BMW simply this week revealed its up to date (LCI in BMW parlance) X3, and now it’s the Alpina tuning arm’s flip to disclose its revised XD3 model.
The 2022 BMW Alpina XD3 brings some necessary revisions to what has change into the corporate’s top-selling mannequin, is now out there for pre-order, and is slated to reach within the tuning arm’s six Australian showrooms simply earlier than 2021 ends.
The MY22 modifications embrace a revised steering calibration mentioned to be extra exact and delicate than earlier than, higher-performing brake pads, and a Efficiency Management individual-wheel-braking system designed to mitigate understeer.
It additionally sports activities a barely totally different kidney grille, new-look headlights and tail lights, plus bumper and diffuser redesigns.
Whereas Alpina hasn’t provided particulars, count on the BMW X3’s cabin modifications to additionally carry over, led by two 12.3-inch shows operating the most recent BMW OS7.0 infotainment system and a normal head-up show.
Alongside energy and torque, the brand new BMW sport shows can now additionally present enhance strain, oil temperature, and the G-forces in a dynamic diagram.
As earlier than, the XD3 is a Bavarian diesel sports activities SUV various to BMW’s M40i xDrive petrol providing, and as such strains up properly in opposition to the newly up to date Audi SQ5 which returned to the diesel drivetrain that all the time suited it so nicely.
The acquainted 3.0-litre bi-turbo diesel straight-six places out 261kW of energy and a mighty 730Nm of torque from simply 1750rpm. It meets all of the harshest Euro 6d emissions requirements, necessitating a particulate filter, SCR catalysts, and AdBlue.
The 2 turbos function at decrease and better pressures respectively, recirculate exhaust waste gases, and use an Alpina-tuned bespoke cooling system.
A 48V starter-generator smooths out the cease/begin, and its 8kW energy output each lends poke to sharpen throttle response and permits the diesel engine is function in an optimised load vary extra typically, additional bettering effectivity.
The XD3 can sprint from zero to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds on the best way to a 254km/h prime velocity. Gasoline consumption is a claimed 7.8 litres per 100km on the WLTP cycle or 6.8L/100km on the friendlier NEDC/ADR measure.
The engine is mated to an eight-speed computerized transmission provided by ZF and makes use of Alpina aluminium paddle shifters. Drive is shipped to the street by way of an on-demand and rear-biased all-wheel drive system with rear limited-slip diff.
For just a little further context the BMW M40i xDrive’s 3.0-litre petrol turbo-six makes 265kW and 500Nm, whereas its X3 xDrive30d’s diesel donk affords 195kW/620Nm. Audi’s rejigged SQ5 has a 251kW/700Nm V6 and 5.1sec 0-100km/h declare.
Beneath the XD3’s restyled physique are adaptive dampers that’ve been given particular Alpina remedy, in addition to stiffer and shorter springs. The traditional 20-inch wheels put on Pirelli P Zero Extremely-Excessive Efficiency tyres (255/45 entrance and 285/40 rear) developed with assist from Alpina’s engineering crew.
You may possibility 22″ rims with 255/35 entrance and 295/30 rear rubber.
One other efficiency possibility are the high-performance brakes together with light-weight drilled composite discs measuring 395mm on the entrance and 398mm on the rear, mentioned to supply better direct pedal suggestions and fewer fade.
Inside, Alpina’s saddlery “supplies an nearly limitless vary of inside options for the XD3: piping, stitching, embroidery, punching and embossing, made to buyer specs, add a private contact to every BMW ALPINA vehicle”.
Alpina calls the elective, untreated ‘LAVALINA’ leather-based upholstery “essentially the most beautiful pure materials used within the automotive trade”.
Alpina Australia is but to reveal pricing, although the pre-facelift mannequin offered for $114,900 earlier than on-road prices, $10,000 greater than the 2021 Audi SQ5.
“Full pricing and specification particulars will likely be supplied nearer to the Australian market launch,” the corporate’s native crew added.
The BMW Alpina XD3 is roofed by a three-year and unlimited-kilometre guarantee. Complimentary roadside help can be supplied for this time interval.
All autos offered by Alpina Cars Australia could be serviced by way of an official BMW dealership. BMW’s Service Inclusive program can be out there, and follows the necessities of the BMW X3 M40i.
In operation since 2016, Alpina Cars Australia distributes the unique vary by a “choose checklist” of BMW dealerships, together with: Doncaster BMW, Melbourne BMW, BMW Sydney, Gold Coast BMW, Adelaide BMW, and Auto Basic BMW (Perth).
“Since launch the BMW Alpina XD3 has been Alpina’s hottest automobile in Australia,” mentioned gross sales supervisor Phil Jeffery.
“As a premium medium-sized SUV, the… XD3 is completely sized for this market, whereas its mixture of six-cylinder bi-turbo diesel energy and 48-volt delicate hybrid system ensures prompt response, robust acceleration and unimaginable gasoline financial system.”