Alpina's bahn-storming load-luggers are bound for Australian shores, with pricing to kick off just above the equivalent BMW performance model.
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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. It'll be here during the third quarter of 2019.

REVIEW: Mike Duff checks out the B5 Touring and XD3 in Germany

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'll arrive during the second quarter of 2019.

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.

2019 Alpina B5, XD3 pricing

  • Alpina B5 Sedan - $210,000
  • Alpina B5 Touring - $217,000
  • Alpina XD3 - $109,900

All prices exclude on-road costs.