Alpina XB7 review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Alpina XB7 2021 interior infotainment
  • Alpina XB7 2021 front
  • Alpina XB7 2021 rear cornering
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior dashboard
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior rear seats
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior infotainment
  • Alpina XB7 2021 front right static
  • Alpina XB7 2021 left tracking
  • Alpina XB7 2021 front cornering
  • Alpina XB7 2021 rear right tracking
  • Alpina XB7 2021 badge detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 headlight detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 wheel detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior front seats
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior driver display
  • Alpina XB7 2021 boot open
  • Alpina XB7 2021 front
  • Alpina XB7 2021 rear cornering
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior dashboard
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior rear seats
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior infotainment
  • Alpina XB7 2021 front right static
  • Alpina XB7 2021 left tracking
  • Alpina XB7 2021 front cornering
  • Alpina XB7 2021 rear right tracking
  • Alpina XB7 2021 badge detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 headlight detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 wheel detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior front seats
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior detail
  • Alpina XB7 2021 interior driver display
  • Alpina XB7 2021 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

There’s no getting away from it, the Alpina XB7 is a very expensive car to buy, costing around £30,000 more than the BMW X7 M50i. What’s more, insurance and servicing costs will be high, and the official average fuel economy is just 20.6mpg.

Still, at least it comes with a lot of standard equipment. The list includes soft-close doors, ambient interior lighting, a driver’s head-up display, powered rear window blinds and an opening panoramic glass sunroof.

Overview

The Alpina XB7 is as fast as it is luxurious and as practical as it is well equipped. The trouble is the same is true of the closely related BMW X7 M50i, which is significantly cheaper.

  • Hugely fast
  • Very spacious and practical
  • Outstanding infotainment system
  • Too similar to an X7 M50i
  • Much more expensive than the M50i
  • A lot of road noise
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