The BMW X7 sports activity vehicle is the German brand’s largest vehicle on sale and for 2021 BMW enthusiasts are getting a rejuvenated version. The 2021 BMW Alpina XB7 is coming out to dealerships soon and it looks promising.
Alpina is an independent auto manufacturer that works on BMW vehicles giving them performance upgrades that are much welcomed by BMW fans. The XB7 is their bid to keep the fan’s interests piqued. The BMW Alpina XB7 is based on the X7 SUV but there is a twist – a good one at that. The Alpina version ramps up both the performance and luxury aspects considerably.
The XB7 is powered using the same 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo setup found in the regular X7 but the engine is performance-tuned to produce a whopping 612 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. This power is transferred to the all-wheel-drive system via the 8-speed automatic gearbox. As a result, the BMW Alpina XB7 can do 0-60 mph in just 4 seconds. That’s an impressive feat considering the XB7 is a full-sized SUV. As for top speed, the XB7 can max out at 188 mph.
Alpina made all this possible by tweaking the entire powertrain. They added extra water coolers, a larger transmission cooler, and a better engine cooling system. The intercoolers needed for the twin-turbo setup are upgraded and even the exhaust system receives some modification treatment.
When it comes to the interior, the Alpina XB7 is not much different from its cousin the X7. The company hasn’t changed the cabin that much. The luxurious and practical dashboard is just too perfect to change. The third-row seats have been left in place and buyers have an option to choose from bench seats or captain chairs in the second row. The entire interior cabin is flush with high-quality Alcantara leather in contrasting colors.
BMW has already begun taking orders for the XB7 and the first XB7 will roll-out by September of this year. The price starts at $141,300, which is around $40,000 higher than the regular X7.