Alpina works its tuning magic on BMW X7

20-05-2020 12:05
While BMW is still hesitant to launch the X7 M, Alpina steals the market niche with its newest XB7 based on the 7 Series M50i packing a 4.4-liter V8 TT.

While BMW is still hesitant to launch the X7 M, Alpina steals the market niche with its newest XB7 based on the 7 Series M50i packing a 4.4-liter V8 TT.

The SUV comes factory-rated at 530 hp (395 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque. The tuning shop raises these values to 621 hp (463 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft), respectively.

As a result, the SUV hits 100 km/h (62 mph) from standstill in 4.2 seconds and 200 km/h (124 mph) in 14.9 seconds, an impressive result considering its curb weight of 2,655 kg (5,853 lbs). The wheels measure 21 inches across by default, but customers can choose among sets ranging up to 23 inches in diameter. The car zaps through the quarter-mile drag strip in 12.6 seconds and maxes out at 290 km/h (180 mph).

This becomes possible thanks to numerous improvements made in the eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system, and four-wheel steering is now included in the base spec. As for the cabin, you may choose between six and seven seats.

The Alpina XB7 will ship in October priced starting from $141,300 in the United States and €155,000 in Germany.

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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