Alpina XB7 spied wearing a little camo at the Nürburgring

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Alpina XB7

A more powerful and ultra opulent version of the BMW X7 is on the way.

The Alpina XB7 is the coachbuilder's take on BMW X7 with slightly revised styling and a boost in power. Look for it to arrive in 2020.

Alpina dresses the XB7 a slightly revised front fascia with a wide inlet and a larger one in each corner. The only other tweaks are tiny changes for the bumper that now incorporate four circular pipes. A version of Alpina's famous multi-spoke wheels aren't on this vehicle but would almost certainly be available for customers who want them.

Inside, expect Alpina to outfit the XB7 with an even nicer interior than the already plush BMW. Better quality materials like high-end leather and wood trim. It should be a very comfy place to take a drive.

XB7 spied before:

Europeans would have the choice of a 3.0-litre inline-six turbodiesel with 394 bhp and 560 lb-ft of torque. It would come with an eight-speed automatic and have all-wheel drive.

Like the 7-Series-based Alpina B7 saloon, expect the XB7 to be available from BMW dealers in the UK, which means the modified model comes with a factory warranty. Pricing is a mystery, but the company sells other grades of the X7 for a little less than the comparable 7 Series.