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New Alpina XB7 2021 pricing and specs detailed: BMW X7 goes to next level with sports-luxury makeover

The Alpina XB7 will make its presence felt early in 2021.

Alpina Australia has confirmed pricing and full specification for the XB7 upper-large SUV, its take on the recently launched BMW X7.

Set to take on the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 from the first quarter of next year, the XB7 is Alpina Australia’s flagship model and therefore priced appropriately, at $264,900 plus on-road costs, or $85,000 more than the X7 M50i it’s based upon.

As reported, the XB7 uses the X7 M50i’s 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine but turns the wick up from 390kW/750Nm to 457kW/800Nm.

The former is also mated to the latter’s eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system with fully variable torque vectoring, although it does come with Alpina-specific modifications.

This combination helps the XB7 achieve a zero-to-100km/h sprint time of just 4.2 seconds, making it half a second quicker than the X7 M50i.

Standard equipment in the XB7 includes a stainless-steel sports exhaust system. Standard equipment in the XB7 includes a stainless-steel sports exhaust system.

The XB7’s fuel consumption on the combined-cycle test is 12.0 litres per 100 kilometres, while its claimed carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are 275 grams per kilometre. For reference, the X7 M50i manages 11.6L/100km and 265g/km.

Other standard equipment in the XB7 includes air suspension with adaptive dampers and active anti-roll bars, rear-wheel steering, a stainless-steel sports exhaust system, solid or metallic paintwork, a sports body kit, laser headlights, 21-inch Dynamic alloy wheels with Pirelli P Zero ALP runflat tyres, and soft-close doors.

Inside, a 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia system, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay support, digital radio, a 494W Harman/Kardon sound system with 16 speakers, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a head-up display, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and start, a wireless smartphone charger, five-zone climate control, a Lavalina leather-trimmed steering wheel with heating, power-adjustable front comfort seats with memory functionality, heated and cooled front cupholders, rear sunblinds, extended Merino leather upholstery, an Alcantara headliner, Luxury Myrtle wood trim, glass applications, illuminated scuff plates and a seven-seat configuration with heating feature.

Inside, a 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia system with satellite navigation and Apple CarPlay support features. Inside, a 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia system with satellite navigation and Apple CarPlay support features.

Advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep and steering assist, blind-spot monitoring, front and rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, speed-limit recognition, park assist, surround-view cameras, front and rear parking sensors, and tyre pressure monitoring.

Options include 23-inch Classic alloy wheels with Pirelli P Zero ALP regular tyres, a high-performance brakes package, rear privacy glass, ventilated front seats, paddle-shifters and Night Vision, among others.

As with all Alpina Australia models, the XB7 comes with a three-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty.