TWO months after confirming it for the native market, Alpina Australia has revealed pricing of its up to date XD3 efficiency SUV, which can test into native showrooms later this yr from $119,900 plus on-road prices.
That beginning value locations the brand new luxurious high-rider $4000 upstream of the semi-skim BMW X3 M40i on which it’s primarily based, however nonetheless $41,000 extra reasonably priced than the manic X3 M Competitors.
Not like the flagship X3, Alpina’s mid-sized providing is powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six twin-turbo diesel engine growing 261kW/730Nm, marking a 16kW/30Nm enchancment over the previous mannequin.
With drive despatched to all 4 wheels by way of a tweaked eight-speed ZF automated transmission, the XD3 will launch from 0-100km/h in a claimed 4.9 seconds and push on to a prime velocity of 254km/h.
Alpina says that regardless of the speedy efficiency, the XD3 will sip 6.8 litres of gas per 100km on the mixed cycle, thanks partially to the brand new 48V delicate hybrid system that may additionally contribute as much as 8kW of energy when wanted.
Different adjustments of observe embrace refreshed styling (radiator grille, headlights, physique package and rear diffuser), revised variable sports activities steering, upgraded brake pads and a recalibrated dynamic stability management system.
In traditional Alpina model, the XD3 is packed stuffed with extra normal gear than you possibly can poke a stick at, highlights of which embrace Consolation+ driving mode, 12.3-inch digital driver’s show, Vernasca leather-based upholstery, bespoke Lavalina leather-based steering wheel, redesigned centre console, ambient lighting, panoramic glass sunroof and a 16-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system.
Greater than only a straight-line hero, the XD3 additionally comes with reworked adaptive sports activities suspension, sport entrance seats, sport rear differential, rear-bias for the AWD system, bespoke stainless-steel exhaust system and new sport shows like a digital increase gauge, g-meter and oil temperature readout.
All of it rides on a bespoke 20-inch alloy wheel and Pirelli P-Zero ‘ALP’ tyre mixture.
Customary security gear matches that of the X3 M40i donor automotive and is headlined by the Driving Assistant Skilled suite incorporating adaptive cruise management with cease and go perform, entrance and rear cross-traffic warning, steering and lane management assistant in addition to lane-keep help with facet collision warning, crossroads warning and evasion support.
Parking Assistant Plus can also be normal, that includes rear lively park distance management,encompass view, panorama view and 3D view cameras.
In keeping with Alpina Vehicles Australia gross sales supervisor Phil Jeffery, the XD3 is a mainstay of the model’s native product portfolio.
“With its distinctive straight-six cylinder, bi-turbo diesel drivetrain and 48-volt delicate hybrid system, it combines all of the smoothness and response you’d count on of a BMW Alpina car, with the additional benefit of outstanding gas economic system,” he stated.
“This spectacular powertrain is coupled to a sleeker, modernised exterior that completely showcases the XD3’s distinctive Alpina touches, whereas contained in the highlights embrace bespoke Alpina piano black trims, a hand-stitched Lavalina steering wheel and a person construct plaque, guaranteeing exclusivity.”