2023 BMW Alpina XB7 Has 630 HP and That Awkward Face

Alpina actually is aware of the way to make BMW automobiles additional cool. We have all the time cherished the tuning firm’s merchandise, and we do not see a lot to dislike concerning the 2023 Alpina XB7 that debuted Tuesday — other than the bizarre break up headlights, anyway.

The Alpina XB7 builds off the X7 M60i, that means it makes use of BMW’s new twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with 48-volt mild-hybrid expertise. Complete output is rated at 630 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, will increase of 100 hp and 37 lb-ft. This implies the Alpina XB7 can dash to 60 mph in simply 3.9 seconds, although curiously, regardless of the additional energy, that is solely a 0.1-second enchancment over the X7 M60i.

Nonetheless, we love the brand new V8 engine. There’s tons of low-end punch and the 48-volt mild-hybrid system permits the cease/begin tech to work easily. All-wheel drive is commonplace, as is an eight-speed automated transmission, and the Alpina XB7 comes commonplace with go-fast applied sciences like an energetic limited-slip differential and rear-axle steering. The commonplace X7 drives like a dream, so we’re anticipating nothing much less from the Alpina, even with its model-specific (learn: barely stiffer) chassis tuning.

In fact, the Alpina updo is about greater than efficiency. Styling touches embody these superior 23-inch wheels with Alpina’s 20-spoke design, although smaller 21-inch wheels can be found in the event you desire. The illuminated grille has a waterfall lighting look, which outght to look rad at evening, and inside, there is a distinctive Alpina glass iDrive controller, Lavalina leather-based, completely different wooden trim and extra.

The Alpina XB7 comes commonplace with just about all the X7’s non-compulsory tools, therefore its beginning worth of $145,995, together with a $995 vacation spot cost. BMW says the Alpina XB7 order books will open in September with the primary deliveries happening early subsequent yr.

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