Alpina’s bahn-storming load-luggers are bound for Australian shores, with pricing to kick off just above the equivalent BMW performance model.
Alpina has announced pricing for its B5 Touring and XD3, as it continues its rollout in Australia.
The 5 Series-based B5 Touring will be priced from $217,000 before on-road costs, making it $7000 more expensive than the sedan.
Power comes from a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine making 447kW and 800Nm, put to the road through all four wheels and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.
The 100km/h sprint takes just 3.7 seconds, and the Touring will comfortably top 300km/h (322km/h, to be precise) given a long enough stretch of racetrack. Or road, if you’re in Germany.
Standard equipment includes a set of 20-inch Alpina Classic alloy wheels, nappa leather, four-zone climate control, and Comfort Seats. You also get a digital driver display, rear-wheel steering, and a stainless steel exhaust with quad pipes.
Options are numerous and pricey. Massaging seats are worth $1866, remote parking is $943, a rear-seat entertainment system $4336, and a Bowers & Wilkins stereo $8766. Want a Lavalina leather interior? You’ll need to stump between $12,252 and $22,244.
Over to the XD3, which kicks off at $109,900 before on-road costs. Powered by a twin-turbo diesel inline-six, the XD3 makes 246kW and 700Nm. That’s good for a 4.9-second sprint to 100km/h, making the XD3 just 0.1 seconds slower than the BMW X3 M40i off the line.
It rides on 20-inch alloy wheels and adaptive dampers as standard, while the driver and passenger sit in heated sports seats. The driver clasps a heated steering wheel, too.
We’ve contacted Alpina for more details on the options list, but the XD3 will come with the full array of exterior add-ons (front spoiler, side skirts, rear valance, quad pipes) you’d expect of an Alpina. Heated sports seats, a heated steering wheel, harman/kardon audio, a build plate and BMW Professional Navigation are all standard.