11 Feb 2019

Alpina confirm B5 Touring and XD3 pricing

Luxe family cars bring a wallop of power
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Two of Alpina’s hardest-hitting wagons have blasted into Australia.

Announcing pricing and specification for the new Alpina B5 Touring and XD3, the BMW-based (5-Series and X3) pair will deliver big power and tailored comfort.

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Based on the Alpina B5 sedan already available, the B5 Touring becomes the fastest BMW wagon in Australian showrooms, using the same 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 to produce an M5-rivalling 447kW and 800Nm. Sending power to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, the B5 Touring hits 100km/h from a standing start in just 3.7 seconds (0.2sec slower than the sedan), reaching 200km/h 8.3 seconds later and going on to a top speed of 322km/h.

Like the B5, luxury remains key and the wagon is equipped with comfort leather seats, four-zone climate control, a digital driver’s display and Alpina bling including 20-inch alloys, unique body parts and quad-tip exhaust.

It also adopts a unique Alpina-tuned comfort mode that finds an extra layer of cushion in its suspension dampers, while four-wheel steering helps for added agility in the hills. It is priced $7000 more expensive than the sedan at $217,000 plus on-road costs.

Joining the B5 Touring is the all-new Alpina XD3 though as predicted on its debut at the Geneva motor show last year, Australia did not receive the impressive quad-turbo diesel engine. Instead, the XD3 arrives with a 3.0-litre straight-six twin-turbo diesel, producing 245kW and 700Nm. Pushing power to the ground through an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel-drive system, the XD3 will reach 100km/h from a standstill in 4.6sec and hit an impressive (for an SUV) maximum top speed of 266km/h.

Underneath are unique Alpina dampers that bring a similar comfort-plus suspension setting as the B5, as well as a firmer sports tune.

Standard inclusions are in keeping with the Buchloe brand’s luxury heritage, including heated and electric leather trim interior, timber panel elements, tri-zone climate control and unique 20-inch alloys (with optional 22-inch lightweight wheels available).

Pricing for the XD3 starts from $109,900 plus on-road costs.

Alpina XD3 and B5 Touring pricing (plus on-road costs):

Alpina XD3  - $109,900

Alpina B5 Touring - $217,000

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