Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

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Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

Post by big blue » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:21 pm

"2 x Alpina X7 Spied Stretching Its Legs At The Nurburgring"

They had two versions on the track OAL BQ402 with a slat based exhaust system and OAL BQ 401 with a quad pipe configuration.

A V8 for America, a diesel for Europe so maybe that is why we have two on show on the link as a XB7/XD7 option

More at https://www.motor1.com/news/362461/alpi ... rburgring/

Just a thought on these, I wonder what happens to the prototypes. Does anyone know where they end up?

Taken back to the workshop and made into a production car or just dismantled for parts.
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Re: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

Post by CaesarBob » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:11 pm

Interesting, I had heard that the US spec X7 prototype was a black car. Both of these appear to be blue under the wraps.
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Re: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

Post by bobbly » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:34 am

CaesarBob wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Both of these appear to be blue under the wraps.
Shame they can't stay 'under wraps' :evil:

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Re: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

Post by CaesarBob » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:55 pm

bobbly wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:34 am
CaesarBob wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Both of these appear to be blue under the wraps.
Shame they can't stay 'under wraps' :evil:
:lol:
I quite agree!
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Re: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

Post by big blue » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:17 pm

bobbly wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:34 am
CaesarBob wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Both of these appear to be blue under the wraps.
Shame they can't stay 'under wraps' :evil:
Possible front and back render of what is "under the wraps" - large springs to mind
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Re: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

Post by B10BRW » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:14 pm

I wonder how successful the Alpina version of the X7 will be, if it follows the X4 it will be remain in the showroom.
After 2 years on sale there are only 18 shown in the Alpina archive.

13 unused ones are for sale on Mobile.de, but then nearly £100K for a smallish SUV is a bit steep :(

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Re: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

Post by CaesarBob » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:08 pm

The standard X4 hardly seems to be a success either. Cant remember the last time i saw one on the road
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Re: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

Post by ali » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:40 pm

Big is one word you can say about them
Here's my E30 parked beside one at my local dealers

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Re: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

Post by B10BRW » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:07 am

Gross :sick, does anyone need anything that big, apart from the school run :doh

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Re: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

Post by big blue » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:07 pm

ali wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:40 pm
Big is one word you can say about them
Here's my E30 parked beside one at my local dealers
That front grill is on steroids and the comparison to the one on your E30 an eye opener :shock:
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Re: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

Post by CaesarBob » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:56 pm

You’ve obviously not seen this article before then :shock:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/uk.motor1. ... versa/amp/
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Re: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

Post by big blue » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:27 pm

CaesarBob wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:56 pm
You’ve obviously not seen this article before then :shock:
:shock: Reminds me of my expanding waist line of the same timescales................
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Re: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

Post by CaesarBob » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:10 pm

Haha, know that feeling :?
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Re: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

Post by I_MNL » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:25 pm

I don't like any of those... Look like Mercedes SUV from the rear 3/4 panel and like the latest Ranger-Rover from the back
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