BMW has unveiled the refreshed 2023 BMW Alpina XB7, a high-performance SUV set to rival the Cadillac Escalade-V.
The heart of the 2023 BMW Alpina XB7 is its twin-turbo 4.4L V8 engine, featuring a pair of twin-scroll turbochargers and mild-hybrid technology. Output from the boosted V8 is rated at a maximum of 621 horsepower (630 PS), 18 more than the previous-generation engine, plus 590 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to slingshot the SUV from a standstill to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, with the quarter mile completed in 12.4 seconds and top speed clocking in at 180 mph.
The Alpina XB7’s twin-turbo V8 connects to an eight-speed Sport Automatic Transmission with steering wheel-mounted shifters, which feeds the xDrive all-wheel drive system and electronically variable limited-slip differential in the rear axle.
Keeping the Alpina XB7 shiny side up is variable air suspension with Alpina-specific dampers and kinematics, offering variable ride height and settings to suit either comfort or performance. There’s also electromechanical anti-roll bars and an Active Roll Stabilization system, as well as four-piston Brembo brakes with 15.5-inch discs up front, and 15.7-inch discs in the rear.
In the corners are standard 23-inch alloys in a classic 20-spoke design, finished in Anthracite, while 21-inch wheels are optional. Further styling enhancements include a modified lighting design and illuminated kidney grille. In back is a quartet of oval tailpipes set in an Alpina rear apron.
Inside, you’ll find the latest BMW iDrive system and plenty of customization options, plus various driver assists like Active Driving Assistant Plus and Parking Assistant Professional, both equipped as standard.
Pricing for the 2023 BMW Alpina XB7 starts at $145,000, plus $995 for destination and handling. Orders open this month, with initial deliveries ramping up early next year.