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Startcars630 HP Alpina XB7 is a much more powerful BMW X7

630 HP Alpina XB7 is a much more powerful BMW X7

BMW presented the renewed X7 model in April of this year and a few months later, Alpina showed its version of the large SUV.

It's the XB7 with the same split headlights as the SUV it's based on, but now it's even more powerful.

Alpina's new model

The front design has literally remained the same as the BMW X7, meaning there are still those aforementioned split headlights between which there's a huge grille.

Both parts of the grille are illuminated, and the waterfall light function is also available, which can be activated while driving.

The unique appearance of the lower bumper makes the SUV very aggressive, and at the rear there are a pair of redesigned tailpipes integrated into the rear bumper.

The Alpina XB7 gets standard 21-inch wheels with 285/45R21 tires, but a set of 23-inch Alpina Classic design wheels with 20 spokes is optional.

The model has 285/35R23 front and 325/35R23 rear tires and Brembo four-piston brake calipers are hidden behind the front rims.

Under the hood is BMW's new 4.4-liter twin-turbo (S68) V8 engine with mild hybrid technology.

Thanks to significant modifications made by Alpina specialists, the motor now offers 630 hp instead of the previously announced 621 hp.

Torque remains the same at 800 Nm and power is transmitted to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The SUV now accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4 seconds and reaches a maximum of 290 km/h.

More Alpina XB7 specs

The Alpina XB7 is extremely stable in corners, has intelligent xDrive all-wheel drive and an electronic variable limited-slip differential.

The degree of lock-up is continuously adjusted depending on a number of factors including wheel speed, coefficient of grip and steering angle.

Inside, the most attention is drawn to the latest generation of BMW's iDrive infotainment system, which comes with an improved voice control function and a greater degree of personalization available.

As for safety, there's a new system that uses GPS data and recorded trajectory data from previous driving to store up to ten different parking manoeuvres.

Alpina is already accepting orders, and the first deliveries are scheduled for early next year.

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