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      10-23-2022, 09:41 AM   #1
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I played around with it and there is no options to select after paint, leather, and wheels. The big options or much of any options are still not available. WTF BMW? ALPINA is supposed to be a bespoke level of BMW and itís not even up to flagship production level vehicle.
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Does anyone else find it strange that Alpina Green isn't a color option? Feels really incomplete. Does anyone have any insight on this?
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What do you think is missing? Aside from Alpina Green paint and the Alpina black walnut trim, it’s all there. The pre-LCI had the 23s and led sunroof as options, but those are included now. USA has never gotten the full Lavalina interior options; beyond that I’m not sure what’s so obviously missing. This time we at least get a choice of bright or shadowline exterior trim.
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Does anyone else find it strange that Alpina Green isn't a color option? Feels really incomplete. Does anyone have any insight on this?
Yeah I find that strange as itís clearly an option in the dealer order guide for 2023 Alpinas. Interestingly itís not in the paint section, itís in the separate options list so maybe that has something to do with it? Also as pointed out Alpina Black Walnut trim is missing from the configurator as well.

On another note, Iíve been told BMW NA is currently halting Alpina orders because they got too many. Bummed about that as Iíve been waiting to order one since they were announced.
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What do you think is missing? Aside from Alpina Green paint and the Alpina black walnut trim, it’s all there. The pre-LCI had the 23s and led sunroof as options, but those are included now. USA has never gotten the full Lavalina interior options; beyond that I’m not sure what’s so obviously missing. This time we at least get a choice of bright or shadowline exterior trim.

Rear Seat Entertainment, Ambient Air, Night Vision, Full Alcantara Sun shade, etc.... These are items available on flagship production X7 models. The ALPINA should get its own list of exclusive bespoke options separating it more. A 22" wheel option is oddly missing since its what most would consider the max wheel size for the platform.
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What do you think is missing? Aside from Alpina Green paint and the Alpina black walnut trim, itís all there. The pre-LCI had the 23s and led sunroof as options, but those are included now. USA has never gotten the full Lavalina interior options; beyond that Iím not sure whatís so obviously missing. This time we at least get a choice of bright or shadowline exterior trim.
Shadowline trim was an option pre-LCI as well. Rear seat entertainment is no longer available so thatís the only other previous option compared to whatís there now.
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What do you think is missing? Aside from Alpina Green paint and the Alpina black walnut trim, itís all there. The pre-LCI had the 23s and led sunroof as options, but those are included now. USA has never gotten the full Lavalina interior options; beyond that Iím not sure whatís so obviously missing. This time we at least get a choice of bright or shadowline exterior trim.
Any additional rear entertainment options? Brake caliper color options would be nice. Is it assumed that all luxury options are included?

I'm not saying it's terribly incomplete but for a vehicle of this magnitude it seems like there would be more options/customization.
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I don't see the option to make the front end/split headlights look palatable. Also, why can't I delete that tacky ass XB7 light graphic on the dash?

Joking of course, but boy am I glad I was able to pick up one of the last available pre-LCI Alpina's.
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ZGA Alpina Green metallic available.
ZLT shadow line pack seems to be full, even hokey moldings black.
XES (Ind) ALPINA Walnut Nature Black Trim
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I played around with it and there is no options to select after paint, leather, and wheels. The big options or much of any options are still not available. WTF BMW? ALPINA is supposed to be a bespoke level of BMW and itís not even up to flagship production level vehicle.
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1CR Remote Engine Start
245 Power adjustable steering column
255 Sport leather steering wheel
2T4 M Sport Differential
2TB 8-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission
2VB Tire pressure monitor
2VH Integral Active Steering
2VR 2-axle air suspension
2VS Active Comfort Drive with Road Preview
300 Space-saver spare
302 Alarm System
319 Universal garage-door opener
322 Comfort Access keyless entry
323 Soft-close automatic doors
3AT Roof rails in Satin Aluminum
3DN Illuminated Kidney Grille
3DZ Without Lines designation outside
3KA Acoustic glass
3MB Satin aluminum line exterior trim
402 Panoramic moonroof
407 Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof
417 Rear Electric Side Window Shades
418 Luggage-compartment package
420 Privacy glass
423 Floor mats
44A Heated and Cooled Cupholders
453 Front ventilated seats
456 Multi-contour seats
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Rear Seat Entertainment, Ambient Air, Night Vision, Full Alcantara Sun shade, etc.... These are items available on flagship production X7 models. The ALPINA should get its own list of exclusive bespoke options separating it more. A 22" wheel option is oddly missing since its what most would consider the max wheel size for the platform.
Options
320 Badge Deletion
3AC Trailer Hitch
4D7 Fineline Open Pore Wood Trim
4KR Fineline Stripe Brown High Gloss Wood
Trim
4KT Anthracite-Brown Poplar Matte Finish
Wood Trim
4MC Carbon Fiber trim
4ML Individual Piano Black Finish trim
4U5 Second-Row Captain's Chairs
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XES (Ind) ALPINA Walnut Nature Black Trim
XEZ (Ind) ALPINA Piano Black Trim
Z0B 21" ALPINA DYNAMIC wheels, style
D20 with all-season run-flat tires
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Z0C 21" ALPINA DYNAMIC wheels, style
D20 with performance run-flat tires
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Options
320 Badge Deletion
3AC Trailer Hitch
4D7 Fineline Open Pore Wood Trim
4KR Fineline Stripe Brown High Gloss Wood
Trim
4KT Anthracite-Brown Poplar Matte Finish
Wood Trim
4MC Carbon Fiber trim
4ML Individual Piano Black Finish trim
4U5 Second-Row Captain's Chairs
4WWIndividual Fine Wood Ash Grain trim
withHigh Gloss Silver
6F1 Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround
Sound System
XD5 (Ind) Alcantara headliner in upholstery
color
XEE (Ind) Silver Ash Root Open Pore Wood
Trim withColor Gradient
XES (Ind) ALPINA Walnut Nature Black Trim
XEZ (Ind) ALPINA Piano Black Trim
Z0B 21" ALPINA DYNAMIC wheels, style
D20 with all-season run-flat tires
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D20 with performance run-flat tires
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ZGA ALPINA Green Metallic
ZLT Shadowline exterior trim

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475 Black Sapphire Metallic
A96 Mineral White Metallic
C1K Marina Bay Blue metallic
C3D Manhattan Green Metallic
C4W Skyscraper Grey metallic
X06 (Ind) ALPINA Blue Metallic
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C3Z Tanzanite Blue II Metallic
X1B (Ind) Ametrin Metallic
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VAEW Ivory White Extended Merino leather
VAHF Coffee Extended Merino Leather
VASW Black Extended Merino Leather
VATQ Tartufo Extended Merino Leather
Full Merino Leather (ZB)
ZBJJ (Ind) Individual Ivory White/Atlas Grey
Full Merino Leather
ZBSW (Ind) Black Full Merino Leather
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If full shadowline was in fact brought to North America as an option that is really cool.

The online configurator does show the grill, tailpipes and Alpina decals in front and back still in chrome. Wonder if that is accurate and what exactly does the shadowline cover. Hard to figure out though.

Might be a glitch in BMW configurator and we won't get full shadowline at all or it might be the exact opposite and everything that originally comes in chrome can now be ordered in black. Or... BMW configurator is correct and we get shadowline on everything but the front grill, tailpipes and Alpina badging (which would be a nonsense). Screenshots with shadowline opinion attached.
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A couple of minor things I noticed looking through Bemagrp's list of standard and optional features compared against the M60i order guide:

1. 1CE, 48V Mild Hybrid System is not listed for Alpina. The press release mentions it several times, though, so I assume it's still there.
2. There is no mention of brakes. The online configurator shows the blue calipers of 2NH, but it's not in the equipment list that way. The Alpina "high performance" brake option also uses blue calipers plus cross-drilled rotors. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say those aren't USA-bound.
3. Alpina allows 320 Badge Deletion from the factory

All in all, the XB7 pretty closely follows the M60i equipment list aside from nearly everything being standard. The exceptions that I saw were standard exterior satin trim instead of shadowline, the non-M Sport steering wheel, and a couple of exterior colors missing (Brooklyn, Frozen Gray).
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I just donít really see what you are paying an extra 35k for compared to a loaded M60i. Yes a little more power and the Alpina name but it doesnít really seem like a big jump in luxury/exclusivity.
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I just donít really see what you are paying an extra 35k for compared to a loaded M60i. Yes a little more power and the Alpina name but it doesnít really seem like a big jump in luxury/exclusivity.
Yes I agree with this take. You're essentially paying 35k for a BMW factory tune, which seems wildly overpriced.
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With all due respect to BMW owners here, if you don't understand concept of Alpina vehicles in general, please educate yourself before you making comments like " why people still paying 35K more for same as mine ".

At least read following to see difference.
https://www.motortrend.com/news/2023...t-look-review/

Twin-scroll turbochargers, intercoolers, radiator, integrated transmission cooler, brakes, suspension, sport exhaust system and much more.

I would gladly pay 35K or 45K more to drive something unique and hand made.

It is my opinion only, many people many different opinions.
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The only regrettable thing is that the Alpina LCI XB7 is suffering from the same shortfalls as the LCI X7. Worst of all, the alpina got hit extra, because they also removed some features that were previously exclusive to the Alpina, like the "Comfort Plus" Mode which I've thoroughly enjoyed on my 750i.
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With all due respect to BMW owners here, if you don't understand concept of Alpina vehicles in general, please educate yourself before you making comments like " why people still paying 35K more for same as mine ".

At least read following to see difference.
https://www.motortrend.com/news/2023...t-look-review/

Twin-scroll turbochargers, intercoolers, radiator, integrated transmission cooler, brakes, suspension, sport exhaust system and much more.

I would gladly pay 35K or 45K more to drive something unique and hand made.

It is my opinion only, many people many different opinions.
I mean, that's all great, but in the end, it doesn't really change much in the vehicle that a tune wouldn't accomplish for much less. It's not like anyone is tracking an X7 in any form. I can understand someone needing to understand the cost difference between say, a 911 C2S and a GT3 because upgrades are easily quantifiable on track.

For large performance SUVs, the only "performance" metric that really matters to most people is straight line speed, and without the comfort plus mode and Lavalina leather of other Alpinas, the XB7 fails to truly differentiate itself in any other quantifiable metric outside of a slight increase in straight-line performance.
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With all due respect to BMW owners here, if you don't understand concept of Alpina vehicles in general, please educate yourself before you making comments like " why people still paying 35K more for same as mine ".

At least read following to see difference.
https://www.motortrend.com/news/2023...t-look-review/

Twin-scroll turbochargers, intercoolers, radiator, integrated transmission cooler, brakes, suspension, sport exhaust system and much more.

I would gladly pay 35K or 45K more to drive something unique and hand made.

It is my opinion only, many people many different opinions.
I guess thatís the point. I just donít feel itís that unique
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I mean, that's all great, but in the end, it doesn't really change much in the vehicle that a tune wouldn't accomplish for much less. It's not like anyone is tracking an X7 in any form. I can understand someone needing to understand the cost difference between say, a 911 C2S and a GT3 because upgrades are easily quantifiable on track.

For large performance SUVs, the only "performance" metric that really matters to most people is straight line speed, and without the comfort plus mode and Lavalina leather of other Alpinas, the XB7 fails to truly differentiate itself in any other quantifiable metric outside of a slight increase in straight-line performance.
I do have comfort plus programmed through BimmerCode,
and driving before X7 40 Msport, and X7 M50 and XB7 can tell you huge difference.
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