“Bro, that color! Those rims…and what is that sound coming out of those quad pipes” said the valet at Gurney’s Montauk. All before he exclaimed, “Oh YES! An Alpina!” and with a nod, he said, when you know, you know.
Photography by David Lewis Taylor
The New BMW ALPINA XB7 is for those that demand something more from their SUV. They want an SUV with the same race DNA found in the cars they drive and the space with the addition of the spaciousness of a 3-row ride. With a fab new generation engine, an even sharper, more progressive yet bold design, and advancements in driving assistance and connectivity. The new ALPINA 4.4-liter V8 with BMW mild-hybrid technology now produces 630 hp that will have you doing 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds with a top speed of 180 mph if you find yourself on a track.
The XB7 is still a design standout, starting with that bold face with air intakes taken up by the ALPINA front apron to produce a perfectly shaped and powerful stylish appearance. From the rear, it is all about the four oval tailpipes of the sports exhaust system that is integrated into the ALPINA rear apron.
Inside, 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+ modes, ALPINA green drag indicators provide a design accent.
Also, inside, the fabulous design continues in the details. The glass iDrive controller with the ALPINA design, blue illuminated gear selector, ALPINA production plaque, illuminated ALPINA door sills, and the unique ALPINA Sport Steering Wheel hand-finished in the finest LAVALINA leather and featuring trademark Blue/Green stitching are stunning details
The XB7 is impressive for its size, with exceptional driving dynamics on the curvy roads and explosive performance when needed encasing drivers and passengers in luxurious comfort. The new generation engine, in this BMW ALPINA XB7, is truly awe-inspiring, just to mention!