Chassis & Suspension

A new dimension in driving dynamics

The ALPINA Sport Suspension, with two-axle air springs, a finely-balanced damper set-up and Active Roll Stabilization, offers a wide variety of driving experiences ranging from plush ride comfort to advanced, race-inspired dynamics. The two-axle air suspension allows for a remarkable and noticeable 40 mm (1.6“) change in ride height, depending on driving situation and Mode selection. The resulting lower centre of gravity has a significant positive effect on dynamic handling and road holding. An ALPINA specific dome-bulkhead strut and reinforced torsion struts increase body rigidity


The Integral Active Steering, standard on the BMW ALPINA XB7, offers direct steering response with exceptional feedback and improves overall agility. The driver can choose from three steering modes: COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+. While in COMFORT mode the focus is on smooth directional stability and safety at higher speeds while the SPORT mode aims to maximize responsiveness.

Excellent deceleration

Four-piston fixed brake callipers from Brembo with brake discs of 395 x 36 mm (15.5 x 1.4“) diameter on the front axle and floating brake callipers with brake discs of 398 x 28 mm (15.7 x 1.1“) diameter on the rear axle offer excellent and consistent deceleration. The optionally available high-performance brake system with light-weight drilled brake discs and highly heat-resistant brake pads offers even more direct pedal feedback and thermodynamic reserves.

Limited-slip differential

The BMW ALPINA XB7 drivetrain features an electronically-variable limited-slip differential on the rear axle, with a locking torque of up to 2000 Nm (1475 lb-ft). This improves traction when driving dynamically by ensuring that slip-induced losses are minimized, and torque is distributed effectively to the wheel with the most grip at any given time.

Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions according to the applicable EU Directive VO (EU) 715/2007:

BMW ALPINA XB7                                                                                                               
Fuel consumption, combined:                                                                                                     12.0 l/100 km               
CO2 emissions combined:                                                                                                           274 g/km                    
CO2 efficiency category:                                                                                                             E               

The disclosed fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured according to WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) and converted to NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) for comparison purposes. Depending on your country, vehicle related taxes or other duties may be based on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data which differs from that shown here.

Further information on specific fuel consumption and specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars is given in „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” which can be obtained free of charge at all points of sale and from the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Helmut-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen.