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2018 Alpina XD3 is a BMW X3 with 4 turbos, set to launch at Geneva Motor Show

A lot of people, especially in Europe, love the diesel engine despite the fact that it is one of the dirtiest things you could also talk about these days. While automakers like BMW are shifting to hybrid and electric vehicles for their upcoming models like the next generation X3, there are some models that still remain to build diesel engine vehicles. For instance, Alpina had just given the diesel powered SUV engine a boost. That is something BMW will definitely not do.

Having said that, this is exactly what the Bavarian tuner did: they tweaked the BMW 3.0 liter straight six engine with two turbochargers and common rail high pressure direct injection of the regular X3 diesel. Overall, this gives an output of 333 horsepower (245 kilowatts) and a torque of 516 pound feet (700 Newton metres).

If these numbers do not sound impressive to you, Alpina wants to boast that in only 4.9 seconds, the XD3 can accelerate to 62 miles per hour from standstill (0-100 kilometers per hour). It achieves a top speed of 158 miles per hour (254 kilometers per hour). In other words, this could be the fastest, diesel powered SUV in the market today.

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Geneva Motor Show: 2013 Alpina XD3 BiTurbo is a rival for the Audi SQ5 TDI

If the Audi SQ5 TDI is not the kind of the car you would like, then we have an alternative: ladies and gentlemen, this is the Alpina XD3 BiTurbo based on the Bmw X3. As expected, the new 2013 Alpina XD3 BiTurbo is powered by a 3.0-liter diesel engine delivering 350 hp and 700 Nm of torque, which translates into a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 5 seconds.

For those who don’t know, the Audi SQ5 is powered by a 3.0-liter TDI engine with 313 hp and 650 Nm of torque and hits 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds. Top speed is limited at 250 km/h (155 mph), while the Alpina XD3 Biturbo offers a top speed of 253 km/h.

Not much, but you will slowly take the Audi SQ5. Using an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, the Alpina XD3 Biturbo needs only 6.8 liters of fuel per 100 km and emits only 180g/km CO2. Regarding the design, the Alpina XD3 Biturbo comes with the well-known front lip spoiler with Alpina lettering, but also with double-ended tailpipes integrated into an Alpina rear valance.

Read the entire article Geneva Motor Show: 2013 Alpina XD3 BiTurbo is a rival for the Audi SQ5 TDI

BMW Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Edition 99 is a more powerful limited edition B4 S

Alpina is releasing a new limited edition model that is essentially a more powerful and more appealing re-creation of the BMW 4 Series. This is the new BMW Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Edition 99, which would be sold either as a convertible and coupe versions, with deliveries set next year. As its name indicates, only 99 examples of the Edition 99 will be built.

This new BMW Alpina B4 S Biturbo Edition 99 is a limited edition model of the Alpina B4 S, which was derived from the BMW 4 Series. However, the B4 S is even more powerful and more dynamic than the high performance iteration of the 4 Series – the M4 Coupe. The Coupe version of the Edition 99 can be availed either as rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive (left-hand drive only). The Convertible model of the Edition, meanwhile, is configured as a rear-wheel drive.

While the 3.0-liter straight-six turbocharged engine of the M4 delivers 431 hp of output, the 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six mill inside the B4 S offers up to 440 hp (324 kW). It also delivers 442 lb.-ft. (660 Nm) of torque, allowing the B4 S to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.2 seconds for the standard rear-wheel-drive configuration, or 3.9 seconds with the all-wheel drive version.

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Alpina joins bandwagon of pro-diesel automakers

During the past few years, many automakers have developed a love-hate relationship towards diesel engines because of strict emission standards. Automakers have built a perception that diesel engines are not clean, and this is why some marques like Volvo and Nissan have decided to completely abandon the fuel type in the next few years.

In contrary to that, there are still other automakers like Mercedes-Benz and Mazda that believe that there still is a future for diesel engined vehicles, mainly because of SUVs. These big cars will need more torque in their power plants without turning a blind eye on fuel consumption.

To add to the list of pro diesel cars, it seems like Alpina will be joining them very soon, the independent performance tuner of BMW. Andreas Bovensiepen, head and son of founder, told Whichcar that he sees the future of diesel powertrains.

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We are certain that the BMW X3 M is coming, because spy shots of the said model have already been published online. But according to the Bavarians, they have something that we might have more interest in than this, and that is a hotter version of the said model. According to Spanish website Motor.es, BMW will give the BMW X3 M SUV a Competition Package that will boost the regular model’s output, while also sharpening its handling.

The standard version of the upcoming X3 M is actually pretty impressive already. With a 3.0 line inline six that has an output of 450 horsepower (335 kilowatts). But of course, with the Competition Package, it will become much beefier. Additional tuning will push its performance to 475 horsepower (354 kilowatts). There will also be a performance tuned all wheel drive system that will be similar to the setup in the latest M5.

Will all that power, the automaker should of course make sure that the X3 M with the Competition Package will stand out physically too. This is why the X3 M’s body will be given extra details to make it look more aggressive - from larger intakes up front, a roof spoiler, and the M division’s familiar quad exhausts in the back. It will also be equipped with larger brakes, which indeed are necessary to slow down the super fast SUV. Handling has also been made better, thanks to the engineers who tweaked the car’s suspension for easier cornering. Inside, you will then find performance oriented upgrades like the gearshift and the M1/M2 buttons.

Read the entire article BMW X3 M’s 475 hp Competition Package will arrive in early 2019

BMW has great news as they have recently launched a 2018 X2 sDrive28i in the United States. And if you do not know what that means, it basically is a two wheel drive version of the current X2, which means that it is also much more affordable, with a starting price of $36,400 (excluding destination and handling of $995).

The 2018 version makes it $2,000 less than the X2 xDrive28i, the hatchback like crossover comes standard with LED lighting units, a power tailgate, as well as 18 inch alloy wheels. When looking at the base model, it does not exactly look very luxurious, though in the cabin, it gets a leather wrapped steering wheel and a 10 way power front sport seats with SensaTec upholstery. It also features an automatic climate control system, a high gloss black trim with pearl gloss chrome accents, and a seven speaker audio system.

Under the hood, you will find a 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine that offers 228 horsepower (170 kilowatts) and 258 pound feet (349 Newton metres) of torque. This engine works with an eight speed automatic transmission that lets the crossover accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 6.6 seconds before continuing to a top speed of 144 miles per hour (231 kilometers per hour). Having said that, it’s easy to figure out that the front wheel drive version will be slightly slower than the all wheel drive variant, but the good thing is that it is also more fuel efficient.

Read the entire article BMW X2, X3 receive two-wheel drive models in the United States

If you are looking for an awesome car, look no further than the BMW M4. But if you want something more exclusive than that, then you can opt for the Alpina-tuned 4 Series as this will definitely turn heads wherever you go.

Alpina has prepared a kit that isn’t just about the car’s looks as its performance will also be given a boost albeit, not by much. It gets a raise of 9 PS (9 horsepower) and 56 Newton metres (41 pound feet) of torque. The Alpina B4 S Bi Turbo carries out a little more power than the stock M4, thanks to its straight-six 3.0 liter engine. That may not sound a lot, but overall, that totals to an impressive number of 440 PS (434 HP) and 660 Nm (487 pound-feet) of torque in a wide speed range from 5,500 to 6,250 rpm.

For those of you who are interested in this Alpina tuned 4 Series, the white model is on display at BMW Abu Dhabi dealership. The special body kit comes with a custom front splitter, side skirts, and boot lid spoiler. It also has multi-spoke alloys and blue calipers, plus decals from the tuner.

Read the entire article Alpina B4 S Bi-turbo is a cooler version than the BMW M4

Customers who think the BMW 4 Series Coupe is rather ordinary are in for a treat especially with what BMW Individual and Alpina have in store. The best example is presently being displayed at BMW Abu Dhabi Motors, a dealer that looks to be getting the best toys to play around with.

Even with one look, the use of Rallye Green paint on the Alpina B4 S makes the body even more aggressive. Combined with the upgrades implemented by those at Buchloe, it is clear that this is not your standard 4 Series Coupe.

On the inside for example, BMW Individual made sure that the interior of the B4 S would be different from the usual 4 Series Coupe. The instrument cluster has blue dials with the steering wheel showing green stitching. This color theme is in fact the same as that on the exterior. While the usual 4 Series Coupe has a left air vent on its center console, the B4 S instead has an extra display. On the lower region of the console is a special plaque that proves this is not the usual car.

Read the entire article 2017 Alpina B4 S Rallye Green based on BMW 4-Series Coupe is the height of exclusivity

BMW’s Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is no doubt one of the most desirable models out there considering that it comes with almost the whole package. From a head-turning exterior design, impressive power, practical features, and an upscale interior. Depending on how you are feeling, it can be sporty when you want it to be, or it can be the most relaxing cruiser to drive you out of the city without breaking a sweat. And since the Alpina has been pretty successful since it first came out in 2014, the company joined forces with BMW again to create this special edition B6 Gran Coupe.

This one-of-a-kind model has been given quite a lengthy name as the “BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe BMW CCA Edition”. This model was especially made for an upcoming raffle that had been organized by the BMW Car Club of America. On the outside, it wears a signature Blue Metallic paint that represents Alpina, matched with a lovely white leather interior with piano black accents all over.

There is more to the four-door grand tourer’s interior. There are a number of silver inscriptions against a high-gloss lacquer finish on the center console too, while the steering wheel is hand-finished and comes with white stitching details to complement the seat upholstery. This is also why the Alpina B6 gets white piping on the floor and a set of trunk mats. To finish off the look, Alpina put B6 embossed logos onto the headrests.

Read the entire article Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe BMW CCA Edition was made as a raffle prize

A few weeks after teasing the new 2018 BMW Alpina D5 S high-performance diesel-powered car, Alpina is now letting more information out of the bag. This new creation based on the BMW 5-Series that’s tagged as the fastest serial diesel car in the world comes in two body types – saloon (sedan) and touring (estate or wagon).

Alpina is introducing the new BMW Alpina D5 S to the global audience at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. Expected to be the highlight of the Buchloer booth, the Alpina D5 S is eager to prove its worth as a diesel car that could give petrol-powered sedans and wagons a run for their money in terms of acceleration and speed.

The new BMW Alpina D5 S is derived from the new G30 generation of the BMW 5-Series. The BMW Alpina D5 S may have less power output as BMW’s high-performance M550d, but it has more torque. This allowed the BMW Alpina D5 S to be as quick as the BMW M550d. However, electronic limitations were loosened up a little, allowing the D5 S to be faster than the M550d.

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Maybe you are wondering whether a sedan could be as fast as coupe. Yes, it could be. A driver may not need to pilot a coupe or a sports car just to experience the thrill of speed. In fact, some four-door sedans do achieve top speeds that go beyond a driver’s imagination.

Alpina is getting ready to introduce its new Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo four-door production sedan in the United Kingdom. Derived from the BMW 7 Series, the Alpina B7 is powered by a huge twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine with twin-turbo charging, gasoline direct injection and Valvetronic technologies. Its specially developed twin-scroll turbochargers are able to provide up to 1.2 bar of boost pressure with minimal inertia.

When it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, Alpina announced that the B7 could deliver 600 hp (608 PS) of max output between 5,750 rpm and 6,250 rpm, as well as 590 lb.-ft. (800 Nm) of peak torque available from 3,000 rpm. Even at just 2,000 rpm, this V8 twin-turbo engine already delivers 494 lb.-ft. of torque. As a result, the Alpina B7 could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 193 mph (310 km/h).

Read the entire article 2017 Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo claims to be the fastest four-door in the world

The world never runs out of adventure, which is why BMW Lifestyle has teamed up with “Specialized” to develop the special edition E-mountain bike. Branded as Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie, the exclusively designed mountain bike has been given the new Phytonic Blue paint job to match the official color of the 3rd generation BMW X3 (G01).

To further complement the new SUV, the trail bike is equipped with a water bottle with the tagline “Specialized For BMW”. The price? Let’s just say the regular Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie costs $4,500 (or about 3,900 in euros in Germany). Now for those who want the special edition BMW version of the mountain bike, they can have it for the price of $5,900 (5,200 euros).

What makes it more interesting to have is that the e-bike features a 504Wh battery pack with a dock that lets you recharge its battery off the bike. Similarly, BMW developed a special charging cable that can be hooked to the SUV’s 12V power socket without compromising its own supply.

Read the entire article BMW unleashes the new X3 (G01) with a matching mountain e-bike

All-new BMW X3 (G01) just made its debut! The updated model has a familiar design, and slightly increased dimensions compared to its successful predecessors.

For more cabin space, the wheelbase has been extended by an additional 2.2 inches (5.5 cm). The length and the width of the new X3 are also slightly longer, thanks to the optimized package.

The S in Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) is emphasized by its more dynamic design such as the sharper adaptive LED headlights and a more muscular hood. Here, we also witness BMW's new 3D front grille. The rear fascia, on the other hand, gets a pair of exhaust tips and a nice set of taillights.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW X3 (G01) offers new design, more room, and choice between Luxury and M Sport packages

BMW Blog recently announced on its site that the new X3 will hopefully be unveiled this year in June, and the next-gen automobiles will be rolling out to the public shortly afterwards. The high-performing 2018 BMW X3 (G01) M40i variant will also be available at U.S. dealerships around October this year.

Cruising on the ever dynamic CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform, the third-gen of the highly popular X3 Sports Activity Vehicle, X3 codenamed "G01" is made bigger, lighter and more solid compared to the recent model. The interior and trunk space are also upgraded with increased capacity and area and 220 lbs (100 kilograms) lesser curb density compared to the current X3. A redesigned seating system is also offered to assure higher variability paired with increased comfort. Although the interior and exterior design will involve a metamorphic approach, under the hood is where the magic happens.

A wide array of diesel and gasoline choices will be made accessible but it depends on the market, not to mention the M40i and M40d options. The gas-fueled automobile will be sold in the United States around the latter part of the year, particularly around October. But so far, BMW hasn’t released pricing details. The BMW X3 M40i will be powered with a tweaked version of BMW's 3.0 liter turbocharged variant.

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BMW has confirmed that for now, it will not be releasing an M5 Touring. However, for those who want something in a similar vein, then Alpina may have the answer.

Based in Germany, Alpina is an automaker that manufactures cars based mainly on BMW models. Its latest offering is the elegant B5 Bi-Turbo which is based on the latest 5-Series (G30) range of BMW. Fans of the company are likely to be excited as everything they expect from Alpina is there. The alloy 20-inch multi-spoke wheels? Check. Brake calipers in blue? Check. It even has an aerodynamic kit that gives it that timeless design.

Powering this model is the biturbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that is capable of delivering 608 hp (447 kW) with peak torque of 590 lb.-ft. (800 Nm). This output is then channeled to the all-wheel drive system using the automatic eight-speed ZF transmission. With this amount, the sedan version is able to get a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h) with acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) possible in 3.5 seconds. Since the wagon version is a bit heavier, maximum speed is at 202 mph (325 km/h) with acceleration from standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) achieved in 3.6 seconds.

Read the entire article Alpina releases elegant B5 Bi-Turbo with 608 hp

There is no longer any need for stolen shots from spy photographers on the Internet. BMW has released the official teaser photos of the new 2018 BMW X3 (G01). The disguised prototype on the film is none other than BMW’s 3rd generation luxury SUV, which was recorded while being tested in Sweden. If you didn’t know, it’s freezing cold out there.

Temperatures as low as -4 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 degrees Celsius) are not unusual in the town of Arjeplog, which is only 35 miles away from the Polar Circle. This will enable BMW to test the X3 under extreme conditions --- as it has the most suitable environment to push the X3’s DTC (dynamic traction control) and DSC (dynamic stability control) systems to the limits.

Also according to BMW, Arjeplog’s rural roads and frozen lakes are ideal testing grounds for the crossover’s xDrive All-Wheel Drive module. As a whole, the snow-clad surfaces serve as a perfect venue to thoroughly check how well the suspensions and steering work when driving the new SUV. In short, it is important that the vehicle performs normally given the cold temperatures.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW X3 (G01) faces the hard winter

With the success of its two platforms, the B3 Biturbo sedan and the B4 Biturbo, Alpina is offering the S trim for these models. This particular trim was developed by the celebrated BMW tuner with the goal of being able to offer a lot more in terms of both performance and power.

If it’s power you want, famed BMW tuners Alpina are more than happy to give it to you. Building on the already successful B3 Biturbo sedan and B4 Biturbo coupe platforms, the company is offering an even hotter S version that delivers more power and more performance.

Starting with the B3, the S version continues to be equipped with the same engine, specifically the turbocharged straight-six 3.0-liter unit. Under the S trim, output is increased from 410 hp (301 kW) in the base model to 440 hp (324 kW). Peak torque is higher as well with the base version having 442 lb.ft-. (600 Nm) and the B3 S at 486 lb.-ft. (660 Nm).

Read the entire article Geneva Preview: Alpina offers more powerful S trim for B3 and B4 Biturbo

Alpina had previously teased customers and fans alike with a teaser for its upcoming 2018 B5 Bi-Turbo sedan. That is not enough it seems as the company has released another teaser showing the B5, this time the Wagon version, going through mountain roads. With this, the anticipation for the new B5 has increased further prior to its official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Based on what can be gathered from the video, it appears that the new B5 will have the XDrive configuration, and if not offered as standard then a possible option. There is no word however if the brand will release the D5 at the same time as the B5. If not, then it is likely that it will be a few months before Alpina will reveal the diesel version.

With regards to power, many are saying that the B5 will hopefully have at least the same capability as that of the 4.4-liter biturbo V8 engine. This engine can deliver output of 600 hp (441 kW) with maximum torque of 591 lb.-ft. (800 Nm). For the D5, it should have power similar to what the 3.0-liter diesel engine can offer which is 345 hp (257 kW) with peak torque of 516 lb.-ft. (700 Nm).

Read the entire article Alpina reveals teaser for 2018 B5 Bi-Turbo Wagon [w/video]

Sooner or later this year, BMW intends to launch a performance version of its recently launched BMW 5 Series (G30) through the new BMW M5. But before we could see that happen, German carmaker Alpina will also be launching its own iteration and interpretation of the BMW 5 Series – the next generation of the Alpina B5.

Just recently, Alpina launched a teaser campaign for its new-gen B5. Two video clips were intended and the German company has just shown the first one. Well, the short video clip – lasting for just 30 seconds – shows a heavily camouflaged Alpina B5 speedily cruising through a road full of snow as surrounded by pine trees. It might be intending the dynamic capability of the new Alpina B5 to take on any challenges on any weather, even if the road is as slippery as an ice skating rink. The video clip ends by announcing that a new BMW Alpina is coming.

Since the 2018 Alpina B5 is heavily camouflaged – and no thanks to the snowy white background – it was pretty hard to see the visual changes implemented by the exclusive carmaker to transform a new BMW 5 Series into a new Alpina B5. Yes, while the new Alpina B5 should be very well derived from the new BMW 5 Series, it doesn’t mean they would look the same. The exterior appearance of the new generation of the BMW 5 Series (G30) should give us a good idea on how the new Alpina B5 would look like when it finally makes its debut on the market.

Read the entire article Alpina teases new 2018 B5 ahead of Geneva Motor Show [w/video]

Sustainable mobility has been the battle-cry of the BMW Group since it launched BMW i three years ago in November 2013. Since then, the BMW Group has been relentless in delivering electrified vehicles on the road, including purely electric-powered cars and plug-in hybrids. In fact, as the German carmaker has disclosed, it has already delivered around 100,000 of these non-conventional vehicles to customers around the globe.

These deliveries are a testament to BMW Group’s role as a pioneer of innovation and technology. Since its establishment, BMW i has been the center of BMW Group’s efforts to offer sustainable vehicles – including purely electric-powered cars and plug-in hybrids -- to global customers. For the past three years, more than 60,000 units of the BMW i3 have been sold to discerning buyers, earning this car the recognition as the most successful EV in the premium compact segment. BMW commenced sales of the BMW i8 in mid-2014.

Since then, BMW Group has sold over 10,000 units of the BMW i8, making this offering the best-selling electrified sports cars. In addition, BMW Group has delivered around 30,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles – now sold under the BMW iPerformance label – so far. Thus, in total, BMW Group has effectively sold around 100,000 electrified offerings worldwide.

Read the entire article BMW celebrates milestone of 100,000 EVs sold, confirms arrival of X3 EV