Bespoke luxury carmaker ALPINA has unveiled the new D3 Bi-Turbo, the latest addition to its next generation ultra-high-performance diesel saloons and estates. The BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo, derived from BMW’s latest generation 3-Series, is powered by a six cylinder engine that provides up to 350 hp of output and 700 Nm of torque, propelling it from zero to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds and reaching a top speed of 173 mph.
Despite this power and speed, the BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo is able to travel 53.2 miles per gallon of fuel (combined cycle) and emit just 139 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. Matthew Stripling, Sales Manager at ALPINA GB, remarked that the D3 Bi-Turbo is a luxury car that delivers its "world-beating performance alongside uncompromising comfort and refinement.” He remarked that the new six cylinder D3 features a" wonderful bespoke feel that touches all the senses to make every journey a pleasure."
The BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo is based on BMW’s latest generation 3-Series and is the product of a two-year development program which entailed a detailed analysis of the vehicle as well as a refinement process that resulted to improvements in performance, comfort and style.
ALPINA’s team of 50 development engineers employed design and validation processes similar to BMW's, and has collaborated with specialist suppliers to further improve the vehicle's engine, gearbox, cooling system and body structure as well as its wheels, tires, aerodynamics, suspension and interior.
The BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo could be availed in the United Kingdom at starting prices of £46,950 (saloon) and £49,950 (touring). Offered as standard are an eight-speed automatic transmission, Adaptive M Sport Suspension, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable heated sports seats, climate control and Bi-Xenon headlights.
The interior of the BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo features luxury carpet overmats and subtle ALPINA logos on the seat backs and door sills. The instruments are finished in ALPINA Blue with the steering wheel covered in Lavalina leather. [source: Alpina]