Well, that was fast. Less than 24 hours after the launch of the BMW X7 LCI, sister brand ALPINA is launching its updated XB7. We only have this one image, but it is enough to confirm the version from Buchloe after the M60i version. It has a more aggressive front bumper with a new apron attached for a more attractive fascia.
We don’t particularly like the color choice, but be sure the ALPINA XB7 will offer a wide array of fancy colors to make it more classy. Although a back picture has not yet been provided, we know that the updated SUV retains the quad-oval exhaust tips embedded in a cow’s apron. At an additional cost, an excellent family holer with 23-inch fake wheels with 20-spoke design and an anthracite finish will be offered.
Much like the BMW-badged X7 M60i, the S68 engine has the equivalent conversion of ALPINA. It’s still a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8, but now with light-hybrid technology for improved efficiency. It offers 2,000 rpm to 621 hp and a substantial 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) as an effortless cruiser. Despite its perfect size and weight, the three-row SUV reaches speeds of 62 mph (100 km / h) in 4.2 seconds, 124 mph (200 km / h) in 14.9 seconds, and a maximum of 180 mph (290 km / h).
The XB7 also gets a new engine
The updated variant uses a new advanced cross-bank exhaust manifold for a cross V8 sound. The illuminated grille is applied, and so it has iDrive 8 and eight-speed auto with integrated 48V setup. As always, ALPINA-specific tuning for chassis, suspension and brakes sets the XB7 apart from its mainstream siblings.
ALPINA is already accepting orders for the left-hand-drive version and will begin delivery in December. At home in Germany, the XB7 starts at 170,500. The RHD model and US-spec XB7 will be available to order from September, with production starting in December. Full details of the standard kit and options will be released in the first half of May. At about the same time, the configurator will be up and running.