2023 Alpina BMW XB7


2023 Alpina BMW XB7

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2023 Alpina BMW XB7

The BMW ALPINA XB7, the first luxury performance SAV from the ALPINA automobile manufactory, has garnered international praise since its launch in 2020. Automotive enthusiasts and trade publications alike have been thoroughly impressed by the XB7’s driving dynamics, explosive performance and luxurious comfort. Traditional ALPINA DNA in a new segment. You can find more visual details of the 2023 Alpina BMW XB7 gallery by scrolling up.

Starting with the 2023 model year, the BMW ALPINA XB7 benefits from a host of product updates, including the latest V8 engine generation, an even sharper, progressive design and the most up to-date driving assistance systems and connectivity options.

2023 Alpina BMW XB7

NEW ENGINE GENERATION 4.4 LITRE V8 ENGINE WITH BITURBO CHARGING AND MILD HYBRID TECHNOLOGY

The BMW ALPINA XB7 model update now features the latest V8 engine generation with BMW mild hybrid technology. Through extensive development efforts the ALPINA engineers have adapted the powerful eight-cylinder engine (S68) specifically to the ALPINA drivetrain philosophy. A characteristic feature is the high torque output of 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) which is available from just 2,000 rpm all the way to 5,400 rpm.* The engine’s high power reserves are effortlessly and readily available at all times, which is what the superior ALPINA driving experience is all about.

The V8 engine with bi-turbo charging generates 457 kW (621 hp) from 4.4 litres of displacement and delivers exceptional driving performance: the luxury 7-seater SAV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds*, hits the 200 km/h mark in 14.9 seconds* and can reach a top speed of 290 km/h (180 mph)**.

In this latest V8 engine generation BMW has implemented a cross-bank exhaust manifold that distributes the exhaust gas flow homogeneously to the two twin scroll turbochargers. This makes the turbochargers highly responsive. The featured BMW mild hybrid technology improves efficiency; its intelligent system controls allows the combustion engine to run at very high degrees of efficiency for a given load range at constant speeds. In addition, the 48v crankshaft starter generator located within transmission enhances the responsiveness of the high-performance engine by utilising the support of the electric motor on an ad-hoc basis.

The state-of-art BMW engine technology is augmented by an ALPINA specific engine management system and performance cooling system consisting of an enlarged and optimised main engine cooler with integrated transmission cooler, external engine oil and water coolers and a so called low-temperature cooling circuit (air/water/air) for the ALPINA specific intercoolers. Cross sectioned optimised coolant hoses ensure maximum throughput.

The latest transmission generation from ZF (8HP80) developed for V8 powertrains and with integrated 48v mild hybrid technology offers both comfort and performance at the highest level. The 8-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission with ALPINA SWITCH-TRONIC responds within milliseconds to driver inputs. Depending on the chosen drive and transmission mode, the 8-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission with ALPINA SWITCH-TRONIC offers unparalleled shift comfort and the capability to execute shifts in tenths of a second, meaning power is delivered effortlessly and instantaneously at all times.

Effective torque distribution is guaranteed by the intelligent xDrive all-wheel drive system and a electronically-variable limited-slip differential on the rear axle. This improves traction when driving dynamically by ensuring that slip-induced losses are minimized, and torque is distributed effectively to the wheel with the most grip at any given time. The degree of lock is continuously and actively adjusted depending on wheel speed, friction coefficients and steering angle among other things. The behaviour of the limited-slip differential is specifically calibrated to suit the dynamic character of the BMW ALPINA XB7 and it operates in conjunction with the other driving stability systems.

The BMW ALPINA XB7 is homologated to the latest Euro 6d-ISC-FCM emissions standard and features six catalytic converters and two otto particulate filters. Fuel consumption measured according to the WLTP measuring cycle (Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) is 13.7 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 311 g/km.*

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2023 Alpina BMW XB7 Front View 3/4

2023 Alpina BMW XB7 Front View 3/4

RIDE COMFORT & DRIVING DYNAMICS ALPINA SPORT SUSPENSION

The BMW ALPINA XB7 is equipped with the latest suspension technology, opening a new dimension in both ride comfort and driving dynamics in the performance luxury Sport Activity Vehicle segment.

The two-axle air suspension with ALPINA specific damper and kinematic set-up are primarily responsible for the balance of driving dynamics and ride comfort. It allows for a remarkable and noticeable 40 mm (1.6“) change in ride height, depending on driving situation or the chosen suspension mode. At speeds below 30 km/h, the ride height can be raised by 40 mm for challenging ramp angles or other clearance requirements. In Sport Mode or above 160 km/h the ride height is reduced by 20 mm, in Sport+ Mode or above 250 km/h by 40 mm. The resulting lower centre of gravity and subsequent changes in suspension geometry, with associated increases in negative camber, have a significant positive effect on driving dynamics.

ALPINA specific dome-bulkhead struts and reinforced torsion struts increase body rigidity. In addition, the electromechanical anti-roll bars of the Active Roll Stabilization system and stiffer rear axle bushings reduce body roll substantially.

The Integral Active Steering offers direct steering response with exceptional feedback and improves overall agility. The rear wheels can pivot a maximum of 2.3° left or right increasing agility at low speeds and aiding maximum directional stability at high speeds. The driver can choose from three steering modes: COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+.

ULTRA-HIGH-PERFORMANCE WHEELS & TYRES

Specially-developed wheel and tyre combinations underscore the powerful, elegant appearance of the BMW ALPINA XB7 and are instrumental in offering impressive levels of grip. The BMW ALPINA XB7 rides on ALPINA DYNAMIC 21“ wheels with high-performance summer runflat tyres, measuring 285/45R21 front and rear.*

Beautiful 23“ forged-alloy wheels in the iconic ALPINA CLASSIC 20 spoke design and finished in Anthracite are optionally available. Their high-strength, high-density construction as a result of forging allows a significant weight saving of 13 kg (28 lbs) per vehicle. In collaboration with the experts at Pirelli, the high-performance summer tyres for the 23“ wheels have been explicitly developed and specified for the BMW ALPINA XB7. Measuring 285/35 ZR23 at front and 325/30 ZR23 rear**, they provide impressive grip and guaranteed visual presence around town.

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2023 Alpina BMW XB7 Interior

2023 Alpina BMW XB7 Interior

Four-piston fixed brake callipers from Brembo with brake discs of 395 x 36 mm (15.5 x 1.4“) diameter on the front axle and floating brake callipers with brake discs of 398 x 28 mm (15.7 x 1.1“) diameter on the rear axle offer excellent and consistent deceleration. Brake callipers are finished in ALPINA Blue and feature a white ALPINA lettering. The optionally available high-performance brake system*** with light-weight drilled brake discs and highly heat-resistant brake pads offers even more direct pedal feedback and thermodynamic reserves.

POWERFUL & PROGRESSIVE DESIGN

The new front view is dominated by a modified light design with horizontally-separated twin headlights. In addition, the “Iconic Glow” kidney grille adds a fresh design accent: a waterfall of light, which can also be activated when driving, draws attention to the trademark BMW kidney grill. The striking, new design vocabulary of the air intakes is taken up by the ALPINA front apron to produce a perfectly shaped, powerful appearance. At the other end, the four oval tailpipes of the sport exhaust system are beautifully integrated into the ALPINA rear apron.

TECHNOLOGY, CONNECTIVITY & CRAFTSMANSHIP EQUIPMENT

The latest generation of the BMW iDrive adds a new, digital dimension to the vehicle-driver interaction. The technological basis is provided by the BMW Operating System 8 in combination with intuitive control options like the outstanding voice control offered by the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. The degree of personalisation in the displays has reached a new level, including in the standard head-up display with optimised graphics performance. In accordance with the BMW design principle of “eyes on the road – hands on the wheel”, all displays offer logical driver orientation and can also be tailored to drivers’ individual needs. The integration of third-party apps works seamlessly. When it comes to the driver assistance systems, the BMW ALPINA XB7 offers the Driving Assistant Professional package and parking assistants as standard. Software updates and upgrades can be downloaded to the vehicle over the air via Remote Software Upgrade.

In the cockpit, the large curved display allows the digital instrument panel and the central control display to merge into one unit. The gauges of the digital instrument panel are in the iconic ALPINA Blue. In SPORT and SPORT+ mode, easily read green drag indicators provide a design accent.

The interior features a whole set of distinguishing details and features which set it apart from the mainstream: exclusive ‚Crafted Clarity‘ glass application and iDrive controller with a ALPINA design, blue illuminated gear selector switch, ALPINA production plaque, illuminated ALPINA door sills and the unique ALPINA Sport Steering Wheel hand-finished in finest LAVALINA leather and featuring trademark Blue/Green stitching. In addition to the ALPINA Myrtle Luxury Wood interior trim, two further ALPINA trim variants are optionally available: Piano lacquer and Natural Walnut Anthracite. Each of the ALPINA wood trim variants features the ALPINA roundel logo.

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2023 Alpina BMW XB7 Rear View 3/4

2023 Alpina BMW XB7 Rear View 3/4

The in-house ALPINA leather workshop offers customers almost unlimited possibilities to create their own interior compositions: piping, stitching, embroidery and embossing, made to customer specifications, add a personal touch to the ALPINA interior design. The untreated LAVALINA leather extends the BMW equipment range with the highest quality natural material used in the automotive industry. Connoisseurs particularly value the comfort and climate properties of this special leather.

The new BMW ALPINA XB7 left-hand drive version is open for preliminary ordering immediately with deliveries commencing December 2022. The BMW ALPINA XB7 left-hand drive USA version as well as right-hand drive market versions commence production in December 2022 with ordering likely to start in September 2022.

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