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Alpina introduces the 2021 BMW Alpina XB7, making it the first Alpina Sports Activity Vehicle to enter the U.S.A market.

21 May 2020 | International News : U.S.A

Alpina is proud to introduce its first Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) for the U.S.A market, the new BMW Alpina XB7. Based on BMW's X7 model line, the XB7 joins the B7 Sedan in Alpina's U.S.A lineup. 

The power and torque produced by the Alpina 4.4-litre V8 and the agility and handling capabilities of the Alpina sport suspension place the XB7 firmly among the highest-performing SAVs in the world.

Alpina's first SAV will include three rows of seats to accomodate six or seven occupants comfortably
Each detail of the new BMW Alpina XB7 has been finely crafted to provide comfort and sensory delight. Three rows of seats generously accommodate six or seven occupants.

Elegant Alpina detail refinements, such as the iDrive Controller in crystal glass with laser-etched Alpina logo, contribute to an exquisite interior ambiance. The exterior design emphasises power and presence, while improving both appearance and aerodynamic properties such as reduced aerodynamic lift for maximum high-speed stability.

The 4.4-litre V8 engine with bi-turbocharging, gasoline direct injection, and BMW's Valvetronic delivers an output of 604bhp and a maximum torque of 800Nm, which is available from an extraordinary 2,000rpm all the way to 5,000rpm. The BMW Alpina XB7 needs just 4.0 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100km/h, and completes the quarter mile sprint in just 12.6 seconds when equipped with the standard 21-inch wheels and performance tyres. Maximum speed is limited to 290km/h when equipped with the standard 21-inch wheel and performance tyre setup. 

Exclusive 'Crafted Clarity' glass application and iDrive controller in Alpina design sets the XB7 apart
The all new, stainless-steel Alpina sport exhaust system is responsible for the BMW Alpina XB7's signature V8 sound. Active exhaust system flaps allow the driver to influence the sound - restrained in COMFORT mode for best possible travel comfort or clearly pronounced in SPORT mode.

The new BMW Alpina XB7 features the latest generation eight-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission with the industry-original Alpina SWITCH-TRONIC wheel-mounted shift buttons.

Offering unparalleled shift comfort and the capability to execute shifts in tenths of a second means power is delivered effortlessly and instantaneously at all times. The BMW Alpina XB7 drivetrain features an electronically-variable active limited slip differential on the rear axle. This improves traction when driving dynamically by ensuring that slip-induced losses are minimised, and torque is distributed effectively to the wheel with the most grip at any given time.

The unique Alpina steering wheel is hand-finished in Lavalina leather in trademark blue/green stitching
The BMW Alpina XB7 all-wheel drive is based on the BMW intelligent xDrive system, which fully and variably distributes torque as required between the front and rear axles.

The Alpina specific adaptation of the torque distribution maximises traction and neutral driving dynamics in all conditions. The Integral Active Steering, standard on the new BMW Alpina XB7, offers direct steering response with exceptional feedback and improves overall agility.

The Active Kinematics Control System enables the wheels of the rear axle to pivot a maximum of 2.3° left or right. At low speeds, the rear axle steers opposed to the front axle for increased agility and dynamic handling. Conversely, at higher speeds the rear axle steers congruent to the front axle for maximum directional stability. The driver can choose from three steering modes - COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+. 

The full-colour 12.3 -nch digital instrument display wih Alpina design is fully customisable
The full-colour 12.3-inch digital instrument display with Alpina design features advanced configuration options, sport displays, customisable views, and forms part of a large display combination with BMW's traditional driver orientation.

The BMW Driving Assistant Professional included as standard offers a high degree of active safety with its comprehensive package of innovative assistance systems when driving longer distances by relieving the strain on the driver in monotonous situations, such as traffic jams or slow-moving traffic.

Driving Assistance Professional Package also includes Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Collision Warning, Frontal Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation Cross Traffic Alert Rear, and Speed Limit Information, and Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go function.

The Parking Assistant Professional package, also included as standard in the Alpina XB7 enables automatic selection and use of parallel parking spaces. The Parking Assistant function is activated at the touch of a button on the center console. The system then takes care of the acceleration, braking, steering and gear changes necessary to manoeuvre into the space. The included Surround View Camera with 3D View and Active Park Distance Control give you piece of mind when manoeuvring your XB7 in tight spaces

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