16 March 2009
Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo

Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo

New BMW Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo now in showrooms

16 March 2009 | The new BMW Alpina D3 saloon car evolution of the D3 Coupe is now in the showrooms. Alpina engineers have once again used their development of BMW's twin turbo diesel engine from the 123d, which – at 214 hp – produces more horsepower per litre than any other engine in a current BMW Alpina road car.

Like the previous D3 Saloon, all UK cars will be ordered in a single specification meaning that customers only need to choose between manual and automatic gearbox and select their preferred colour and trim.

Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo

The car is capable of 152 mph and 0-62 mph in 6.9 secs and yet the official fuel consumption and emission figures tell a very different story: 52.3 mpg (overall EU) and 143 g/km (manual gearbox version).

John Quigley, Managing Director of ALPINA GB said: "The previous model D3 was one of our most successful cars ever. We believe we really hit the spot in terms of performance, exclusivity and price. But the new car is even better than the previous model in all the key areas; performance is improved, yet both fuel economy and – crucially – emissions are reduced. Around half of D3 sales will be to business users – who will relish any opportunity to lower their personal benefit in kind charges".

Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo

Alpina GB, part of the Sytner Group, has been the sole UK importer for Alpina since 1983. Alpina has worked closely with BMW since 1961, with shared warranty coverage since 1964. Alpina was registered as an automobile manufacturer to ISO standards in 1983.