The all-new 2021 Alpina XB7 is one of the most powerful SUVs. Alpina is the BMW “specialist,” and it works on developing high-performance models. The XB7 is the product of the Alpina manufacturer, and it is basically a transformed BMW X7 SUV. However, customers should expect incredible performances. Moreover, Alpina will work on various mechanical improvements, and even cosmetic updates are here.
Interestingly, XB7 SUV will use the same engine that powers the BMW X7 xDriver50i version. On the other hand, XB7 will get turbocharges and an improved cooling system. Thanks to that, we should expect over 600 hp, which is more than ever BMW ever made.
Alpina XB7 Looks Aggressive
Visually, the new 2021 Alpina XB7 will look impressive. Compared to the BMW X7, XB7 will arrive with more sportiness and a more athletic stance. On top of that, Alpina will provide a more aggressive approach. The front part comes with a radiator grille that is slightly enlarged. The XB7 SUV will ride on standard 21-inch wheels, and optional 23-rims are truly impressive.
The manufacturer will add new Brembo four-piston brakes painted in Blue color. The rear section is sporty as well, and it hosts a double stainless steel exhaust vents. These vents are integrated into the diffuser. The spoiler is tweaked, and it improves the stability of the powerful XB7 SUV.
In terms of interior design, the new 2021 Alpina XB7 will look amazing. The cabin is modern, just like the X7 SUV. The interior layout is simple, and XB7 will provide plenty of space on the inside. It is the same three-row seating layout with a room for seven passengers. However, you can buy Alpina XB7 with an optional six-seat configuration. The leather upholstery looks very premium, and Alpina also adds some other high-end materials.
The brand’s logo is everywhere around the cabin, including the seats, doors and steering wheel. The XB7 SUV comes with Merino leather upholstery with Alcantara accents. A panoramic glass roof is offered as standard, so we can say this SUV is a complete package. Lastly, safety ratings are impressive, thanks to the various driver-assistance aids.
Powerful 600+HP Engine
Based on the BMW X7, the new 2021 Alpina XB7 will use the same 4.4-liter V8 engine. However, Alpina will add twin-scroll turbocharges. Thanks to that, XB7 SUV will offer an impressive 620 hp and up to 590 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, Alpina will add additional water coolers and new transmission oil cooler. The power will be sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
However, Alpina opted for a ZF gearbox with Switch-Tronic paddle shifters. A four-wheel-drive setup comes as standard, including an Integral Active Steering System. The XB7 SUV will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just four seconds. On top of that, its top speed has been rated at 180 mph.
2021 Alpina XB7 Release Date and Price
The price of the new 2021 Alpina XB7 starts at around $142,000. The manufacturer will release a new model in the U.S. this September. It isn’t an affordable model, but it is one of the most potent SUVs currently available. To compare, the new XB7 SUV costs more than the BMW X7 M50i variant by almost 30,000.