Tuner Alpina takes a BMW 320d and tunes it up to achieve a power to litre ratio of 100hp per litre, a 0 to 100km/h acceleration time of 7.4 seconds, 410Nm of torque, a top speed of 238km/h, but yet manages a combined cycle mileage of 17km per litre of diesel.
The original turbocharger was replaced with a better, quicker spooling, more responsive turbo by Garrett. 200 horses are achieved at 4,000rpm, and the 410Nm of torque is constantly surfing on a flat torque curve of between 2,000rpm to 3,000rpm. While the short powerband might take some enjoyment out of the drive, the massive G forces that the big torque will give you more than makes up for it. And you have a 6 manual cogs to play around with, as well as an agile chassis with a 50-50 weight distribution.
When you’re not having your bit of fun on the track or on empty windy roads, the 61 litre fuel tank gives you 1037km of mileage to play with, if you can trust Alpina’s combined cycle mileage claims.