For their first-ever coupe-SUV, you’d think they’d make some noise.
German tuning house Alpina has a long, hallowed history working with and together on BMW vehicles for the last 50-years, resulting in some truly remarkable products that are the desire of enthusiasts and collectors alike.
If there are any of you who screamed bloody murder when Alpina made its first SUV, prepare your lungs because they’ve now ventured into the (potentially lucrative) world of SUV-coupes. The victim of Alpina’s focus this time was the X4, the smallest of the two swoopy-roofed off-roaders that BMW makes.
And the result is the Alpina XD4.
Let’s get to the important part: The engine. Under the bonnet you’ll find a straight-six mill, fuelled with diesel and supplemented by 4 turbochargers, measuring 3.0-litres in capacity. All of that equates to a monstrous 285kW and 770Nm, a century-sprint time of 4.6-seconds, and a top speed of 268km/h.
Power goes to all-four wheels via an xDrive all-wheel drive system, as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Aside from the major tuneup, you’ll find the usual smattering of Alpina kit to differentiate it from the standard X4. Notable exterior bits and bobs include a bodykit, Alpina wheels, four exhausts, and a unique Alpina digital instrument interface. The cabin should also feature a variety of Alpina-branded stuff, to ensure that you never forget you’re in a very special silly-roofed rocket.
At the time of writing, we’ve received no confirmation with regards to the possible availability of the XD4 in our market, as even the already-revealed XD3 that the new car is based on has yet to be given concrete confirmation for arrival. But you can rest assured that CarShowroom will bring you any and all updates as they come.