BMW Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo Goes from 0 to 62 in 4.6 Seconds. And It’s a Diesel.

By: | November 20th, 2013

Specialist automaker Alpina, one of the world’s highly-regarded manufacturers of luxury vehicles, has been working closely with BMW since 1961. This long-standing collaboration between Alpina and BMW has come up with what it claims to be the world’s fastest diesel production car – The BMW Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo.

The new BMW Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo has set a new standard of performance, luxury and efficiency with sport suspension, signature 19-inch Alpina wheels, climate control and Bi-Xenon headlights. Based on BMW’s latest generation 3 Series, the D3 Bi-Turbo is the result of two years of R&D by Alpina’s team of 50 engineers. They worked with specialists to enhance the engine, transmission, wheels, tyres, aerodynamics, cooling system, body structure, suspension and interiors of the car.

The interior has luxury carpets, leather upholstery, power adjustable heated sports seats, blue instrument lighting and Alpina logos on the seats and door sills. Each Bi-Turbo has a plaque on the center console showing the vehicle’s build number.

Alpina boasts that the D3 Bi-turbo can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.6 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 173 mph (278 km/h). Being a diesel, the new Alpina D3 Bi-turbo offers good fuel economy too. Thanks to its low CO2 emissions, the new Alpina D3 Bi-turbo also attracts a lower tax rate.

What makes these figures more remarkable is that it delivers world-beating performance along with uncompromising comfort and style. You can buy the D3 Bi-Turbo in both and sedan and wagon versions for £46,950 GBP (about $74,980 US)  and £49,950 GBP (about $79,770 US), respectively .

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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