Alpina facelifts its XD3 & XD4
Mere days after the premiere of the refreshed BMW X3 (in the video) and X4, Alpina Automobiles rolled out its own renditions of the diesel SUVs. Both the XD3 and XD4 arrive with design improvements, new center console and HVAC, and the latest iDrive 7 infotainment.
The three-liter, quad-turbo V6 now produces a superior 394 PS (389 hp / 290 kW) along with 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. Cars with this engine need 4.6 seconds for the standard 0-100 km/h launch. For comparison, range-topping X3 and X4 M40d specs only produce 340 PS (335 hp / 250 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft), and need 4.9 seconds for the sprint.
The standard equipment list includes electronic shocks and special suspension tweaks, 20-inch wheels, and a rear diff lock. The xDrive AWD also benefits from further tuning along with the Performance Control anti-oversteer system. All the usual BMW options, such as laser LED headlights and sport seats, are available as well.
Pre-orders are already running. The Alpina XD3 starts from €85,900 in Germany, while the coupe-like XD4 begins at €89,100. To put things in perspective, the new X3 M40d can be obtained from €73,500 and the X4 in the same spec from €75,800.
Editor Andrew Raspopov