Alpina, which has been officially categorized as an automobile manufacturer since 1983, has revealed the BMW 3 Series-based D3 Bi-Turbo, after unveiling the 7 Series-based Alpina B7 and the 6 Series-based Alpina B6 GT3 race car at the Geneva Motor Show.
The auto maker has dropped in a 4 cylinder turbo diesel, derived from the BMW 1 Series (123d), which with Alpina’s touch, can now develop 214HP (from 204HP) that can propel the D3 to the 100 km/h mark in 6.9 seconds, all the way up to a top speed of 244 km/h.
Thanks to the diesel engine with twin turbos, torque figure is rated at an impressive 450Nm. Fuel consumption wise, the manual version of the D3 Bi-Turbo returns 52.3 miles to the gallon (overall EU) and produces 143 grams of emissions per kilometer. With the automatic transmission on board, it returns 50.4 miles to the gallon, while releasing 150 grams of emissions per kilometer.
This fuel efficient performance car is sold with the full specifications, leaving a potential buyer to choose between a manual or an automatic tranny as well as exterior colour and interior trim levels. The Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo with a manual transmission goes for GBP 29, 950 which is slightly cheaper than a less powerful 320d M Sport that costs GBP 30, 185. The D3 with the automatic option can be purchased for GBP 31, 585. Continue reading to view one more image.