 4.4-litre V8 engine with bi-turbo charging delivers an impressive output of 457 kW (621 hp) and a maximum torque of 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) available from just 2000 rpm. The BMW Alpina XB7 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 4.2 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 290 km/h (180 mph)(1), placing it firmly among the highest-performing Sports Activity Vehicles in the world.
The latest car also offers “unrivalled agility”, courtesy of its rear-wheel steering system and a bespoke suspension set-up comprising dual-axle air suspension, active roll stabilization functionality and returned damper settings. The XB7 also gains reinforced torsion struts and a new dome-bulkhead strut for enhanced rigidity through corners. In SPORT and SPORT+ modes, shift points are optimized for driving performance, and gear shifts are considerably more dynamic. The COMFORT and COMFORT+ mode allow for relaxed, luxurious cruising at low engine rpm even when travelling at highway speeds, taking advantage of the signature ALPINA torque responsiveness.
The interior of the BMW Alpina XB7 features a whole set of distinguishing details and features that set it apart from the mainstream, including exclusive’ Crafted Clarity’ glass application, iDrive controller in ALPINA design, and more. The blue illuminated gear selector switch, ALPINA production plaque, illuminated ALPINA door sills produce more than 15,000 light patterns – a great detail to the interior. The unique ALPINA Sport steering wheel is hand-finished in the finest Lavalina leather and featuring trademark Blue/ Green stitching.