The Ultimate Luxury Powerhouse SUV!? Alpina XB7 Test Drive

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When it comes to ultimate SUVs, the Alpina XB7 is right up there! Based on the BMW X7 model, with the flagship level of quality from Alpina, the XB7 mates big power and big technology with luxury. Let's check it out and go out for a test drive to see what it's like!
Alpina models are built on the very same production line as their BMW equivalents, in the case of the XB7 and X7 models that means in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. The XB7 has a 4.4l twin power turbo V8 making 621 horsepower and 800Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque, plentiful power despite the size.
Specific for the Alpina model are a number of elements; from the visual upgrades to the front apron and large 23" Alpina classic wheels, to a new Comfort Plus suspension setting and associated hardware upgrades for a magic carpet ride. It also features upgraded brakes, a new exhaust system, tweaks to the engine and gearbox, and an interior with plenty of bespoke and exclusive touches with top quality leathers and materials.
Starting with a walkaround, we can explore the unique touches on the Alpina XB7 and in particular check out the incredibly luxurious interior. There's a lot to see before then going out for a drive in sunny California for more of an idea of what it's all about.
Thanks for watching, Tim
Chapters:
00:00 Intro
00:30 Walkaround
05:17 Road Test
12:17 Interior and Tech
18:02 Wrap Up
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Shmee150
Shmee150 Uukausi sitten
Join me to check out the Alpina XB7, very much the flagship of the BMW X7 range mating big power and big technology to incredibly high levels of luxury. There are numerous special touches to the Alpina model versus other X7s, we can explore these and take it out for a drive to see what it's all about. Is it your ultimate luxury SUV?
SpeedyRBLX
SpeedyRBLX Uukausi sitten
buy it
Ryan Thompson
Ryan Thompson Uukausi sitten
@Edgar Gomes that's new price. I didn't look for used XB7s I wouldn't pay that much money for an SUV. EVER!
Edgar Gomes
Edgar Gomes Uukausi sitten
@Ryan Thompson that's reasonably doable 2nd hand OR brand new???
Edgar Gomes
Edgar Gomes Uukausi sitten
Where does the 'B' stands for in XB7???
PETER SCHUELER
PETER SCHUELER Uukausi sitten
Is this a friends Alpina?It has New Jersey license plates in California.
Johan S
Johan S 10 päivää sitten
Dont know About the design esp the back from the side, but im sure it looks better irl . But when it comes to design this alpina , Maybach gls, Audi Q8 etc no one of those has the presence of the Rolls Royce cullinan. It just Screams boss and luxury and it Looks like it Would swallow the others , still the design is ”simple” compare to the others. Those look like they tried to hard to make a Suv look like a luxury sedan
Juan Velazquez
Juan Velazquez 20 päivää sitten
Esta suv de lujo deberia tener el motor v12 de la serie 7 para que realmente sea la Suv que aspira ser
Vibrant Alien
Vibrant Alien Uukausi sitten
He's tom Cruze lite😁
Yuri Burattini
Yuri Burattini Uukausi sitten
👍🤙💪
Vegard Hagen
Vegard Hagen Uukausi sitten
Did someone pick up the price? I didnt hear anything about that.
Mcm Mcm
Mcm Mcm Uukausi sitten
what can I say nearly looks as bad as a high end Nissan x trail the fake trim wouldn’t drive one if u gave it to me rather drive a lada riva hang on the engine would probably last longer in lada.
ibzzy
ibzzy Uukausi sitten
comfort plus is on normal bm’s as well
Turismo
Turismo 25 päivää sitten
Nope
A K
A K Uukausi sitten
That's a heck of a lot of SUV *especially with the third row down*
Simon Simon
Simon Simon Uukausi sitten
A foul and disgusting eyesore, beloved of the riff-raff with more money than taste & sense!
Sean
Sean Uukausi sitten
The Chinese inspired front end looks like a buck tooth beaver.
Sebas987
Sebas987 Uukausi sitten
Has this the same engine of the correspondent BMW X7?
Marianne Grace Nepomuceno Bagay
Marianne Grace Nepomuceno Bagay Uukausi sitten
why is everyone saying that car is ugly its great
John H
John H Uukausi sitten
As always, Shmee does a great job! Only problem is, why the hell does anyone need a car that BIG? Luxury? I'd say an X5 would be fine (still huge) or a 5 or 7 series even. If it carries 6 almost always (as a working vehicle), only then would it be semi justifiable, but most of the time, off to the shops or hairdressers with one or two ppl in it! It's a look at me car, thanks but no thanks!
Spity
Spity Uukausi sitten
Unfortunately it is super ugly
MitchOG
MitchOG Uukausi sitten
no paddles???
Shmee150
Shmee150 Uukausi sitten
No, more like buttons
Jens Vielmann
Jens Vielmann Uukausi sitten
Was there supposed to be a race between yourself and Emilia on this channel?
Lilbizkit
Lilbizkit Uukausi sitten
A very lethargic review of what is quite a nice car. Maybe if it had a stupidly loud exhaust, Shmee would have exhibited some more enthusiasm.
Alberto Genato
Alberto Genato Uukausi sitten
At the rate he releases videos, he doesn’t have time for creativity. It’s quantity over quality
Hamz Ron
Hamz Ron Uukausi sitten
Why doesn't he invest in a cameraman? His been in FIpost for quite awhile now and the quality of videos has not improved...
VikVaughan
VikVaughan Uukausi sitten
It's FIpost not a TV show. Half the appeal is that he's just a guy with his own camera doing what he loves.
Daryl Johnson
Daryl Johnson Uukausi sitten
Good work Shmee!
jonathan patterson
jonathan patterson Uukausi sitten
One Ugly Vehicle.
Benny Elsa
Benny Elsa Uukausi sitten
Hi u can help me please
A
A Uukausi sitten
The introduction gets me every time :)
Dharmik Cars
Dharmik Cars Uukausi sitten
Best wishes from India 🇮🇳
Darren Prior
Darren Prior Uukausi sitten
My God. BMW make some of the ugliest garbage on earth.
Paulo M
Paulo M Uukausi sitten
Alpina has done it once again!
Floyd Coppage
Floyd Coppage Uukausi sitten
Looking at this vehicle reminds of the Seinfeld episode when Kramer tells the lady she is just as beautiful as a model, she just needs a nose job.
DIPA SHAILESH PATEL
DIPA SHAILESH PATEL Uukausi sitten
Is it only me. But i think the starting looks like doug demuro
Bwill7285
Bwill7285 Uukausi sitten
Is shmee the best automotive youtuber? truly on top of the game... kudos to him and his hustle
Bwill7285
Bwill7285 Uukausi sitten
23'' rims, back in my day 18'' was nice and 20'' was HUGE!
Pragatish
Pragatish Uukausi sitten
You have to meet chrisfix if you are in New Jersey
Ed Ma
Ed Ma Uukausi sitten
1 question your in cal with aplina with new jersey plates with only 2893 miles
Cristiano Reda
Cristiano Reda Uukausi sitten
15:17 did you notice the scratch on the rear door???
Lilbizkit
Lilbizkit Uukausi sitten
It's not very elegant is it? Why not just get an Alpina 7 series?
raboratory
raboratory Uukausi sitten
Aubergine..?
MauriceBln1
MauriceBln1 Uukausi sitten
Alpina is great!! Rare and exclusive!
Ferri Sabo
Ferri Sabo Uukausi sitten
Boring steering wheel
Chris Zenko
Chris Zenko Uukausi sitten
i prefer the Jaguar SVR F Pace it has only a little over 500 Hp but the looks and styling make up for it the XB7 is more suited for a older buyer
Scary_Movies
Scary_Movies Uukausi sitten
Top ///
martin1444
martin1444 Uukausi sitten
What’s wrong with the ambient light??still the same!only a few colors,need a upgrade!!!Check out Benz
Iain F
Iain F Uukausi sitten
#Shquad.......hi Tim...trying to be a range rover...with extra umph....
bEnder
bEnder Uukausi sitten
To be honest your videos make me as calm as that Alpina XB7 makes you calm
Joël Anijs
Joël Anijs Uukausi sitten
Want to see his new garage so badly
WarHammer1911A1
WarHammer1911A1 Uukausi sitten
So, it has more space for luggage than a Ford GT? And: 14:00 Those aren't "blinds", they're "peasant blockers".
Ty Bozeman
Ty Bozeman Uukausi sitten
Heck yeah Alpina! I used to install the wiring harnesses for the X5-7 at Plant Spartanburg
ZOŇƏ
ZOŇƏ Uukausi sitten
Most genuine person in auto mobile industry
David Freeman
David Freeman Uukausi sitten
A very impressive machine, and would probably make a more alternative choice to say a rols or one of the top notch mercs as well.
Calvin Kwikkers
Calvin Kwikkers Uukausi sitten
How is that compared to Mercedes GLS (Maybach)
Tiger Ahanaf
Tiger Ahanaf Uukausi sitten
When will this car be launched in Bangladesh?It would be conducive if anybody respond to my enquiry.
iceman111177
iceman111177 Uukausi sitten
looks like a taxi. horrible!
Dr12345678910
Dr12345678910 Uukausi sitten
Smee What type of pricing does the Alpina options add on to base? Assuming you can customize at the dealership? Best
Aaron Levin
Aaron Levin Uukausi sitten
Cheers
jtothepmusic
jtothepmusic Uukausi sitten
I find its looks very challenging!
SCOTT FLYNN
SCOTT FLYNN Uukausi sitten
BMW is doing a great job with their new colors the Bodywork and wheels look amazing as well I definitely love this thing
Pacific Northwest Native
Pacific Northwest Native Uukausi sitten
Beemers front grills make me gag!! Why?!! Why?!!, and....WHY??!
rippy123456
rippy123456 Uukausi sitten
That is one quick car for a seven seater, very impressive indeed.
LJ Steacker
LJ Steacker Uukausi sitten
My name is in that license number lol and I’m from New Jersey
Devansh Anand
Devansh Anand Uukausi sitten
i hate bmw nose grill
Herme Bloom
Herme Bloom Uukausi sitten
Doug Demuro move over!,,,,,,,,No quirks, no tee shirts, Hopefully before your tour is complete you and Doug produce a review together
PyroMotteFullHD
PyroMotteFullHD Uukausi sitten
Very luxury, of course!
matthew Alexander
matthew Alexander Uukausi sitten
Ads are creeping in please don’t You need to resist the temptation
Ryan Johnson
Ryan Johnson Uukausi sitten
That’s a New Jersey plate
Nivan Jordan
Nivan Jordan Uukausi sitten
Too much chrome, silver bits! Aaarrrgghhh..
Thom Appelman
Thom Appelman Uukausi sitten
Somehow the X7 grille looks normal now compared to BMW recent models.
Jakeyboy
Jakeyboy Uukausi sitten
Why are front brakes getting bigger and rear brakes getting smaller? I thought bigger brakes all round would be better?
KevinPrinzPi
KevinPrinzPi Uukausi sitten
5:21 Walter White enters the chat.
Peter Moody
Peter Moody Uukausi sitten
Finally! I'm so happy you drove an X7 albeit an XB7. They are amazing machines.
Mike Wan
Mike Wan Uukausi sitten
Shmee I live right there! Welcome to crystal cove lad!!
C Brooks
C Brooks Uukausi sitten
Lottery win - Alpine would get a lot of business from me - speed & sophistication - Great everyday machines if you have the money....
Stephen Lane
Stephen Lane Uukausi sitten
Love Alpina's and the XB7 is a great SUV, Sporty and luxurious. I'm hoping to order one when I go back to New Zealand.
Nuno Sousa
Nuno Sousa Uukausi sitten
Top
Sahil Dhindsa
Sahil Dhindsa Uukausi sitten
Dead average
shamin manoharan
shamin manoharan Uukausi sitten
That grill is wider than my future..lol
Mahmood Hamood
Mahmood Hamood Uukausi sitten
Those wheels look like they are from a Mercedes
Spazik86
Spazik86 Uukausi sitten
Those white leather seats - such a horrible practicality... :D
nasos nasos
nasos nasos Uukausi sitten
Love
J2XR
J2XR Uukausi sitten
Its a shame that they do not start off with the M Pack. Would have been nice to have the M Steering wheel...
Grey man
Grey man Uukausi sitten
This will be used to pick the kids up from school when they could easily walk or driving around Chelsea or Harrods very slow just to say look I'm rich. Another pointless massive 4x4 bought from the wrong reasons.
motheo akim
motheo akim Uukausi sitten
Will you ever do an African tour?
Abdullah Bhutta
Abdullah Bhutta Uukausi sitten
last thing i want to know is what this thing costs?
Scott Thomson
Scott Thomson Uukausi sitten
The power is crazy but in all honesty I'd rather have a Gv80. All the luxury, 375hp and at least half the price for 7/8ths the vehicle. Easy math. If its good enough for Tiger...!!!
Jyt
Jyt Uukausi sitten
Best looking BMW of the generation
Look Outside
Look Outside Uukausi sitten
Looks awful with those chrome accents.
Carl Tang
Carl Tang Uukausi sitten
Now you're close Orange County / San Diego, are you going to meet Doug for a video?
Anthony Blacker
Anthony Blacker Uukausi sitten
It seems, as usual, Shmee shows up and the annual rain comes as well to Southern California..
P3T3R
P3T3R Uukausi sitten
Show us Aston Martin DBX
Jenks Cx
Jenks Cx Uukausi sitten
Those rims are simply godly
Vinay Patil
Vinay Patil Uukausi sitten
I truly appreciate this guy that how hard he works for us guys He uploads everyday!
Jahsim
Jahsim Uukausi sitten
11:17 I wonder if the GLE63 wanted to race lol
Spidersinspace
Spidersinspace Uukausi sitten
Nice drive through Newport Beach.
King Draco
King Draco Uukausi sitten
That colour just looks beautiful on that car for some reason
Ritwiz Rai
Ritwiz Rai Uukausi sitten
Shmee really brings the British weather alongside him.
Andres Macedo
Andres Macedo Uukausi sitten
I've never heard a English men who's forgotten his own language
Landon Gamer #DUCKSQAUD
Landon Gamer #DUCKSQAUD Uukausi sitten
Love the BMW X7 the alpina BMW X7 means business
Worldwide Darts
Worldwide Darts Uukausi sitten
I would prefer to ditch the 3rd row seating and make everything larger in the back seats.
Norbert Anderka
Norbert Anderka Uukausi sitten
Nice rims
Nicholson Soibam
Nicholson Soibam Uukausi sitten
Say the price of every car that you show
MatrixDesigner
MatrixDesigner Uukausi sitten
XB7 is 🔥
Ali Haider
Ali Haider Uukausi sitten
Absolutely amazing camera work. Loved it!!
Ben Gosling
Ben Gosling Uukausi sitten
The large (ugly) grille doesn't look too bad on this 4x4 due to its size as opposed to other models such as the 3 or 5 series
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