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2023 BMW Alpina Xb7 630 HP & Fancy Suspension

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Alpina has a knack for making BMW vehicles look even cooler. Except for the odd split headlamps, we’ve always appreciated the tuning company’s products, and we don’t see anything wrong with the 2023 Alpina XB7 that was revealed on Tuesday.

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Alpina has generally served as a semi-official tuner for BMWs for more than 50 years while also making them faster. But in March, BMW formalized the relationship by purchasing the Alpina brand’s license. BMW will begin producing Alpina automobiles in-house starting in 2025. The operations of Alpina itself will concentrate on the development of vehicles as well as servicing, parts, and accessories. With this change, BMW will be able to significantly expand the number of Alpinas produced each year from the rate of just a few thousand vehicles.

BMW Alpina Xb7

This fall, the upgraded X7 will be available for purchase, and the updated XB7, which will also be a 2023 model, will follow early in 2019. The XB7’s order books are already open, and the starting price of $145,995, including a $995 destination fee, has been confirmed.

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The redesigned XB7, like the standard X7, has a fresh appearance with split headlamps, an illuminated grille, a front end with noticeable air vents, and a rear end with an Alpina-specific appearance. For the upgraded XB7, Alpina has created unique wheel styles as well. In addition to two basic designs with 21-inch diameters, Alpina also offers a 23-inch variant with its distinctive 20-spoke design. Customers have a choice between all-season run flats and summer performance tires.

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2023 BMW Alpina Xb7 630 HP & Fancy Suspension

The new powertrain for the upgraded XB7 is the most prominent announcement. It consists of a newly created mild hybrid system coupled to a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine. The same machine is used in the X7, but Alpina’s version has modifications to numerous cooling systems, including the intercooler for the turbocharging system, as well as an engine management system that is exclusive to Alpina.

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A transient boost can be added while under high load conditions by the 48-volt mild hybrid system in addition to the V-8’s top output of 630 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. A quarter-mile ET time of 12.4 seconds, a top speed of 180 mph, and a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds are all given by Alpina.

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The same automatic 8-speed transmission as the X7 powers the engine. However, it has been improved to handle more torque and allow for faster shifts. A limited-slip differential on the rear axle enhances handling in challenging conditions. All four wheels are powered. All-wheel steering, active roll stabilization, and an air suspension with specially tuned dampers for Alpina are all included as standard features. Brembo 4-piston brakes with 15.5-inch front and 15.7-inch rear rotors provide stopping power.

In the interior, Alpina also adds touches with a revised steering wheel and eye-catching seat decor. The redesigned X7, on which this BX7 is built, offers significantly more luxury than the outgoing X7. This includes a new center console design, a floating screen for the instrument cluster and infotainment hub, and unique graphics introduced in the Alpina.

The car is equipped with the most recent iteration of BMW’s iDrive infotainment system and the most advanced computerized driver assistance systems available. One of these is Maneuver Assistant, a function that can collect GPS data and steering inputs for challenging movements, including navigating a small driveway at home or a confined parking space at work and automatically carrying them out.

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