BMW has decided to add yet another SUV to its lineup, and there has been much speculation about what number 7 in the BMW X lineup might look like. Well now we know, the German car company’s newest SUV, the 2021 BMW Alpina XB7, is going to be the biggest BMW ever. Not only that, but it’s going to pack enough power.
BMW teams up with Alpina once again
BMW has decided that the X7 is not going to get the M treatment like the BMW X3, X4, and X5. Instead, they’re turning to their long-time associate Alpina.
Of course, this is not the first time Alpina has modified a vehicle in the BMW lineup. In fact, the new X7 is called the XB7 after the Alpina B7, a modified BMW 7 series. These vehicles are still very much part of the BMW family and are covered by their warranties and maintenance programs.
According to MotorTrend, the 2021 BMW Alpina XB7 has incredibly high performance, pumping out a powerful 590 horsepower and rocketing to 60 miles per hour in just 4 seconds on 21-inch wheels.
Notable sport features include an active exhaust system that adjusts the noise from a polite “Comfort” mode to a loud growl in “Sport” mode. It has four-piston Brembo calipers sporting Alpina logos grab massive front rotors to reel in all that speed.
Inside, you’re surrounded by the high-end luxury you expect from this level of vehicle. Soft-close doors, leather-clad instrument panel, and a giant panoramic sunroof are just the beginning.
There is leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, and even an optional LED roof that mimics the starry sky above. The Alpina logo is featured throughout — etched on the crystal iDrive controller, on the illuminated door sills, and throughout the cabin.
Whether you choose seating for six or seven, the seats really are spectacular in the 2021 BMW Alpina XB7. Quilted, plush leather seating is heated in front, and they have available massage and ventilation options.
Rear seat passengers can also get heated seats, along with BMW extended ambient lighting, which gives passengers their choice of 12 different lighting patterns.
The 2021 BMW Alpina XB7
BMW calls their Sport Utility Vehicles by another name, Sport Activity Vehicles or SAVs. In the 17-foot long 2021 BMW Alpina XB7, there’s plenty of room for anything you want to do.
There is seating for up to seven adults, with three-rows that can have either a bench seat or captains chairs in the center row. There is 90.4 cubic feet of storage space thanks to its tall stature, and the power tailgate makes it easy to access the cargo compartment.
Naturally, the 2021 BMW Alpina XB7 is loaded with technology. It features advanced smartphone connectivity with an additional microphone, extra USB connections, and it’s a WI-FI hotspot.
BMW’s Active Driving Assistant includes the smarted accident avoidance technology including lane departure warning, active blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, daytime pedestrian protection, and frontal collision warning with collision mitigation.
When will this SUV arrive?
Ordering is already underway for the 2021 BMW Alpina XB7, and it will roll into dealerships in September 2020. This kind of power will not come cheap at a starting price of $142,295.
The cost and amenities will put it in competition with other high-end luxury SUVs like the Mercedes-AMG GLS63, Mercedes-AMG G63, and BMW X7 M50i.
If you’re looking for BMW’s biggest SUV (or SAV) ever, your time is now. The 2021 BMW Alpina XB7 has massive power and massive dimensions, and classy style to go along with its upscale price tag.