The Alpina XD3 and XD4 receive a series of upgrades to keep performance diesel powered crossovers fresh.
Power comes from an upgraded 3.0-liter inline quad-turbo diesel mill that produces 389 horsepower (290 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters), which is an increase of 22 pound-feet ( 30 Nm) compared to the previous version. This engine allows the XD3 and XD4 to reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 4.6 seconds. The maximum speed is 166 mph (267 km / h) for the XD3 and 167 mph (268 km / h) for the XD4.
The brand also offers a mild hybrid turbodiesel version of the XD3. It uses a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six producing 350 hp (261 kW) and 538 lb-ft (730 Nm). The model reaches 62 mph (100 km / h) in 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 158 mph (254 km / h).
Alpina creates a specific calibration for adaptive dampers. There are also springs which are more rigid and lower the center of gravity. The models benefit from an updated variable sport steering system that provides more precise handling. Standard features now include BMW Parking Assistant and power folding exterior mirrors.
The company installs more efficient brake pads. Buyers can upgrade to drilled composite discs measuring 15.6 inches in the front and 15.7 inches in the rear.
You can identify the updated models on the exterior as Alpina installs a new front fairing and a new rear diffuser on the crossovers. They ride on a 20-inch version of the brand’s classic multi-spoke wheels that have lockable hubcaps and hidden air valves. There is also a 22 inch variation of this design.
Inside, Alpina can equip the cabin with custom piping, stitching, embroidery, punching and embossing, according to the customer’s wishes.
The updated XD3 and XD4 begin deliveries to Europe in November. In Germany, prices for the XD3 start at € 85,900 and the XD4 at € 89,100.