2017 Alpina XD3 Bi-Turbo Review - BMW SUV - Joe Achilles

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    Joe Achilles

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    My good friends at Alpina UK in Nottingham gave me the keys to their XD3 Bi-Turbo for a week. I don't usually get too excited about SUV's or large 4X4's, but I grew to love this piece of German brilliance. Based on the BMW X3 35D, Alpina improve the engine, gearbox, interior, exterior and most notably give it their incredible ride.
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V.C.
V.C.

2:46 - throwing you all over the place. i bet you've bent those pretty 22 inch rims while driving it for this test...

2 months ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Yep absolutely destroyed them, car was crushed after this test, way too intensive

2 months ago
Aurangzeb Chaudhry
Aurangzeb Chaudhry

What's the size comparison between this and an X5? Reason I ask is, I am six foot four and wondered how comfortable it is for me, and the passenger sitting behind me. Thanks!

6 months ago
Tom Razmologov
Tom Razmologov

is this thing still built in south Carolina?

8 months ago
billy blackburn
billy blackburn

That actual car is now up for sale on autotrader at £36500 ... I’m 32k short....😥😥😥😥

Year ago
nakul singh
nakul singh

WHAT ? THIS IS A DIESEL ARE YOU KIDDING ?

2 years ago
Schnappi
Schnappi

I figure you could get that button tinted

2 years ago
LSK OUTDOOR
LSK OUTDOOR

please....let s try the new xd4 ASAP

2 years ago
Claudius Hempstead
Claudius Hempstead

Very nice Review Joe. I love all Alpina`s one of the truly great small German vehicle engineering companies. How about reviewing one of Birds BMW demonstrators. You will not regret it!

2 years ago
Craig Pilgrim
Craig Pilgrim

great car & review.hi from brisbane,australia.i have an e28 alpina b10,& an e28 m535i.

2 years ago
LOVE is to GIVE FOOD OR DIE
LOVE is to GIVE FOOD OR DIE

ABGASE MACHEN KRANK ! WASTEGASES KILL PEOPLE !!!!!

2 years ago
meekyam37
meekyam37

1:49 auto subtitles on xd

2 years ago
xJG91x
xJG91x

Those wheels..

2 years ago
Ade2Bee
Ade2Bee

I remember when the lack of engine noise was the major niggle of the previous old 8 series

3 years ago
Steve Vegan
Steve Vegan

Lol brake calipers “I want red calipers and a loud exhaust “ boo hoo ... what a nova boy.

3 years ago
Shellyann Band
Shellyann Band

Might be saving for one my friend. I've got a 330D Estate (drummer and family) my wife has a X3 2.0d. So this seems a great next car? I've had a Alpina D3 Estate (last car) and was looking for 335d Estate then D3 new model which I think would be awesome, but then there's this...!!!!!!!!! What do you think Joe? Many thanks, Damian. Big, big fan of all your work (Even though I live a few miles from Mr C Harris) 👍🏻

3 years ago
Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson

I 'll start by stating I'm a fan of Alpina - the ride is just fantastic . There are, however, 2 major downsides which stopped me getting one after a great test drive. One - lease companies don't like them and this shows in the weighting they apply against similarly priced BMW's. (Residuals ???). Two, the warranty is only 2 years and not 3 as with BMW.

3 years ago
Ehsaanullah Zahid
Ehsaanullah Zahid

Joe, why doesnt Alpina do the X5 diesel?

3 years ago
Arian Recica
Arian Recica

You got me with these Alpina reviews, love the channel man!!!

3 years ago
craig scope
craig scope

Joe, if you had a choice between this Alpina and an M2, which would you choose? I understand they are totally different cars but have I the opportunity of both for the same money. Thanks!

3 years ago
Vadik Vadik
Vadik Vadik

so beautiful car, I so one a few days ago looks lovely

3 years ago
Anthony Snook
Anthony Snook

Thumbs up Joe. Test drive for me.

3 years ago
Wink Miller
Wink Miller

Need more Alpina options stateside. This one should be at the top of the list!

3 years ago
Paul Woffenden
Paul Woffenden

I have owned No 215 since Sept 2014 - quite simply the best car I have owned (and I have owned many serious performance cars over the last 30 years). Joe's review is spot on!

3 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Amazing! Whenever I see one (about once a year!), I have so much respect for the owner, its a genuinely awesome bit of kit! Cheers man

3 years ago
IceFIsh
IceFIsh

i love these xd3 beasts

3 years ago
Christos Pistolas
Christos Pistolas

why the lights swicht off and on quickly

3 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Something to do with my camera frame rate not keeping up with the headlight, in real life they don't flash. Cheers

3 years ago
AoToGo
AoToGo

Just subscribed, great review, quality viewing. If money were no object I think we'd all have one of these in the garage too. cheers

3 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

antonoat thanks man appreciate it!

3 years ago
Jim London
Jim London

I want to buy an XD3 now!

3 years ago
Ziya Ahmed
Ziya Ahmed

Joe love your videos !!!!

3 years ago
Jamie Brookes
Jamie Brookes

I would love one after watching this ! 👍

3 years ago
mole51
mole51

Brilliant video as always Joe! Apologies I've only just watched this but I've been in Scotland with little data access 😩 To anyone watching this, I am the 'good driver' (cheers for the compliment haha!) in the M135i and can confirm at no point whatsoever could I keep up with the Alpina's truly rapid acceleration in the damp! That thing is an almighty weapon 👌🏻

3 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Hahaha Sorry buddy just seen this! Yeah thanks to your following skills haha

3 years ago
Paul Brewster
Paul Brewster

If you ever want to review a bog standard 2.0d X3 LCI, you can borrow ours anytime! 👍🏼

3 years ago
Paul Brewster
Paul Brewster

+Joe Achilles Cheers Joe and happy new year to you also. Looking forward to some more videos this year! 👍🏼

3 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Cool man I will keep that in mind! Thanks for reaching out and happy new year!

3 years ago
Paul Brewster
Paul Brewster

+Joe Achilles I'm about 4 miles from J17 of the M4 Joe.

3 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Ohhh just seen this! Cheers Paul, where (ish) you based? Cheers

3 years ago
Jamie Queen
Jamie Queen

Do you think you will get to review some of the bigger v8 Alpinas at all? I've got an E63 model B6, it would be great to see your opinions on the newer versions of the car! Great review thanks btw!

3 years ago
Jamie Queen
Jamie Queen

Oh... for some reason when I posted the comment some of your replies about wanting to drive a B7 didn't seem to load! Looking forward to watching if you do get the chance...

3 years ago
HighEndHarry
HighEndHarry

Hi Joe, love your Alpina reviews. I ordered a "BMW Alpina D3 Touring AWD" one year ago and I'm looking forward to the delivery in Feb 2017. I'm married and have 2 little children, also I'm a lot on the road. As you said the Diesel Alpinas are absolutely unrivalled. The personal contact in Germany is very good. You can for example talk directly to the people who set up the car and you have a plenty of configuration options in addition to the BMW options. The insurance is cheaper than my VW Passat 2.0 TDI :-), which I actually use as family car. One of the best things is in my opinion that the Alpinas are very rare and perfect understated. I own a BMW M3 V8 sedan as well, but this is not the car to drive in front of a customer. Greetings from Bavaria and best wishes for the coming year, Harry

3 years ago
HighEndHarry
HighEndHarry

Looking forward to get some impressions from the factory tour with a video of yours :-)

3 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Hey Harry thanks for this message! Yeah the D3 Touring is just unbelievable, nobody can prepare themselves for how rapid that is for a diesel! As you say, I also love how rare and underrated they are, sooo cool! I will hopefully get a factory tour early this year, I cant wait to see what goes into making their cars... Happy New Year!

3 years ago
ThePhonecat
ThePhonecat

Been a follower since early. Still love how you reply to most comments. Excellent video as usual Joe. Wish you all the best for 2017!

3 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Haha Cheers buddy! I try replying to everyone, issue is as I grow so do the number of comments haha. Thanks for your long term support! Happy New Year!

3 years ago
Nayer Nosseir
Nayer Nosseir

Nice video Joe, I remember when I first saw a post of yours on Babybmw.net about one of your early videos for the M135i and have followed you since, your videos are getting so much better so bravo, keep'em coming. Any chance of ever doing one on the X6? Swapping my M135i for one (ordered for 1st March) and I know how much you hate SUVs but just curious for unbiased opinion on it..... (don't care what people say about the looks, I love the X6)

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

+Nayer Nosseir Cheers buddy, thanks for being a long time watcher 😊 I'm really hoping for 2017 I can find someone at BMW who will slowly let me review their entire range... I'm sure the new X6 is very capable for its size and weight, will definitely feel different to the nimble M135. Cheers Joe

4 years ago
Birmingham racing
Birmingham racing

What do you think of the Audi sq5 that's a diesel with over 300bhp?

4 years ago
Birmingham racing
Birmingham racing

Joe Achilles didn't realised they stopped production. I remember fifth gear review on it they didn't like it soo much around the corners. I figured it was the closest rival despite being bigger

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

+Birmingham racing the SQ5 is really good too, I would have mentioned it but Audi have stopped selling it until the all new one comes out mid next year. The ride and handling aren't quite as good, suffers from understeer (like most Audis), but otherwise very good value especially used! Cheers

4 years ago
Rod Thompson
Rod Thompson

Great video Joe - it was a nice Christmas treat to see your review. Production quality has improved massively over the year (it was good to begin with anyway). I have always admired Alpina's but I didn't realise they drove so well - very interesting / desirable brand, and your videos have certainly put them on my car 'radar'. I don't know why they don't do a 2 series model to rival the M2 - I think they would get lots of orders (I've got an M2), so it would be a nice comparison. Look forward to hopefully many more reviews in 2017 - Cheers !

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

+Rod Thompson Cheers Rob glad you appreciate my videos man, thanks for being a long term viewer 👌 Yeah I don't understand why a) Alpina aren't on the map a bit more, most people don't even know or concider them as a brand b) Build a smaller model like a 2 series, I think it comes down to engineering costs etc, but when a M2 is 45-50k they could make an alternative for that cost. Cheers man and have a great Christmas!

4 years ago
Paul Marsh
Paul Marsh

Great video Joe. Just shows the testament to how great / powerful / economical modern diesel engines are. Look forward to your next video in a line of great reviews 👍🏼 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🎄

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

+OnlineHousehusband Cheers buddy! Sure does, something you know very well! Definately meet you in 2017, Merry Christmas 👊

4 years ago
Panagiotis Stavrou
Panagiotis Stavrou

Merry Christmas and a happy new year you too! Nice video!

4 years ago
Russ Clark
Russ Clark

Dude you are a legend. How far your videos have come in this past year is unreal. Looking forward to what's coming in 2017. Awesome!! 😎👍 P.S love the wife 😄😛

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Russ Clark Cheers buddy! hopefully see more of you in 2017 🍻👊

4 years ago
Dbn Poldermans
Dbn Poldermans

not a fan of suv's, this is no exception. But the acceleration is incredible. I was laughing in excitement. The suspension also seems to be extremely well adjusted, judging from the video. Please do more Alpina's.

4 years ago
smilepermile
smilepermile

Great video Joe. I wish Alpina got their hands on a M240i so that they could make their own B2 BiTurbo coupe to rival the M2... but I guess Alpina can't use donor cars from the ///M division

4 years ago
NS
NS

smilepermile why would you want alpina to touch a sports coupe lol

Year ago
Wade Beaumont
Wade Beaumont

I'm looking forward to seeing a few Alpina vehicles on the road in Aus they seem like a quality product. Great review again!

4 years ago
BMW Alpina
BMW Alpina

Another great Alpina review Joe! Thank a lot! Great car indeed, I didn't even expect that weight 2 tones! But I'm still a bit disappointed that Alpina doesn't produce Z4 version Don't you think Joe? That could be an iceing of the cake for Alpina ;)

4 years ago
Sander Robijns
Sander Robijns

BMW Alpina The Z4 is no longer produced so how would Alpina do that? ;-)

3 years ago
samsara
samsara

Really like your reviews Joe, but you don't half sound like Ricky Gervais when you get excited :-)

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Hahaha You know I watched this back a couple times last night and thought exactly the same thing! Shame I don't have his bank account or humour haha. Cheers

4 years ago
Kuemmerling Enthusiast
Kuemmerling Enthusiast

"Driven by Joe" - 20% off the price. (After that stint with hitting the limiter) :)

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

+Kuemmerling Enthusiast haha limiters are there to be hit 💪

4 years ago
Adam02M
Adam02M

Great video as always Joe. Have a great festive period.

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Thanks buddy, you too!

4 years ago
Ally Maitland
Ally Maitland

About the Rangie comment... for the same price you're getting a range rover full stop. an X3 of any denomination can never compare, and unless the SVR is involed, its pointless trying to compare the two. like the Cayenne the RRS is in a completely different league to the x3. That said excellent vid execution and a joy to watch as always ;)

4 years ago
Scronce
Scronce

+Joe Achilles spot on

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Ally Maitland Strongly disagree, I've spent loads of time in current Range Rovers and they're nothing special. They're massively over priced, have a very cheap fit and finish, like all JLR products they also have poor reliability issues. The SVR is £100k and although much more capable than a standard sport, it wouldn't keep this in sight on a twisty B road. For £60k you would get the most basic 4 cylinder diesel Range Sport, there is zero excitement in that model. You also mentioned the Cayenne which I also love, but the Cayenne is as much VW Touareg as this XD3 is X3. Cheers

4 years ago
evoermine
evoermine

Great review. Sounds like a proper British winter weapon! Just wish the shape was more desirable.

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Cheers man

4 years ago
Res Non Verba
Res Non Verba

Your reviews are getting better. Am almost sold on this car.

4 years ago
Hottub Errol
Hottub Errol

Joe Achilles interested in tour thoughts on the future of diesel cars. i am oh-so-close to buying a diesel Alpina and now i am reading the press about cities around Europe, including London, considering banning diesel cars !

3 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Cheers man :-)

4 years ago
spazda_mx5
spazda_mx5

Another great video, thanks! Why don't you just pick these up from Sytners in Sunningdale rather than go all the way to Nottingham?

4 years ago
spazda_mx5
spazda_mx5

Ah that makes sense. Have a great Christmas yourself!

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

+agentbob100 Cheers man! I don't know anyone at Sunningdale, I know the guys at head office (Nottingham) really well. Have a nice Christmas

4 years ago
MR. DJC
MR. DJC

Good one as always bud, Merry christmas and happy holidays Joe , all the best in the new year to you and yours.

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

+Darryl Cusson Cheers buddy! Merry Christmas to you and yours too man 👊

4 years ago
Kyle Hargy
Kyle Hargy

SQ5 is a really close competitor

4 years ago
Kyle Hargy
Kyle Hargy

True

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

+Hargy 16 True but they don't make them any longer

4 years ago
Dave Towse
Dave Towse

Happy to help out with the 135/M2 video if you need a lift. Lovely alpine. Cheers mate

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

+Dave Towse haha Cheers buddy! Merry Christmas to you and the family mate, see you in 2017 x

4 years ago
Porkie Chops
Porkie Chops

Gotta love diesels nowadays, great mpg and not even that much slower than petrols tbh.

4 years ago
Porkie Chops
Porkie Chops

Joe Achilles no worries buddy! And I can't believe how fast it is! And merry Christmas and a happy new year to you too buddy👍🏼

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Cheers man, she's a weapon!

4 years ago
Porkie Chops
Porkie Chops

Btw great video mate, really enjoyed this and absolutely love the car!

4 years ago
sp3c14l1st
sp3c14l1st

great review Joe, not that many reviews of this aplina online

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

thanks man, yeah not many at all! Hopefully the mighty B7 next!

4 years ago
carrototop15
carrototop15

I know all these roads like the back of my hand its interesting to see them in your vids I want to see an M140i and a Fiesta ST drive around these twistys, any way you could sort that out....

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Ohh I see! Yeah would love that man :-)

4 years ago
carrototop15
carrototop15

+Joe Achilles me and my friend have a fiesta st and an m140I respectively, maybe one day you guys can teach is how to drive them properly ;)

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Haha yeah they're my local roads too... I'm sure you will see a Sid and a Joe on them in the new year ;-)

4 years ago
Jordan L
Jordan L

Another top video Joe! Are there any plans for a v8 version or D5?

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Yeah I'm definitely getting my hands on the new 5 Alpina next year :-) Cheers man

4 years ago
W
W

I know the four-wheel drive version of the D3 touring isn't available in the UK, but here in main land Europe it is. Would you still prefer the XD3 if you could have an xdrive D3?

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

I'm a sucker for Touring's, especially of the Alpina Variant, I would buy a Touring every time, but this XD3 did make me stop and think for a while...

4 years ago
Richard Hunt
Richard Hunt

I'm a family man with an X4 3.0 M. Had it for a year now and at first loved it. Great in a straight line but it's just so clunky and now, very boring! I'm going to lose loads of money on it but trading it in for a C43. Not sure on the alpina but don't buy a x4/x3 if you enjoy driving! Boring as hell and the soundtrack is terrible

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

I can imagine the C43 will be a much betters driver car over a X4 diesel, but a petrol 340/440i would have put a smile on your face too. Yeah the XD3 is set up to be driven hard, as I say the soundtrack could be better but you cant have everything.

4 years ago
Richard S
Richard S

Nice video! Been a day or two since I drove the courtesy F30 330d (cracking car), from memory the interior engine sound doesn't sound much different than this? Have you got a video coming with you and Sid in your M135i? I seen your instagram clip!

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Cheers man! Yeah the 330d, 530d, 730d etc all sound basically the same as this. Yeah the M135 vid with Sid will be on his channel real soon... Cheers

4 years ago
Abid Ali
Abid Ali

loving the content Joe! I'm a massive bmw fan like yourself and I'm glad iv discovered your channel from the beginning.can you please do a video and in depth review on a 335D x drive? haven't seen a decent review of one on YouTube.

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Cheers buddy! Yeah a few people have asked me to review the 335D x, I need to convince BMW UK to start lending me some press cars for 2017, I clearly have a massive passion for their brand and it wont do them any harm. Cheers

4 years ago
ivo perry
ivo perry

Wonder what Smee would say to your comment that you thought the g43 wouldn't be a nicer ride as he's just done a review on it

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Yeah good point, I will ask him tomorrow. Cheers

4 years ago
Tim
Tim

Alpinas have a waiting list up to one year as well, it depends on the dealer. Great review!

4 years ago
tom mcfarlane
tom mcfarlane

seen pictures from this on instagram and was waiting for the video, intresting car great all round suv. Great review again joe defo best car reviewer going around be on the tv next -.^

4 years ago
tom mcfarlane
tom mcfarlane

Joe Achilles you too mate :)

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Cheers Adam appreciate it man! Ha would love to be on TV one day ;-) Have a nice Christmas

4 years ago
J H
J H

Love the videos! I have an M140i on order and the wait is killing me! can we see more M135i/M2 videos please? :)

4 years ago
J H
J H

Joe Achilles Awesome! I hope the thought process about what to do with your cars isn't too painful! Haha.

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Will definitely do some more in the new year... Cheers man

4 years ago
Zär Kar
Zär Kar

Joe what do you think about the Alpina B3-Touring? Greetings from Switzerland . Nice videos!!

4 years ago
GumpPower
GumpPower

ants161984 LSD is short for limited slip differential, it helps distribute power to the rear wheels more equally and that helps with traction on roads with bad surfaces and makes the car feel more predictable and easy to drive faster :) if you are a layed back, calm driver there is no need for an LSD

2 years ago
Jinja-Ninja
Jinja-Ninja

GumpPower - LSD please explain ? I have a 2015 - D5 . Greetings from uk 👍🏻

2 years ago
GumpPower
GumpPower

well you can order an LSD with an Alpina :)

2 years ago
bo55ola
bo55ola

Joe Achilles please can you review the comp m3? I'm being cheeky but it's possibly my next car 😋

3 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Thats basically my realistic dream everyday car, it needs the LSD though :-)

4 years ago
Stephen Boyce
Stephen Boyce

Why don't you have more subs? all your reviews are spot on imo, from someone who knows how to drive and from a technical/driving dynamics point of view too.

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Thanks man, I would love more subs, but also like having to work my arse off to watch them slowly build up... Great getting comments from proper drivers like yourself :-) Cheers and have a rad Christmas!

4 years ago
Niall
Niall

At 60k, noticeable tyre roar and a dated interior really let this car down. The GLC looks and feels far more premium, both inside and out and having test driven one, that's where my money would go.

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Yeah I agree the GLC is more modern to look at and benefits from Mercs very latest high tech interiors, also having driven a basic one the cabin noise is lower. But I cant imagine it would be as focused or fun when pushing hard, maybe on good roads, but here (UK) with our shitty roads the Alpina suspension somehow irons things out like no other car/setup. Did you get behind the wheel of the XD3? Cheers

4 years ago
Zik Zaki
Zik Zaki

If you were lucky to have or if you are "old guy" like me (40), or some of us, then you should know that if you go under the first series of X5, exactly the X5 4.8is, one can read under the engine block the words "ALPINA". They have been behind many great inventions and ahead of time for some time. Also look for D10 biturbo and the real reason behind the diesel engines today. Not to mention switch-tronic and metallic cat... They have invented and done so many spectaluar things in motorsport and car industry. Alpina deserves much more praise and much better review. To all, please note that Bmw Alpina is not a tuner! Bmw Alpina is a car manufacturer. Simply the best.

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Cheers man, same to you my friend!

4 years ago
Zik Zaki
Zik Zaki

Joe Achilles Thank You for Your prompt reply. I didn't watch that video about Alpina B4 Biturbo. Anyhow, thanks for the videos and keep it up. I wish You all great holidays.

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Well I'm almost as old as you (unfortunately haha), Yeah I know a fair amount about Alpina's history, but I didnt know about the D10, amazing! I had mentioned about Alpina being a totally separate manufacturer on my last B4 cab video. Cheers Joe

4 years ago
TheMBCreative
TheMBCreative

Awesome review again Joe! Very honest, very calm but at the same time your excitement is very noticeable . You're truly developing to one of my favorite car youtubers out there! Cheers from Germany, Martin

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Haha Cheers man I really appreciate your VERY kind words :-) Merry Christmas!

4 years ago
Chris H
Chris H

Great vid again Joe. Alpina must be loving you right now! Very jealous!

4 years ago
C N H11
C N H11

Chris H AGREED!! Would love to see Joe in a B7 but would need to be in Germany including some mountains and bahn storming. Alpine marketing person reading this, make it so!

4 years ago
Chris H
Chris H

Joe Achilles that sounds like a perfect trip to me! I'm sure Alpina are listening - the fans want what the fans want!

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Haha Cheers Chris! I'm desperate to go check out their factory in Germany, do a video on what goes into turning a BMW into an Alpine basically... Oh and try a B7!

4 years ago
James Hibbert
James Hibbert

Really interesting review 👍 have you driven a stock X3 ?

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Cheers James. Yeah Ive driven a X3 20D and 30D, both great SUV's for the money but the 30D is much quicker and worth the extra cash in my opinion. Cheers

4 years ago
Spanner
Spanner

Nearly bought one of these a few years back, but went for a SQ5, preferred the Audi styling.

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Yeah the SQ5 is an awesome bit of kit, I was going to mention that too but Audi don't currently offer it new. Hopefully they will do that model again on the new Q5. Cheers

4 years ago
Sander Robijns
Sander Robijns

Nice review! I'm looking for a second hand one from 2015 so this was very helpful. 👍🏻

4 years ago
Sander Robijns
Sander Robijns

Joe Achilles Hi Joe, one question. I've seen a video that you also drove the pre facelift version of the XD3. Any difference in driving experience? Thanks for the answer and a happy new year already (I'm too late for X mas)

3 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Cheers Sander, hope you find one, you wont be disappointed :-)

4 years ago
Aggressive Lemon
Aggressive Lemon

Another great video Joe. Particularly enjoyed this one as I have an X3 30d, which goes well enough, would love a go in one of these!

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Cheers man, the 30d is a brilliant car/SUV for the money! But yeah this thing turns up the volume a bit...

4 years ago
Supercar_spottershampshire
Supercar_spottershampshire

I love your videos joe great job have you got anymore reviews of cars coming

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Thanks man! Yeah I have a couple of others to edit over the next week or so... Cheers

4 years ago
Subgenre
Subgenre

keep up the good work!

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Cheers man

4 years ago
TheGbizaille
TheGbizaille

lovely car, i still don't understand why we can get it here in the US. thanks for the honest review.

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Yeah thats odd, thought this model would sell well there! Cheers

4 years ago
Ryan Allison
Ryan Allison

Super vid again joe. Love your honest reviews. What's your thoughts on a 530d M sport gran turismo, my dad has got one and I love it!

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Cheers man! The 530d GT is a brilliant car, a very practical 5 series basically, I think it would have sold better if BMW weren't so bald with its rear styling! Cheers

4 years ago
Motech Performance
Motech Performance

Cool car think I want one ha !!

4 years ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

I will buy you one for Christmas! God imagine what you guys could do to this!!! haha

4 years ago

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