Alpina has announced that the new XD3 SUV will be come to the UK from April next year, with the model building on the BMW X3 it is based on.
Starting from £57,900, the XD3 is fitted with a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine, which develops 329bhp and 700Nm of torque. That unit is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and xDrive all-wheel drive system.
With that powertrain, the XD3 can get from 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 158mph. It also comes with quoted fuel returns of 31.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 238g/km under the new WLTP cycle.
As with other Alpina models, the XD3 comes with a high-end finish and is fitted with thicker glass for improved soundproofing, as well as a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a rear-view camera and a leather sports steering wheel with blue or green stitching.
To further distinguish the XD3 from its BMW chassis partner, Alpina has given it a more aerodynamic bodykit.See Available BMW deals
Alpina GB brand manager Gary Lott, said: “Our cars are for driving enthusiasts who value a blend of qualities that can only be delivered by immense attention to detail. The XD3 is built with just one powertrain and two chassis specifications, which allows our engineers to calibrate every component and every control system to work perfectly together without compromise.
“Alpina’s dynamics specialists have spent months optimising the chassis not by hurling it around a race track, but by simply driving as customers would: on roads, enjoying every mile however fast or slow. The result is remarkable ride quality combined with a pin sharp driving experience.”