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Alpina XD3 coming next year, XD4 not for Australia

Alpina won't bring the XD4 high-riding coupe to Australia, but we will get the more practical XD3 – albeit with a twin-turbo engine in place of the quad-turbo offered in Europe. Offered with a quad-turbo (yes, quad) inline-six in left-hand drive markets, the XD4 makes 285kW of power and 770Nm of torque...

Alpina: Electric power unlikely for foreseeable future

Alpina isn't in any hurry to adopt electrified powertrains, arguing its customers want big-capacity engines from their cars rather than plug-in hybrids or battery-electric vehicles. Speaking with media at an event in Melbourne this week, Andreas Bovensiepen, Alpina's CEO and son of the brand's founder, said its owners are still attached to old-fashioned characteristics in their cars...

Alpina chasing 'balance' in Australia

With a small population and lots of carmakers – 50, to be precise – Australia is a tough place to launch a new car brand, even when that brand is a German icon with more than five decades of experience. Since officially launching locally two years ago, the team behind Alpina has sought to spread the word without creating an un-fulfillable rush...

Alpina B7 drag races C63 S, RS6 - video

It's no secret the Alpina B7 is seriously fast, but this latest video shows just how fast the twin-turbo luxury yacht on wheels really is. Based on the BMW 7 Series, the Alpina B7 features a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 pumping out 447kW of power and 800Nm of torque, sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission...

2018 Alpina XD4 surfaces online

The new Alpina XD4 has been quietly revealed on the company's website, becoming the first BMW SUV coupe offered in the tuning arm's line-up...

2018 Alpina XD3 revealed

Alpina has unveiled the XD3, complete with a quad-turbo inline six engine... that won't be coming to Australia. European XD3 models will be powered by a heavily reworked take on BMW's 3.0-litre diesel inline six, making 286kW and 770Nm for a 4.6-second sprint to 100km/h...

Alpina B5: Price slashed ahead of March launch

Alpina Automobiles has taken a knife to the price of the B5 BiTurbo sedan, slashing nearly $30,000 off the price announced in October last year. Originally listed at $239,900 before on-road costs, the company's local arm has confirmed it has repositioned the 5 Series-based sports luxury model to better compete with its competitors...

2018 Alpina XD3 spied in Germany

A BMW X3 prototype believed to be the upcoming Alpina XD3 has been spied this week in its home of Germany. Spotted near another camouflaged X3, the Alpina is distinguished by its front bumper design (below), which is closely related to those on other models across the tuning company's range...

2018 Alpina B5 BiTurbo pricing and specs - UPDATE

Update (7/2/18): Alpina's local division has re-priced the B5 sedan, which now starts from $210,000 before on-road costs. Australian pricing and specifications for the new Alpina B5 BiTurbo have been announced, with the luxury super sedan to kick off at $210,000 before on-road costs...

2018 Alpina B3 S, B4 S BiTurbo pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the upgraded Alpina B3 S and B4 S BiTurbo range have been detailed this week, with the powered-up range bringing significant price cuts. Headlining the updates is a revised engine, with the twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight six fitted to all models now developing 324kW (up from 301kW) thanks to new turbochargers and an updated cooling system...

Alpina B3 S and B4 S detailed, confirmed for Australia

The Alpina B3 S Bi-Turbo and Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo have been revealed and detailed ahead of their debut at the Geneva motor show this week. While they don't look very different, the B3 S and B4 S have been fitted with new turbochargers, a new cooling system, retuned suspension and remapped transmission software...

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