More 2023 Alpina XB7 Updates Have Been Uncovered

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Hint: take a look up front.

This isn't the first time our spy photographers have caught the facelifted Alpina XB7, which is due for the 2023 model year. Based on the BMW X7, the Alpina XB7, like all Alpinas, receives the full blessing from BMW. It is, more or less, the X7 M BMW isn't likely to build. Instead, there will soon be the BMW XM super SUV. But the Alpina XB7 is very much its own unique thing thanks to the usual list of upgrades the company does to enhance several other BMWs.

The last time we caught the refreshed XB7 was back in the fall when camouflage was covering the big SUV's new split headlights, a design trait that's also coming to the updated X7 and new XM.

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What's new today is we get to see the new front bumper design and take a better look at those split headlights. Alas, the restyled grille remains hidden for now. This prototype further appears to be fitted with the final production taillights despite being covered in camo as well. Look at them closely and you'll see they're not the same as the current light design. What's not expected to change is what's under the hood.

The 2023 XB7 will retain the existing 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 which produces 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque in the X7. In the XB7 this increases to 612 hp and 590 lb-ft.

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That's good enough for a 0-60 mph sprint time of only 4.2 seconds. Not bad at all for a large seven-seat SUV. Once again, our spies were not able to get a peek inside the updated interior but other sources have indicated the XB7 will also benefit from the facelifted X7's new curved screen, similar to the unit in the all-electric iX. Both the driver information display and infotainment screen will be incorporated into one large unit.

Expect the refreshed Alpina XB7 to debut sometime later this year not long after the facelifted X7 arrives on the scene.

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