The Ultimate Luxury Powerhouse SUV!? Alpina XB7 Test Drive

30 mar. 2021
125 834 Vizionare

When it comes to ultimate SUVs, the Alpina XB7 is right up there! Based on the BMW X7 model, with the flagship level of quality from Alpina, the XB7 mates big power and big technology with luxury. Let's check it out and go out for a test drive to see what it's like!
Alpina models are built on the very same production line as their BMW equivalents, in the case of the XB7 and X7 models that means in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. The XB7 has a 4.4l twin power turbo V8 making 621 horsepower and 800Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque, plentiful power despite the size.
Specific for the Alpina model are a number of elements; from the visual upgrades to the front apron and large 23" Alpina classic wheels, to a new Comfort Plus suspension setting and associated hardware upgrades for a magic carpet ride. It also features upgraded brakes, a new exhaust system, tweaks to the engine and gearbox, and an interior with plenty of bespoke and exclusive touches with top quality leathers and materials.
Starting with a walkaround, we can explore the unique touches on the Alpina XB7 and in particular check out the incredibly luxurious interior. There's a lot to see before then going out for a drive in sunny California for more of an idea of what it's all about.
Thanks for watching, Tim
00:00 Intro
00:30 Walkaround
05:17 Road Test
12:17 Interior and Tech
18:02 Wrap Up
#Alpina #BMWX7 #WheresShmee


  • Join me to check out the Alpina XB7, very much the flagship of the BMW X7 range mating big power and big technology to incredibly high levels of luxury. There are numerous special touches to the Alpina model versus other X7s, we can explore these and take it out for a drive to see what it's all about. Is it your ultimate luxury SUV?

    Shmee150Shmee150Acum 17 Zile
    • buy it

      SpeedyRBLXSpeedyRBLXAcum 17 Zile
    • @Edgar Gomes that's new price. I didn't look for used XB7s I wouldn't pay that much money for an SUV. EVER!

      Ryan ThompsonRyan ThompsonAcum 17 Zile
    • @Ryan Thompson that's reasonably doable 2nd hand OR brand new???

      Edgar GomesEdgar GomesAcum 17 Zile
    • Where does the 'B' stands for in XB7???

      Edgar GomesEdgar GomesAcum 17 Zile
    • Is this a friends Alpina?It has New Jersey license plates in California.

  • He's tom Cruze lite😁

    Vibrant AlienVibrant AlienAcum 5 Zile
  • 👍🤙💪

    Yuri BurattiniYuri BurattiniAcum 7 Zile
  • Did someone pick up the price? I didnt hear anything about that.

    Vegard HagenVegard HagenAcum 8 Zile
  • what can I say nearly looks as bad as a high end Nissan x trail the fake trim wouldn’t drive one if u gave it to me rather drive a lada riva hang on the engine would probably last longer in lada.

    Mcm McmMcm McmAcum 11 Zile
  • comfort plus is on normal bm’s as well

    ibzzyibzzyAcum 12 Zile
    • Nope

      TurismoTurismoAcum 13 ore
  • That's a heck of a lot of SUV *especially with the third row down*

    A KA KAcum 12 Zile
  • A foul and disgusting eyesore, beloved of the riff-raff with more money than taste & sense!

    Simon SimonSimon SimonAcum 12 Zile
  • The Chinese inspired front end looks like a buck tooth beaver.

    SeanSeanAcum 12 Zile
  • Has this the same engine of the correspondent BMW X7?

    Sebas987Sebas987Acum 13 Zile
  • why is everyone saying that car is ugly its great

    Marianne Grace Nepomuceno BagayMarianne Grace Nepomuceno BagayAcum 13 Zile
  • As always, Shmee does a great job! Only problem is, why the hell does anyone need a car that BIG? Luxury? I'd say an X5 would be fine (still huge) or a 5 or 7 series even. If it carries 6 almost always (as a working vehicle), only then would it be semi justifiable, but most of the time, off to the shops or hairdressers with one or two ppl in it! It's a look at me car, thanks but no thanks!

    John HJohn HAcum 14 Zile
  • Unfortunately it is super ugly

    SpitySpityAcum 15 Zile
  • no paddles???

    MitchOGMitchOGAcum 15 Zile
    • No, more like buttons

      Shmee150Shmee150Acum 15 Zile
  • Was there supposed to be a race between yourself and Emilia on this channel?

    Jens VielmannJens VielmannAcum 15 Zile
  • A very lethargic review of what is quite a nice car. Maybe if it had a stupidly loud exhaust, Shmee would have exhibited some more enthusiasm.

    LilbizkitLilbizkitAcum 15 Zile
    • At the rate he releases videos, he doesn’t have time for creativity. It’s quantity over quality

      Alberto GenatoAlberto GenatoAcum 15 Zile
  • Why doesn't he invest in a cameraman? His been in ROworld for quite awhile now and the quality of videos has not improved...

    Hamz RonHamz RonAcum 15 Zile
    • It's ROworld not a TV show. Half the appeal is that he's just a guy with his own camera doing what he loves.

      VikVaughanVikVaughanAcum 15 Zile
  • Good work Shmee!

    Daryl JohnsonDaryl JohnsonAcum 15 Zile
  • One Ugly Vehicle.

    jonathan pattersonjonathan pattersonAcum 15 Zile
  • Hi u can help me please

    Benny ElsaBenny ElsaAcum 15 Zile
  • The introduction gets me every time :)

    AAAcum 16 Zile
  • Best wishes from India 🇮🇳

    Dharmik CarsDharmik CarsAcum 16 Zile
  • My God. BMW make some of the ugliest garbage on earth.

    Darren PriorDarren PriorAcum 16 Zile
  • Alpina has done it once again!

    Paulo MPaulo MAcum 16 Zile
  • Looking at this vehicle reminds of the Seinfeld episode when Kramer tells the lady she is just as beautiful as a model, she just needs a nose job.

    Floyd CoppageFloyd CoppageAcum 16 Zile
  • Is it only me. But i think the starting looks like doug demuro

  • Is shmee the best automotive youtuber? truly on top of the game... kudos to him and his hustle

    Bwill7285Bwill7285Acum 16 Zile
  • 23'' rims, back in my day 18'' was nice and 20'' was HUGE!

    Bwill7285Bwill7285Acum 16 Zile
  • You have to meet chrisfix if you are in New Jersey

    PragatishPragatishAcum 16 Zile
  • 1 question your in cal with aplina with new jersey plates with only 2893 miles

    Ed MaEd MaAcum 16 Zile
  • 15:17 did you notice the scratch on the rear door???

    Cristiano RedaCristiano RedaAcum 16 Zile
  • It's not very elegant is it? Why not just get an Alpina 7 series?

    LilbizkitLilbizkitAcum 16 Zile
  • Aubergine..?

    raboratoryraboratoryAcum 16 Zile
  • Alpina is great!! Rare and exclusive!

    MauriceBln1MauriceBln1Acum 16 Zile
  • Boring steering wheel

    Ferri SaboFerri SaboAcum 16 Zile
  • i prefer the Jaguar SVR F Pace it has only a little over 500 Hp but the looks and styling make up for it the XB7 is more suited for a older buyer

    Chris ZenkoChris ZenkoAcum 16 Zile
  • Top ///

    Scary_MoviesScary_MoviesAcum 16 Zile
  • What’s wrong with the ambient light??still the same!only a few colors,need a upgrade!!!Check out Benz

    martin1444martin1444Acum 16 Zile
  • #Shquad.......hi Tim...trying to be a range rover...with extra umph....

    Iain FIain FAcum 16 Zile
  • To be honest your videos make me as calm as that Alpina XB7 makes you calm

    bEnderbEnderAcum 16 Zile
  • Want to see his new garage so badly

    Joël AnijsJoël AnijsAcum 16 Zile
  • So, it has more space for luggage than a Ford GT? And: 14:00 Those aren't "blinds", they're "peasant blockers".

    WarHammer1911A1WarHammer1911A1Acum 16 Zile
  • Heck yeah Alpina! I used to install the wiring harnesses for the X5-7 at Plant Spartanburg

    Ty BozemanTy BozemanAcum 16 Zile
  • Most genuine person in auto mobile industry

    ZOŇƏZOŇƏAcum 16 Zile
  • A very impressive machine, and would probably make a more alternative choice to say a rols or one of the top notch mercs as well.

    David FreemanDavid FreemanAcum 16 Zile
  • How is that compared to Mercedes GLS (Maybach)

    Calvin KwikkersCalvin KwikkersAcum 16 Zile
  • When will this car be launched in Bangladesh?It would be conducive if anybody respond to my enquiry.

    Tiger AhanafTiger AhanafAcum 16 Zile
  • looks like a taxi. horrible!

    iceman111177iceman111177Acum 16 Zile
  • Smee What type of pricing does the Alpina options add on to base? Assuming you can customize at the dealership? Best

    Dr12345678910Dr12345678910Acum 16 Zile
  • Cheers

    Aaron LevinAaron LevinAcum 16 Zile
  • I find its looks very challenging!

    jtothepmusicjtothepmusicAcum 16 Zile
  • BMW is doing a great job with their new colors the Bodywork and wheels look amazing as well I definitely love this thing

  • Beemers front grills make me gag!! Why?!! Why?!!, and....WHY??!

    Pacific Northwest NativePacific Northwest NativeAcum 16 Zile
  • That is one quick car for a seven seater, very impressive indeed.

    rippy123456rippy123456Acum 16 Zile
  • My name is in that license number lol and I’m from New Jersey

    LJ SteackerLJ SteackerAcum 16 Zile
  • i hate bmw nose grill

    Devansh AnandDevansh AnandAcum 17 Zile
  • Doug Demuro move over!,,,,,,,,No quirks, no tee shirts, Hopefully before your tour is complete you and Doug produce a review together

    Herme BloomHerme BloomAcum 17 Zile
  • Very luxury, of course!

    PyroMotteFullHDPyroMotteFullHDAcum 17 Zile
  • Ads are creeping in please don’t You need to resist the temptation

    matthew Alexandermatthew AlexanderAcum 17 Zile
  • That’s a New Jersey plate

    Ryan JohnsonRyan JohnsonAcum 17 Zile
  • Too much chrome, silver bits! Aaarrrgghhh..

    Nivan JordanNivan JordanAcum 17 Zile
  • Somehow the X7 grille looks normal now compared to BMW recent models.

    Thom AppelmanThom AppelmanAcum 17 Zile
  • Why are front brakes getting bigger and rear brakes getting smaller? I thought bigger brakes all round would be better?

    JakeyboyJakeyboyAcum 17 Zile
  • 5:21 Walter White enters the chat.

    KevinPrinzPiKevinPrinzPiAcum 17 Zile
  • Finally! I'm so happy you drove an X7 albeit an XB7. They are amazing machines.

    Peter MoodyPeter MoodyAcum 17 Zile
  • Shmee I live right there! Welcome to crystal cove lad!!

    Mike WanMike WanAcum 17 Zile
  • Lottery win - Alpine would get a lot of business from me - speed & sophistication - Great everyday machines if you have the money....

    C BrooksC BrooksAcum 17 Zile
  • Love Alpina's and the XB7 is a great SUV, Sporty and luxurious. I'm hoping to order one when I go back to New Zealand.

    Stephen LaneStephen LaneAcum 17 Zile
  • 45 profile tyres on an SUV is totally wrong. You need at least 65 for a more wallowy marshmallow ride.

    Doctors n Politicians are FraudsDoctors n Politicians are FraudsAcum 17 Zile
  • Top

    Nuno SousaNuno SousaAcum 17 Zile
  • Dead average

    Sahil DhindsaSahil DhindsaAcum 17 Zile
  • That grill is wider than my

    shamin manoharanshamin manoharanAcum 17 Zile
  • Those wheels look like they are from a Mercedes

    Mahmood HamoodMahmood HamoodAcum 17 Zile
  • Those white leather seats - such a horrible practicality... :D

    Spazik86Spazik86Acum 17 Zile
  • Love

    nasos nasosnasos nasosAcum 17 Zile
  • Its a shame that they do not start off with the M Pack. Would have been nice to have the M Steering wheel...

    J2XRJ2XRAcum 17 Zile
  • This will be used to pick the kids up from school when they could easily walk or driving around Chelsea or Harrods very slow just to say look I'm rich. Another pointless massive 4x4 bought from the wrong reasons.

    frogsfrogsAcum 17 Zile
  • Will you ever do an African tour?

    motheo akimmotheo akimAcum 17 Zile
  • last thing i want to know is what this thing costs?

    Abdullah BhuttaAbdullah BhuttaAcum 17 Zile
  • The power is crazy but in all honesty I'd rather have a Gv80. All the luxury, 375hp and at least half the price for 7/8ths the vehicle. Easy math. If its good enough for Tiger...!!!

    Scott ThomsonScott ThomsonAcum 17 Zile
  • Best looking BMW of the generation

    JytJytAcum 17 Zile
  • Looks awful with those chrome accents.

    Look OutsideLook OutsideAcum 17 Zile
  • Now you're close Orange County / San Diego, are you going to meet Doug for a video?

    Carl TangCarl TangAcum 17 Zile
  • It seems, as usual, Shmee shows up and the annual rain comes as well to Southern California..

    Anthony BlackerAnthony BlackerAcum 17 Zile
  • Show us Aston Martin DBX

    P3T3RP3T3RAcum 17 Zile
  • Those rims are simply godly

    Jenks CxJenks CxAcum 17 Zile
  • I truly appreciate this guy that how hard he works for us guys He uploads everyday!

    Vinay PatilVinay PatilAcum 17 Zile
  • 11:17 I wonder if the GLE63 wanted to race lol

    JahsimJahsimAcum 17 Zile
  • Nice drive through Newport Beach.

    SpidersinspaceSpidersinspaceAcum 17 Zile
  • That colour just looks beautiful on that car for some reason

    King DracoKing DracoAcum 17 Zile
  • Shmee really brings the British weather alongside him.

    Ritwiz RaiRitwiz RaiAcum 17 Zile
  • I've never heard a English men who's forgotten his own language

    Andres MacedoAndres MacedoAcum 17 Zile
  • Love the BMW X7 the alpina BMW X7 means business

    Landon Gamer #DUCKSQAUDLandon Gamer #DUCKSQAUDAcum 17 Zile
  • I would prefer to ditch the 3rd row seating and make everything larger in the back seats.

    Worldwide DartsWorldwide DartsAcum 17 Zile
  • Nice rims

    Norbert AnderkaNorbert AnderkaAcum 17 Zile
  • Say the price of every car that you show

    Nicholson SoibamNicholson SoibamAcum 17 Zile
  • XB7 is 🔥

    MatrixDesignerMatrixDesignerAcum 17 Zile
  • Absolutely amazing camera work. Loved it!!

    Ali HaiderAli HaiderAcum 17 Zile
  • The large (ugly) grille doesn't look too bad on this 4x4 due to its size as opposed to other models such as the 3 or 5 series

    Ben GoslingBen GoslingAcum 17 Zile
  • You flexed so hard on that GLC63 LMAO!!!

    FletchyFletchyAcum 17 Zile