B3 and XD3 by Alpina

31 Mar 2013 11:59 pm | BMW, Cars

One of the oldest and probably most renowned car tuners of all time, Alpina, is now back with a jangle. The most recent accomplishments of the brand are the B3 and the XD3, which were both presented in Geneva at the beginning of the month.

Alpina has also made public two videos with the cars, which we’ve also featured here, alongside useful information. The B3 for example is available as either sedan or wagon and draws muscle from a 3.0-liter gasoline twin-turbo engine which delivers a sturdy 410 HP (301 kW) and 598 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. Both the B3 sedan and the wagon are able to sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.2 seconds, up to top speeds of 191 mph (305 km/h). Fuel consumption-wise, they can average 29.8 mpg US (35.8 mpg UK or 7.9 l / 100 km).

The larger XD3 on the other hand is the first X-Series to be targeted by Alpina. This 3.0-liter 6-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine-powered SUV has to cope with 350 HP (257 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Able to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 158 mph (253 km/h), this is an SUV not to be trifled with. The engine is mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox and averages 41.5 mpg US (34.5 mpg UK or 6.8 l / 100 km) – impressive.

[Alpina]