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      07-09-2019, 12:00 AM   #23
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That being said, it's gonna be a $140k+ SUV.... I get spending that cash on an exotic but on your wife's grocery getter that she is probably gonna curb rash and bumper car through the local Saks parking lot... I think not...
A) Youíre gonna need a lot more than $140K for an exotic.

B) On behalf of every mom driver in America, thatís a pretty offensive generality.
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Didn't see this posted anywhere, but Motortrend states that Alpina is testing the X7 for a potential new Alpina model. This wouldn't be the first Alpina SUV, as the XD3/4 exist, but it could possibly be the first Alpina SUV to come to the US

Original Article -> https://www.motortrend.com/news/glor...38;utm_source=

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The 2020 X7 M50i is more powerful and heavier still, with a 523-hp 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 and a BMW-estimated 0-60 time of just 4.5 seconds. As for the BMW Alpina XB7 (the hot SUV's likely name), it could have as much as 600 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, potentially matching the 2020 Alpina B7 and its twin-turbo V-8. Engineering a tall three-row crossover isn't the same as working on a large luxury sedan with a lower center of gravity, however, so we'll have to wait to learn more on the potential next best-selling Alpina model in the U.S.
That'd be really sick. It's gonna sell well in Socal.
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The unofficial official Gen 1 X7M
There is definitely a market for Alpina doing so.... .. because it won't be until about the THIRD generation model that BMW gets around to making a full blown M version... ( See: X5, See X3)
Maybe they won't even make one - never been an M7.
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As an American anything Alpina get my blood flowing... it's something about the original BMW tuner that just clicks... the right amount of power and bling... it whispers cool without shouting it from the rooftops.

That being said, it's gonna be a $140k+ SUV... and that for me will require a CAT scan to make sure I'm ok... I get spending that cash on an exotic but on MY wife's grocery getter that she is probably gonna curb rash and bumper car through the local Saks parking lot... I think not...
This is so problematic. You must be such an amazing person to chat with.
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A) You're gonna need a lot more than $140K for an exotic.

B) On behalf of every mom driver in America, that's a pretty offensive generality.
Sorry I offended, it was actually supposed to be more self/family deprecating and humorous based on my real world experiences. I fixed to to say what I was actually thinking at the moment vs what my fingers typed... it was late and I was tired, obviously didn't proof read correctly...

And before you get even more triggered, my wife is a wonderful driver 90% of the time. Occasionally however she gets in a rush, flustered and careless when in tight spots and makes mistakes. Hell even I make mistakes.

My point was, as much as I love Alpina this is a 600 hp $140k+ SUV with 21" or 22" multi spoke wheels and and will likely get dinged up being used as a daily. I'd rather have an exotic or semi exotic toy that gets treated correctly by both myself and my wife rather than spend it on a big fast SUV, but to each their own.
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I think MB plans to offer a Maybach trim on the GLS. So this Alpina edition makes sense.
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The unofficial official X7M
This is how I have felt about the Alpina B7. It was the unofficial M7 and I loved that about it. Takes a unique vehicle and makes it a member of an exclusive club.
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Couldn't they squeeze a V12 in it?
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The unofficial official X7M
I don't think you recognize the philosophy difference behind ALPINA and M.
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Sorry I offended, it was actually supposed to be more self/family deprecating and humorous based on my real world experiences. I fixed to to say what I was actually thinking at the moment vs what my fingers typed... it was late and I was tired, obviously didn't proof read correctly...

And before you get even more triggered, my wife is a wonderful driver 90% of the time. Occasionally however she gets in a rush, flustered and careless when in tight spots and makes mistakes. Hell even I make mistakes.

My point was, as much as I love Alpina this is a 600 hp $140k+ SUV with 21" or 22" multi spoke wheels and and will likely get dinged up being used as a daily. I'd rather have an exotic or semi exotic toy that gets treated correctly by both myself and my wife rather than spend it on a big fast SUV, but to each their own.
Not actually offended, and youíre not wrong. Most of my friends drive around in their huge Yukons and Escalades, oblivious to curbs and parking stops. But I think most of their husbands drive the same way. Most people just donít care for their cars the way we do.
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Is this fake news?
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Merc GL/ GLS had an AMG version from the beginning. There is enough room for a rival from Alpina. Different philosophy, but close in power output
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I'd much rather have a barrel of Alpina Wine (Wein) instead.
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Couldn't they squeeze a V12 in it?
they could have taken it from the 7series but i doubt they would sell enough to make it worthwhile.

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I don't think you recognize the philosophy difference behind ALPINA and M.
please elaborate.
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X7 Alpina would be one sweet ride, likely 150 k though. If you build it the will come.
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Couldn't they squeeze a V12 in it?
they could have taken it from the 7series but i doubt they would sell enough to make it worthwhile.

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I don't think you recognize the philosophy difference behind ALPINA and M.
please elaborate.
M is more about sporty ness, Alpina is more about luxury cruiser everyday useability. Look at the old M6 GC vs Alpina B6, same hp, but back then M6 is RWD and use DCT while Alpina is AWD with Auto, it use less aggressive tire, have higher ride height, it trades off for more real world performance.

Check out the old Motortrend article.

Though I suppose since M is going AWD and Auto these days on the big cars it's less obvious on the surfaxe
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i have always felt that alpina was power on-demand while the m cars were "full send" all the time. one was a conservative touring vehicle the other an aggressive tourer.
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i have always felt that alpina was power on-demand while the m cars were "full send" all the time. one was a conservative touring vehicle the other an aggressive tourer.
Correct, I would compare ALPINA to Mercedes AMG, luxurious German cruiser/muscle car.
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I love my B7 and my guess is the XB7 will be amazing. The X7 already drives great and BMW needs an answer to the GLS63.

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