Today, Alpina will certainly beat Munich with its own interpretation. With the launch of the latest BMW X3 not long ago, Buchloe’s bespoke BMW manufacturer developed its own version of the 2018 BMW Alpina XD3, the diesel-powered G01 generation X3.
Remarkable is a large chrome kidney grille. The front bumper has a large air intake and optional LED fog lights, while the rear has two pairs of chrome tailpipes. In addition, it has LED daytime running lights, halogen headlights at the front and rear. The cabin features a fabric / leather combination or Nevada leather seats, as well as a leather-wrapped Lavalina sport steering wheel. Built is a high definition color control screen of 6.5 inches. The center console will be a 10.2-inch touchscreen with BMW’s iDrive interface. It is possible to choose air conditioning or automatic climate control in two zones, and also has a panoramic glass sunroof.
The improvements to the 2018 BMW Alpina XD3 cabin are modest, but they are still well-finished, with a mix of noble materials and Alpina’s blue-brand instrument dials, installed alongside BMW’s proven infotainment systems. The personal touch offered by Alpina means that, if you wish, you can customize the materials and colors used until you exceed the limits of taste and common sense.
The standard equipment list is also long, with the 2018 BMW Alpina XD3 featuring dual-zone air conditioner, cruise control, xenon headlamps, 20-inch alloy wheels, heated and electrically adjustable front seats, Nevada leather upholstery, sensors BMW’s iDrive parking and infotainment system with a 6.5 inch screen, GPS, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and DAB radio.
Like the current XD3, the new one should be equipped with a six-twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel engine paired with an automatic transmission and eight-speed four-wheel drive. The production of the current model oscillates between 350 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque and we expect something similar for the new generation.
The beginning of the new 2018 BMW Alpina XD3 is probably the Geneva Motor Show 2018 next March. Note that BMW M is working on a variant X3 high performance: the very first X3 M. We also spy photos of this model. The vehicle, which also bows next year, should be equipped with a turbocharged line-6 delivering nearly 450 horsepower.