The ALPINA version of the BMW X7 was launched just a few weeks ago. It was dubbed ALPINA XB7, following the usual ALPINA naming scheme and is truly a BMW X7 M surrogate. However, due to the current situation around the world, we didn’t get a chance to see it up close.

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Since that’s the case, the CEO of the company, Andreas Bovensiepen, decided to give us a personal, private tour of the car. Therefore, ALPINA set up a live stream showcasing their latest models and that includes the XB7 and the ALPINA B3. While the XB7 is a surrogate for a car we’ll never get from BMW, the B3 is just a stand-in for a BMW M3 until the new generation comes out.

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The XB7 is arguably the best version of an X7 so far. It is based on the X7 M50i but has taken things to a whole new level, at least power-wise. The 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood now makes 621 HP and 800 Nm of torque, enough to take on any rival out there. Thanks to the standard all-wheel drive system, it will do 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds, which is absolutely insane for a car of this size.

As for the ALPINA B3, it is based on the BMW M340i. It uses a reworked B58 3-liter straight six engine tuned to develop 460 HP and 700 Nm of torque. To do that, the people in Buchloe developed a new intake system, a new exhaust, a new cooling system as well as new turbos and a new ECU.

With all-wheel drive, the ALPINA B3 will do 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds. Now, leaving all these numbers aside, you need to check out Mr. Bovensiepen taking these two cars on the track, especially the XB7. Enjoy!