2019 Alpina XD3 Shows Up With Four Turbos, 388HP, 0-62 In 4.6 Seconds

It was only a matter of time before Alpina revealed their take on the new BMW X3 and the time has come for the world to meet the new 2019 Alpina XD3.

Set to make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, the new Alpina XD3 positions itself as perhaps the sportiest iteration of the new X3, at least until BMW finishes their work on the upcoming X3 M model.

It’s certainly the most powerful version as it features a quad-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six diesel engine with common-rail high-pressure direct injection, producing 388hp and a humongous 567lb-ft (770Nm) of peak torque. Strapped to it is an eight-speed automatic transmission that’s connected to a reconfigured xDrive all-wheel drive system, featuring specific torque distribution for the new Alpina XD3.

Alpina claims a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 165mph (266km/h) which sounds fast enough for an SUV of this size, especially a diesel-powered one.

Right-hand drive examples however will be driven by a less crazy, twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six diesel engine with 333hp and still a very impressive 516lb-ft (700Nm) of peak torque.

The less powerful engine is still paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and Alpina’s reconfigured xDrive all-wheel drive system. Performance remains strong, with the 0-62mph (100km/h) requiring 4.9 seconds and top speed set at 157mph (254km/h).

The chassis features Alpina’s sport suspension which employs electronically adjustable dampers together with an active rear limited differential to ensure class-leading handling. A set of the trademark 20-inch Alpina wheels is fitted as standard, with 22-inch lightweight forged items being an option.

Alpina will open the order books for the 2019 XD3 from the second quarter of 2018, with first deliveries to begin in 2019.

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  • Kingsley Mpofu

    That is pretty good looking. Damn

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  • Bo Hanan

    I love the ridiculousness of Alpina, but- this seems to take it to a new level.
    Who really wants to maintain a daily driver with 4 turbos in it? It’s’ only cool
    until you have to take it in for service or the warranty runs out.

    • Lol maybe you are right, but Auto Bild already get their hands on one and said the power delivery is smooth.


    I vaguely recall seeing some crazy design for an engine like that. I don’t think it ever got made.


    Quad turbocharged straight six diesel. Will it be as fast as the X3 M? Probably not but we’ll see.

    • Well Alpina be like don’t care really, they are more of a GT cars compared to M.

  • alexxx

    4.6 sec in diesel SUV…
    The times have really changed….

  • I think this is one of the boldest car Alpina has launched recently? I mean look at the engine!

  • That wheel design is bomb, goes a long way in improving the looks of the X3.

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