Following the premiere of the updated BMW X7, Alpina has presented its own version of the flagship crossover of the Bavarian brand. The development of the car was conducted in parallel with the standard model within the agreement between the two companies.
Judging by the only published photo, Alpina XB7 differs from the “donor” car with a modified front bumper with other boomerang-shaped air intakes and rims of the new design.
The XB7 comes with a revised 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine that has been revised from 530 hp and 750 Nm of torque to 621 bhp and 800 Nm. The engine works together with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
The big crossover is capable of accelerating from a place to the first “a hundred” in 4.2 seconds, and its top speed is 290 km per hour.
The standard equipment includes an air suspension specially tuned by Alpina specialists shock absorbers. At low speeds, the electronics increases ground clearance, and at high speeds, the crossover presses down on the ground to improve aerodynamic performance.
Alpina has already started taking orders for a new crossover in Europe, prices for which start at around 170.5 thousand euros. Production of the cars will start in December this year.
Earlier it became known that the Bovensiepen family, which owns Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH, decided to reorganize the company and sell all the rights to the brand to BMW. Alpina will go under full control of the Bavarians on December 31, 2025, when the current cooperation agreement between the two companies expires.