For many years, Alpina has been taking BMW fashions and outfitting them with a plethora of upgrades to carry them to new heights. The BMW X7-based Alpina XB7 and the BMW 3-Sequence-based Alpina B3 are two of its most up-to-date fashions. On this video, Alpina chief government Andreas Bovensiepen provides us a tour of each.
The newest of the 2 is the Alpina XB7 and, except BMW decides to supply an M model of the X7, it’s the XB7 that can stay essentially the most highly effective, luxurious, and unique model of the flagship SUV on sale.
Driving the XB7 is a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing a formidable 612 hp at 5,500 – 6,600 rpm and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque between 2,000 to five,000 rpm. This quantity of energy makes the XB7 able to hitting 60 mph (96 km/h) in a mere Four seconds whereas the SUV can even rocket down the quarter-mile in simply 12.6 seconds and prime out at 180 mph (290 km/h).
Additional including to the SUV’s dynamics is an electronically-variable lively limited-slip differential on the rear axle that’s stated to enhance traction throughout dynamic driving by minimizing slip-induced losses and distributing torque successfully to the wheel with essentially the most accessible grip at any given time.
As for the Alpina B3, it makes use of a modified 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six petrol engine with 455 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque accessible from simply 2,500 rpm. Coupled to this engine is a ZF eight-speed automated transmission with Alpina-specific software program and revised transmission mechatronics that guarantees to ship extra responsive and faster shift instances.