2022 BMW ALPINA XB7

MSRP $141,450

Ranked #20 in Midsize Suv

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2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 27, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The BMW ALPINA XB7 is one of the very few cars in the market that not only offers blisteringly fast performance but in addition to this, also offers an extremely comfortable and premium cabin. With the 2022 update, the brand is expected to launch the ALPINA XB7 with some changes on the exteriors while the interiors are expected to remain largely similar to the outgoing model. 

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Pros

Ergonomic and comfortable cabin

Fiery powertrain

Supreme driving dynamics

Cons

Third row might not be best suited for taller folks

Underwhelming cargo capacity

What's New?

Update exterior design 

No other major changes for 2022


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$141450

bodystyle

dr SUV

engine type

horsepower

612 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

590 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/17/21 mpg

highway range

459.90 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$141,450 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 in Alpine White color
Alpine White

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 is expected to make its debut any time soon and will feature an updated design that will be similar to that seen on the latest launch from the brand.While the 2021 model was priced at $141300, the 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 is expected to be slightly more expensive. Well, with this being said, what can we expect from this car? Read on to find out.

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 SUV Front View
2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 SUV Rear View

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 Features

Although nothing much about the trims or features is known at the moment, we expect that the 2022 BMW Alpina XB7 will be offered in a single trim with optional feature packages. When it comes to the tech and safety features, the Alpina XB7 offers some of the most sophisticated and advanced features and we expect the same from its 2022 version too.

Trim

ALPINA XB7 Base

MSRP*

$143,000 (expected)

Key Features

Premium Vinyl upholstery seats

 

Standard woodgrain interior trim

 

Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-front seats

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Expected Price and release date of the 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7

The 2021 iteration of the ALPINA XB7 was priced from $141,300 and the 2022 model is expected to be priced in a similar price bracket. The prices can however also go up by a decent margin. While there are no official reports for the launch of the 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7, we do believe that the car will be launched in the coming few weeks. The launch can however get delayed due to the ongoing pandemic.

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 Engine and Performance

The 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 will be offered with a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine. This engine was also seen on the 2021 model of the vehicle and delivered 612 hp and 590 lb-ft of peak torque output. An 8-speed automatic gearbox comes mated to this engine and is extremely quick and sharp with its shifts. The 2022 model is expected to be offered with this same setup.

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 SUV In Acceleration Mode

The refinement, power response, and performance from this engine are some of the best in the segment and definitely more than enough for a car of this size. The long-term reliability of this motor is no concern for anyone and in all, this engine-gearbox combination definitely makes it an extremely fun to drive vehicle.

Models

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7*

2021 Bentley Bentayga V8

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB

2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS*

MSRP

$141,300

$177,000

$141,940

$150,870

Engine

4.4L Twin-Turbo V8

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

5.0L Supercharged V8

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

Power

612 hp @ 6,500 RPM

542 hp @ 6,000 RPM

518 hp @ 6,000 RPM

550 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

590 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

568 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

461 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM

538 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM

Top Speed (MPH)

180 MPH

180 MPH

124 MPH

130 MPH

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

12.4 secs

12.7 secs

N/A

N/A

*2021 speculated specs

A quick look at the comparison of the 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 reveals that the XB7 is one of the most powerful cars in its segment. Also, the Alpina XB7 is the quickest of the lot as its engine is refined to spill out some more horses than its predecessor. The XB7 with its impressive power is also the most affordable, compared to its rivals.

How does the 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 handle?

Just like other cars from the ALPINA sub-brand, the 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 too is expected to impress us with its supreme driving dynamics. The 2021 model did boast incredible steering feedback and high-speed dynamics and we do expect them to be carried forward to the 2022 model. The 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 will definitely offer a great mix of ride and handling balance.

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 Fuel Economy

The 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 will be powered by the mighty 4.4L V8 engine which is not known to be extremely frugal in terms of fuel efficiency. The 2021 model gets a claimed highway fuel economy of 21 MPH, which is decent if not the best in the segment.

Models

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7*

2021 Bentley Bentayga V8

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB

2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS*

MPG (City)

N/A

15

16

15

MPG (Highway)

21

24

21

19

MPG (Combined)

N/A

18

18

16

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

21.9

22.5

22.4

23.8

Range in miles (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

NA/459.9/NA

337/540/405

358/470/403

357/452/380

*2021 speculated specs

The overall fuel economy delivered by the 2021 BMW ALPINA XB7 is decent and is at par with the segment standards. We do expect the 2022 model to feature similar figures. As far as the competition, its rivals like the Bentayga and Land Rover Range Rover offer a much more impressive range despite having the same brawny V8s under the hood.

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 Interior

The interiors of the BMW ALPINA XB7 are not only comfortable and premium but also offer a third row of seating, which is unseen in most of the rivals of this segment. The 2022 iteration of the vehicle is expected to feature some changes on the interiors front. To begin with, the car is expected to have a slightly changed dashboard layout while the seats too will be modified to offer better comfort and space.

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 SUV Front Row Seats

The car gets soft to touch and premium plastics everywhere while the seats too will offer supreme comfort for the occupants of all three rows. Multi-zone automatic climate control is expected to be offered with this vehicle with dedicated AC vents of the middle and the last row. A large panoramic sunroof will also be on offer.

Models

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7*

2021 Bentley Bentayga V8

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB

2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS*

Seating Capacity

6

5

5

4

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

41.9/60.0/39.8

40.3/41.7/NA

39.5/60.9/39.1

42.5/59.3/40.3

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.9/58.1/37.6

38.0/40.9/NA

39/59.3/46.8

40.2/56.1/43.4

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

36.6/47.9/33.3

N/A

N/A

N/A

Trunk (cubic feet)

12.8

17.1

24.5

18.4

*2021 speculated specs

The 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 will be the only car in the segment to be offered with three-row of seating and the overall space offered inside the vehicle is definitely better than the rivals. The Land Rover Range Rover LWB comes with most cargo space followed by the Bentley Bentayga. Some of the features offered with the 2021 BMW ALPINA XB7 are mentioned below:

  • Instrument panel finished in Nappa Leather
  • Glass Controls
  • Illuminated door-sill finishers with ALPINA designation
  • ALPINA inspired interiors trims
  • Expanded Check Control vehicle monitor system
  • Dual 12.3-inch Live Cockpit Professional screens with BMW iDrive 7.0
  • Remote Engine Start and Engine Start/Stop button
  • 20-way power-adjustable front seats with memory
  • Panoramic moonroof with fully automatic 2-piece glass panel
  • Power windows with the key-off operation; “one-touch” opening and closing of all door windows, anti-trapping feature
  • Automatic 4-zone climate control with Active-charcoal micro-filter ventilation

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7: Infotainment and Connectivity

Just like the 2021 model, the 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 is expected to feature a 12.3-inch touchscreen system with a16 speaker system from Harman Kardon that has a 464-watt output. This iDrive 7 system is slick to use and comes with a number of features like Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto in addition to a number of other features. Moreover, the buyers will also have an option to upgrade to a 20 speaker audio system with a 1400 watt output. Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows:

  • A dual 12.3-inch touchscreen system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth
  • Wireless smartphone charger
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Gesture-based control system
  • BMW's iDrive 7 infotainment system
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon system
  • Real-time navigation system
  • SiriusXM Satellite and HD Radio

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 Exterior

As far as the reports are to be believed, the 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 is expected to feature a number of exterior changes when compared to the previous iteration. For starters, the car will be available with a more aggressive front fascia that features an updated front bumper and a new, larger grille at the front. The headlights will continue to have a sleek profile with excellent output at night. 

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 SUV 

The side profile however is expected to remain similar to the present model but we may see a new alloy wheel design that will complement the overall character of the car in a better way.In all, the 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 is definitely a handsome-looking SUV and will not get a more aggressive design. The 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 also gets other notable changes like ALL LED setup and automatic soft door closing.

Models

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7*

2021 Bentley Bentayga V8

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB

2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS*

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,860

5326

5745

N/A

Length (inches)

203.3

201.8

207.4

204.9

Width (inches)

78.7

78.7

78.1

79.9

Height (inches)

70.7

68.0

73.5

72.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

9.6

8.7

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

122.2

117.9

122.9

123.4

*2021 speculated specs

The 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 is the only car in the segment to feature a three-row seating arrangement and that does help it have the biggest dimensions in the segment. The Mercedes-Benz Maybach is the widest car in comparison. The ALPINA XB7 definitely is one of the most imposing and dominating cars in the segment. Some of the new exterior features of the 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 include the following:

  • Quad-Exhausts with Chrome detailing
  • ALPINA Badging on all sides
  • LED Headlamps with BMW Laserlight capability
  • Redesigned grille
  • Redesigned funky headlights

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 Safety

Although there isn’t much speculation about the safety aspect of the 2022 BMW Alpina XB7, we might expect some improvements on the already advanced and capable safety inventory that was offered with the 2021 BMW Alpina XB7. Some notable features include:

  • 360 Degree-view cameras
  • Lane assist system
  • Pedestrian alert
  • BMW e-call feature

2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 Final Verdict

Considering everything that has been discussed so far, the 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 comes out to be a great vehicle that not only drives well but also offers a supreme in-cabin experience.In addition to this, the overall package that will be offered with the 2022 BMW ALPINA XB7 will be unique, practical, and extremely appealing to anyone who chooses to use this vehicle every day.