- The 2023 BMW Alpina XB7 positive aspects the identical front-end revisions as lesser X7s, whereas additionally boosting output from the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 to 630 horsepower.
- BMW claims the XB7 can hit 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and a 180 mph high pace.
- The XB7 additionally will get an opulent inside with an illuminated gear selector and an Alpina steering wheel with blue and inexperienced stitching. The beginning worth is $145,995.
A mid-cycle replace for BMW’s largest SUV, the X7, earlier this 12 months introduced extra highly effective and environment friendly engines and a revised entrance finish with squintier headlights sandwiching the huge entrance grille. Now BMW has revealed the most costly and high-performance model of the X7, giving the 2023 Alpina XB7 the identical visible upgrades and probably the most highly effective engine within the X7 lineup.
The XB7 continues to make use of a tuned model of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 discovered within the X7 M60i, however whereas the pre-facelift XB7 made 612 horsepower, the brand new model boosts that to 630 ponies. Torque stays the identical at 590 pound-feet—a 37 pound-foot benefit over the M60i—and BMW says the torque peak arrives 200 rpm earlier, at 1800 rpm, and lasts till 5600 rpm. The most recent X7’s V-8 additionally consists of 48-volt hybrid help that improves engine responsiveness and effectivity, and Alpina’s model of the 4.4-liter additionally positive aspects a novel cooling system.
The motor is paired with an eight-speed automated transmission which incorporates the 48-volt starter-generator, and the XB7 has all-wheel-drive with an digital limited-slip differential on the rear axle. BMW claims the XB7 can attain 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and run the quarter mile in 12.4 seconds, spectacular figures for a car with a curb weight round 6000 kilos. High pace is alleged to be 180 mph if the XB7 is outfitted with the efficiency tire package deal and 21-inch wheels, which may be added at no additional price.
The XB7 rides on an air suspension with distinctive Alpina dampers, and the SUV can increase its experience top by 1.6 inches beneath 19 mph. Placing the car in Sport mode or driving over 100 mph lowers the XB7 by 0.8 inches, whereas Sport+ mode or breaking the 155 mph barrier lowers it by 1.6 inches, though we’re undecided the place American Alpina homeowners would attain these speeds of their colossal SUV.
BMW additionally says the Alpina positive aspects strengthened torsion struts for elevated rigidity, whereas stiffer rear-axle bushings and the M60i’s electromechanical anti-roll bars are mentioned to scale back physique roll. Rear-wheel steering, additionally discovered on the M60i, can transfer the rear wheels by as much as 2.3 levels in both path. Braking energy is offered by four-piston mounted Brembo calipers clamping onto 15.5-inch discs up entrance and floating calipers with 15.7-inch discs on the rear. The calipers are painted in blue with “Alpina” written in white.
The XB7 is on the market with two wheel decisions. 21-inch Dynamic wheels may be had with 285-width summer time or all-season rubber in any respect 4 corners. The 20-spoke, 23-inch Traditional wheels are commonplace and are wrapped in Pirelli summer time tires, with a staggered setup of 285-width tires up entrance and 325-width on the rear. Different design modifications for the XB7 embrace a brand new entrance bumper with chiseled air intakes and a body-colored rear bumper.
Inside, the XB7 is decked out with a glass Alpina infotainment management dial, a blue illuminated gear selector, illuminated door sills, and a novel steering wheel completed in Lavalina leather-based with blue and inexperienced stitching. The gauge clusters are accented by Alpina blue, altering to Alpina inexperienced when in Sport or Sport+ modes, and there are three trim choices—Myrtle Luxurious wooden, Piano lacquer, or Pure Walnut Anthracite.
Pricing for the Alpina XB7 will begin at $145,995, with deliveries set to start in early 2023.
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