Comparison - BMW X7 M50i 2021 - vs - BMW Alpina XB7 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
99,800
Updated: 
25 Jul 2020
$
141,300
Updated: 
26 Nov 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
4
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.90gals
21.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Arctic Grey Metallic
#65666D
(ind) Dravit Grey Metallic
#606465
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Tanzanite Blue II Metallic
#18385A
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Ametrin Metallic
#462836
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Mineral White Metallic
#EAEAEA
Color: 
ALPINE WHITE
#ECECEC
AMETRIN METALLIC
#563036
TANZANITE BLUE
#344071
ARCTIC GREY METALLIC
#282C30
PHYTONIC BLUE METALLIC
#1E324C
MINERAL WHITE METALLIC
#949390
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
#161616
(Ind) Dravit Grey Metallic
#606465
ALPINE BLUE METALLIC
#2B2F55

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2021, BMW reshuffles the X7 lineup by dropping the 456-hp, V-8-powered xDrive50i—the 523-hp M50i continues—and adding the 612-hp Alpina XB7. The latter is the first SUV that the BMW tuning specialist has offered in the U.S. The xDrive40i's powertrain gets a 48-volt starter-generator which, surprisingly, worsens its EPA fuel-economy figures; both its city and highway ratings drop by 1 mpg.

PROS
Powertrains' deliciously smooth power,
interior as quiet as a library but much comfier,
Alpina XB7 is hilariously quick and athletic.

CONS
Excessive body roll around corners,
cabin and cargo spaces are smaller than expected,
power rear seats are S-L-O-W.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 BMW X7 doesn’t compromise roominess, comfort, performance, or price.

PROS
Standard heated armrests, seats, steering wheel
Balance of comfort and power
Excellent standard features
Large touchscreen
Larger than competition

CONS
Expensive
Small cargo with all seats up
Two trims, essentially

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 BMW X7 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.High-performance, ultra-plush Alpina XB7 is new to the lineup.The X7 xDrive50i trim and optional off-road package are no longer available.Limited-edition Dark Shadow model debuts with unique paint and trim.

PROS
Strong engine performance
Smooth ride
Impeccable interior

CONS
Expensive for the class
Climate controls can be confusing to use
Some systems don't behave as you'd expect

By: 
edmunds.com

Based on the BMW X7 SUV,Turbocharged V8 makes 612 horsepower.Retuned suspension.

PROS
Thundering acceleration
Impressive array of advanced driver aids
Exclusivity of the Alpina badge

CONS
Not enough differentiation from the BMW X7
Interior is cluttered with buttons
Ride quality can suffer on less than perfect roads

By: 
edmunds.com

The Alpina XB7 is as fast as it is luxurious and as practical as it is well equipped. The trouble is the same is true of the closely related BMW X7 M50i, which is significantly cheaper.

PROS
Hugely fast
Very spacious and practical
Outstanding infotainment system

CONS
Too similar to an X7 M50i
Much more expensive than the M50i
A lot of road noise

By: 
whatcar.com

PROS
Big, refined power;
understated design;
Decent ride comfort,
even on big wheels.

CONS
Awfully big and thirsty,
unsettling stability-control interventions,
priced for exclusivity.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
15.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.40L
4.40L
Torque: 
553ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
590ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
523hp
at 5 500rpm
612hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
42.80Feet
42.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
SWITCH-TRONIC sport leather steering wheel with Multi-function
Drive Performance Control incl. COMFORT+, COMFORT, SPORT, SPORT+ and ADAPTIVE Mode
Driving Assistant Professional
Adaptive Cruise Control
Automatic Parking Assist
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
203.30in
203.30in
Width: 
78.70in
78.70in
Height: 
71.10in
70.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.40in
Front Track: 
66.20in
Rear Track: 
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
122.20in
122.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.90
41.90
Rear Head Room: 
39.90
39.90
Front Leg Room: 
39.80in
39.80in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
37.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.00in
60.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
58.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
90.40cu.ft
90.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7500lbs
7500lbs
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
5661.00lbs
5860.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Alarm system
Full-color Head-up Display

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Sunblinds for rear side windows, electric
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
16 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
16 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
16 -Way Power Passenger Seat
16 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Massaging
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
ALPINA Sport Suspension incl. Executive Drive Pro, Integral Active Steering and ALPINA Sport+ Mode

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Air conditioning, automatic with four-zone control
Front air inlets trims and Air Breather in Chrome
Glass application 'CraftedClarity' for interior elements in ALPINA Design
Instrument panel, leather
Heated & Cooled Cupholders
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
16 Total Speakers
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
464 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
16 speakers
Head-up Display
Headlining, Alcantara Anthracite
Loudspeaker system - harman/kardon surround sound
HD Radio™ with "multicast" FM station reception
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
464 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Door sill finishers ALPINA, illuminated
Exhaust system ALPINA, stainless steel, with double-ended tailpipes
Exterior mirrors – folding, with anti-dazzle
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
22 X 10.5 In.
21 X 9.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R22
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
First aid kit and warning triangle
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
3-point safety belts and head restraints at all seating positions
Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
Central locking system on driver and front passenger doors (leaves fuel filler door unlocked)
Frontal Collision Warning
Active Blind Spot Detection
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Active Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision avoidance
Automatic Lane Change
Evasion Assistant & Cross-traffic alert front and rear
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Brake Drying
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Self-Leveling Headlights
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Dynamic Handling Package
Driving Assistance Professional Package
Luxury Seating Package
Executive Package
Cold Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
Trailer Hitch - 7500 Lbs. Towing Limit
21" Double-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
Extended Shadowline Trim
Space-Saver Spare
22" Y-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Shadowline Exterior Trim
21" ALPINA DYNAMIC Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires And Top Speed Limiter
23" ALPINA CLASSIC Wheels W/Performance Non-Run-Flat Tires
Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof
Space-Saver Spare
Badge Deletion
Trailer Hitch
Interior Options: 
Second Row Captain's Chairs
5-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Leather Dashboard
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
5-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Second Row Captain's Chairs

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ivory White/Night Blue Full Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#000000
Ivory White Extended Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Black Vernasca, leather
#000000
Coffee Vernasca, leather
#675C56
Tartufo Extended Merino, premium leather
#9D7866
Canberra Beige Vernasca, leather
#D9D3C7
Cognac Vernasca, leather
#9C745B
Coffee Extended Merino, premium leather
#675C56
Color: 
Tartufo Extended Merino, Premium leather
#9D7866
Ivory White Full Merino, Premium leather
#F1F2ED
Coffee Full Merino, Premium leather
#675C56
Ivory White/Night Blue Full Merino, Premium leather
#F1F2ED
Coffee Extended Merino, Premium leather
#675C56
Ivory White Extended Merino, Premium leather
#F1F2ED
Black Extended Merino, Premium leather
#000000
Black Full Merino, Premium leather
#000000
Tartufo Full Merino, Premium leather
#967957