Alpina XB7 XB7 4.4 Bi Turbo 5dr Switch-Tronic AWD Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Alpina XB7 2021 front
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RRP£125,720
Review

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.

The list of standard equipment includes soft-close doors, ambient interior lighting, four-zone climate control, heated first and second-row seats, a driver’s head-up display, front and rear parking sensors, a plethora of all-round cameras and a panoramic glass sunroof. Plus, there’s huge scope to customise the interior of your XB7 if you’re prepared to pay extra.

The Alpina XB7 can accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.2sec, which is bonkers fast for a 2.6-tonne SUV and around half a second quicker than BMW’s own X7 M50i. What’s more, the engine’s huge torque, allied to the speed with which the eight-speed automatic gearbox carries out shifts, means there's basically a never-ending wave of performance.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH4.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

20.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

750

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

311

g/km

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