The starting point for the development of the four cylinder engine used on the D3 was BMW's twin turbo diesel engine from the 123d. Alpina engineers tweaked the powerplant so that now it produces 214 horsepower, more hp/liter that any other BMW Alpina road car.
The D3 can reach 152 mph (244 km/hour), but not until it uses the first 6.9 seconds of your ride to go from naught to sixty. Fuel consumption rates at an average of 52.3 mpg (5.4l/100 km), while out the exhaust come 143g/km of CO2, for the manual gearbox version.
Speaking of versions, Alpina stays true to the trend set by its previous D3 Saloon and will offer the new one in a single specification. Customers will have a saying only when it comes to the color of the car or whether it will make use of a manual or automatic transmission.
“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," John Quigley, Alpina Great Britain said in a release.