2009 BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo Saloon review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 19 March 2009 , 09:03:31 byDan

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BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo Saloon

The new BMW ALPINA D3 is now in showrooms. It is a four-cylinder four-door car and in terms of performance, economy, sheer exclusivity and low emissions is perfect for the UK drivers. It is able of delivering 214 horsepower. It can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 6.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 152 mph. The power is being sent to the wheels through a manual transmission. This model is better than the previous one in terms of performance, exclusivity and price. ALPINA GB is part of the Sytner Group and it has been the sole UK importer for ALPINA ever since 1983. It had worked closely with BMW since 1961 and in 1983 ALPINA was able to register as an automobile manufacturer to ISO standards. Around half of the D3 sales will be to business users that will be able to lower their expenses.

The new BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo Saloon


Is this the cleverest performance car available?

Unbeatable combination of performance, economy and emissions

The new BMW ALPINA D3. Saloon car evolution of the acclaimed D3 Coupe is now in the showrooms. A four cylinder four-door car, arguably the cleverest buy for all discerning UK drivers, delivering more than any larger engined counterpart in terms of performance, economy, low emissions and sheer exclusivity.

ALPINA engineers have once again used their development of BMW`s state-of-the-art 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.

BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo Saloon Price OTR Power hp Torque Nm 0-62 mph Seconds Top speed mph Combined mpg
Manual gearbox £29,950 214 450 6.9 152 52
Automatic gearbox £31,585 214 450 6.9 152 50.


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 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.