The 630 HP 2023 BMW Alpina XB7 also Has That Uncomfortable Face.
Early next year, the Alpina XB7 goes on sale at a starting price of $145,995.
Alpina has a knack for making BMW vehicles look even cooler. Apart from the odd split headlamps, which we find odd considering how much we’ve always appreciated the tuning company’s products, we don’t see anything wrong with the 2023 Alpina XB7 that was unveiled on Tuesday.
The Alpina XB7 is an evolution of the X7 M60i and is powered by the brand-new 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with 48-volt mild hybrid technology from BMW. 630 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque are the total output ratings, an increase of 100 horsepower and 37 pound-feet. With this much power, the Alpina XB7 can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, which is strangely only 0.1 seconds faster than the X7 M60i.
We still adore the new V8 engine, though. There is a tonne of low-end punch, and the stop/start technology runs smoothly thanks to the moderate 48-volt hybrid system. An eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard features, and the Alpina XB7 also includes rear-axle steering and active limited-slip differential. Even with its model-specific (read: significantly stiffer) chassis calibration, the Alpina should drive as well as the normal X7 does.
Of course, the Alpina updo is more than just a technical feat. The stylish 23-inch wheels from Alpina have 20 spokes, but smaller 21-inch wheels are also available if you want. Inside, there is a special Alpina glass iDrive controller, Lavalina leather, various wood trim, and more. The LED grille features a waterfall lighting effect that looks awesome at night.
The Alpina XB7’s beginning price of $145,995, which includes a $995 destination fee, reflects the fact that it includes nearly all of the X7’s optional equipment as standard. The Alpina XB7 order books, according to BMW, will open in September, with the first deliveries happening early in 2019.