2021 Alpina XD3 facelift revealed

Updated Alpina XD3 for 2021 recieves a boost in performance and new styling.

A 2021 model update will give the Alpina XD3 updated styling, extra torque and improved handling.

The German performance firm says the XD3 will offer “excellent longitudinal and lateral dynamics without sacrificing any driving comfort”, aided by its sports suspension and revised sports steering.

The company’s Performance Control feature has also been updated, with a limited-slip differential fitted as standard to improve dynamic cornering.

Under the bonnet, the XD3’s 3.0-litre bi-turbo straight-six diesel offers 265kW and now has 730Nm of torque at 1750-2750rpm, an increase of 30Nm compared with its predecessor.

“The BMW Alpina XD3 and XD4 are aimed at drivers looking to combine a superior driving experience and comfort with the ability to cover long distances at ease,” Alpina said. “They embody a one-of-a-kind driving experience shaped by the exceptional driving dynamics and high torque, backed up by the reliability and efficiency diesels are known for.”

The increase in torque allows the SUV to cover 0-100kph in 4.9sec and it has a top speed of 255kph.

The XD3 gains new styling introduced by the standard BMW X3, with new headlights and a new light grille design with updated aerodynamic components added by Alpina at the front and rear of the car.

Inside the car, customers can customise piping, stitching, embroidery and embossing. BMW’s parking assist and exterior mirror package is also standard.

The updated Alpina XD3 is already on sale, with deliveries expected from November this year.

Jack Warrick

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