Alpina has launched the updated 2022 Alpina XD3 that will offer updated safety tech, mild hybrid engine tech and an updated look to the already fast BMW X3-based SUV. Going on sale from late 2021 – with customer deliveries to follow soon afterwards – the new XD3 promises to be more than just a performance SUV.

2022 Alpina XD3

“The BMW ALPINA XD3 is a mainstay of the ALPINA Automobiles Australia product range,” said ALPINA Automobiles Australia sales manager, Phil Jeffery. The XD3 promises to be the most popular model in the Alpina range, closely followed by the new B3 Sedan and Wagon and XB7 SUV.

Powering the XD3 is a 3.0-litre twin turbocharged straight six-cylinder diesel engine that is paired to a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The mild hybrid system promises to boost power and aids fuel economy. The mild hybrid system boosts power by 8kW to support the engine. Power is up to 261kW produced from 4,000-4,200rpm with a whopping peak torque figure of 730Nm available from as little as 1,750 to 2,750rpm.

Based on the BMW X3 xDrive40d that’s not sold in Australia, the Alpina XD3’s engine has a specific Alpina intercooler, a high-performance cooling system, a transmission oil cooler, different engine coolant radiators and an electro-mechanical coolant pump. All of this means the 2022 Alpina XD3 launches from a standstill to 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds.

Sending power to all four wheels, the XD3’s sole transmission option is an eight-speed torque converter automatic, while there are also Alpina-specific paddle shifter buttons or the optional CNC-milled aluminium shift paddles mounted behind the steering wheel.

2022 Alpina XD3

The all-wheel drive system on the 2022 Alpina XD3 is rear biased for traction and handling benefits, and there is also a rear limited-slip differential. There is also an Alpina-specific suspension system, which promises to offer a mixture of performance and comfort. The claimed average fuel consumption figure is 6.8L/100km, which is the same as the previous model.

$119,000 plus on-road costs is what you’ll have to come up with to secure yourself a new 2022 Alpina XD3. This is a price increase of $4,100 over the previous model.

2022 Alpina XD3

There are Alpina specific 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, but optionally available are lightweight ‘Alpina Classic’ 22-inch forged alloy wheels. Both wheel designs will come with Pirelli P Zero ‘ALP’ tyre that has been specially developed for Alpina.

As standard, the 2022 Alpina XD3 is painted in ‘Alpine White’ but optional are ‘Black Sapphire’, ‘Phytonic Blue’, ‘Sophisto Blue’ and ‘BMW individual Tanzanite Blue II’. Also available upon request are other BMW Individual colours.

A ‘Vernasco’ leather interior is standard on the XD3 offered in a choice of different leather colours such as ‘Black’, ‘Mocha’, ‘Oyster with black stitching’, ‘Black with blue stitching’ and ‘Cognac’. There is also unique Alpina door sill plates, a bespoke ‘Lavalina’ leather steering wheel with the traditional blue and green hand stitching, piano black interior trim with a 3D Alpina badge.

There is also a full suite of safety features on offer with the 2022 Alpina XD3, which include adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, front and rear cross-traffic alert, steering and lane control assist, lane keep assist with side collision warning, crossroads warning and evasion aid. In addition to this there is also a standard 360-degree surround view camera with front and rear parking sensors.

The 2022 Alpina XD3 will come with a BMW-backed three-year unlimited kilometre warranty with three years of roadside assistance. A three-year/80,000km service pack is $1,950.

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