Alpina has lifted the silk off its latest model, the X7-based XB7 large luxury SUV, that will sit atop the BMW SUV range with extra performance and opulence.
Powering the XB7 is a familiar 4.4-litre twin-turbo petrol V8 that is also used in the M versions of the X5/X6, 8 Series and 5 Series, but under the bonnet of the Alpina, the engine outputs 457kW/800Nm.
The Alpina XB7 also boasts retuned air suspension with a 40mm-lower ride height, a new steering tune, stainless steel sports exhaust, an electronically variable limited-slip rear differential and 23-inch wheels as an option.
Inside, all seven seats are available in Lavalina leather, while the iDrive controller has been upgraded with crystal glass a lasered Alpina logo.
The Alpina XB7 is due to land on Australian shores early next year, though pricing and specifications are still to be finalised.
Expect to see the Alpina-tuned model sit above the standard X7 line-up though, which tops out at $175,900 before on-road costs for the M50i variant.