2023 BMW Alpina XB7. This year’s mid-cycle refresh for BMW‘s largest SUV, the X7, introduced more potent and fuel-efficient engines and a redesigned front end with squintier headlamps sandwiching a massive front grille. Now BMW has unveiled the most expensive and high-performance version of the X7, the 2023 Alpina XB7, which features the same cosmetic enhancements and the most potent engine in the X7 series.
2023 BMW Alpina XB7 Performance
The XB7 continues to utilize a tweaked version of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 found in the X7 M60i, but whereas the pre-facelift XB7 produced 612 horsepower, the current model produces 630 horsepower. The torque remains unchanged at 590 pound-feet, a 37 lb-ft advantage over the M60i. According to BMW, the torque peak occurs 200 rpm earlier, at 1800 rpm, and lasts until 5600 rpm. Alpina’s version of the 4.4-liter V-8 also adds a unique cooling system. The new X7’s V-8 also features 48-volt hybrid assistance that increases engine responsiveness and efficiency.
The engine is combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission that incorporates a 48-volt starter-generator, and the XB7 is equipped with all-wheel drive with an electronic limited-slip differential on the rear axle. BMW asserts the XB7 can reach 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and run the quarter mile in 12.4 seconds, which are amazing figures for a car with a curb weight of approximately 6000 pounds. If the XB7 is equipped with the performance tire package and 21-inch wheels, which can be added at no additional cost, the top speed is estimated to be 180 mph.
The XB7 rides on an air suspension with exclusive Alpina dampers, and the SUV’s ride height can be raised by 1.6 inches at speeds below 19 mph. Putting the vehicle in Sport mode or driving above 100 miles per hour lowers the XB7 by 0.8 inches, while Sport+ mode or exceeding 155 miles per hour lowers it by 1.6 inches, although it’s unclear where American Alpina owners would attain these speeds in their enormous SUV.
BMW further claims that the 2023 BMW Alpina XB7‘s torsion struts have been strengthened for improved rigidity, and that firmer rear-axle bushings and the M60i’s electromechanical anti-roll bars decrease body roll. Also found on the M60i, rear-wheel steering can move the rear wheels by up to 2.3 degrees in either direction. Front Brembo calipers with four pistons clamp 15.5-inch discs, while rear Brembo calipers with 15.7-inch discs offer stopping power. The calipers are blue with white lettering reading “Alpina.”
The XB7 is offered with two wheel options. All four corners of a set of 21-inch Dynamic wheels can be fitted with 285-width summer or all-season tires. The standard 20-spoke, 23-inch Classic wheels are covered in Pirelli summer tires with a staggered setup of 285-width front tires and 325-width rear tires. The XB7 also features a redesigned front bumper with sculpted air intakes and a rear bumper painted to match the body.
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The interior of the XB7 features a glass Alpina infotainment control dial, a blue lighted gear selector, illuminated door sills, and a Lavalina leather steering wheel with blue and green stitching. There are three trim options: Myrtle Luxury wood, Piano lacquer, and Natural Walnut Anthracite. The gauge clusters are highlighted with Alpina blue, which changes to 2023 BMW Alpina XB7 green in Sport or Sport+ modes.
The optional six-seat arrangement with all-electric Captain’s Chairs provides elegance and space, while the Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof offers an awe-inspiring display day or night.
The highlight of the inside is the current edition of BMW‘s iDrive infotainment system, which features an enhanced voice control function and a greater degree of customisation options. There is a new technology in the safety department that leverages GPS data and the trajectory data recorded from prior steering inputs to record and store up to ten distinct parking maneuvers.
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2023 BMW Alpina XB7 Price
The base price for the Alpina XB7 will be $145,995, with deliveries commencing in early 2023.
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