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2021 BMW Alpina XB7 has poise and pedigree

Imposing? Yes, but it drives even better than it looks.

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This is the Alpina XB7.

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It's an upgraded flavor of BMW's already stellar three-row SUV.

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Where does it start? Well, the extra chrome tips on the exhaust back there are a good first clue. 

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The 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 has been upgraded to a whopping 612 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. 

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The bodywork augmentations in part cover up additional cooling meant to keep everything healthy.

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And the extra trim makes it look a bit more menacing, as well. 

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On the inside, the tweaks are few, but I dig that crystal.

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And, of course, Alpina badges are everywhere. 

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The XB7 even has bespoke shift buttons, which are subtle but comfortable.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of this high-performance SUV.

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