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BMW Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo saloon has arrived


16 March 2009 | Source: BMW

The new BMW Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo saloon has arrived on UK showroom floors priced at £29,950 when equipped with a manual gearbox and at £31,585 when opted with an automatic transmission. Based on the recently facelifted BMW 3-Series saloon, the Alpina D3 utilizes a modified version of the 123d's 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine producing an output of 214HP at 4,100 rpm and an M3-beating 450Nm (332 lbs) of torque at 2,000 - 2,500 rpm.
Alpina claims that the D3 Bi-Turbo saloon can reach a top speed of 152mph (245 km/h) while performing the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 6.9 seconds. Not bad at all especially when you take into consideration that manual version returns a combined economy figure (EU cycle) of 52.3mpg UK (that's 5.4 lt /100km or 43.6 mpg US) with 143 g/km of CO2.