Alpina, the German performance company is in a hurry to begin the engineering the new XD7 SUV making it more powerful. Moreover, in the month of October itself the company is working on the facelifted version of its BMW’s flagship 7 series sedan. The archetype is Alpina and not a BMW can be confirmed by noticing its license plates, the OAL lettering refers to the Ostallgau district of Bavaria, Germany, where the headquarters of Alpina are located. Much details of the Alpina XD7 SUV is not yet revealed.
The Bavarian automaker wishes to make the diesel powered variant of the Alpina XD7 SUV more powerful. The slightly camouflaged prototype spied testing was powered by the 3.0 litre inline six quad turbo diesel engine under the hood. This diesel engine is sourced from the most powerful diesel X7 till date, the X7 M50d. Currently Audi SQ7 TDI is the most powerful production SUV with the power output of 435 bhp and 664 lb ft torque. The Bentayga diesel could have been the most powerful SUV producing 429 bhp at 3750 rpm and 664 pound feet torque if only the SUV was not discontinued in the September,2018. But the upcoming Alpina XD7 SUV is going to be the most powerful production SUV withdrawing power from the 3.0 litre inline six quad turbo diesel engine, which churns out a power of 394 bhp and produces 560 lb ft torque in standard application while sources confirms that the German automaker will enhance the power output figures by at least 50 bhp.
The spy images of the Alpina XD7 SUV reveals that the performance SUV sports a rear steering wheel and a sportier suspension setup as body roll appears minimal. Besides that on close approximation of the Alpina XD7 test mule, the rear wheels of the prototype seems to turn in the same direction as the front wheels, which is basically what such systems do at high speeds. According to sources, the Alpina XD7 SUV is expected to make its global debut sometime in the second half of the next year, 2019.
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