The first D3 to come out of Buchloe appeared in 2005 as a turbocharged, 2-litre four cylinder engine, and delivered a number of surprises – it was not the first diesel to bear the ALPINA badge, but it was unusual for ALPINA not to spearhead the performance tables. Instead this 'small' displacement offered torque and exceptional economy. The D3 later advanced to become the Bi-Turbo, acquiring significantly more driving culture and increased performance in the process. Together with an extensive range of body shapes, a sublime chassis and the option of manual or automatic, this model became the most-sold BMW ALPINA of all time, with a total of over 2,000 vehicles delivered to customers.
The extremely successful and proven 3-litre six cylinder diesel engine with Bi-Turbo charging, also seen in the acclaimed D5 Bi-Turbo and XD3 Bi-Turbo models, has been available in the multi-award winning BMW 3 Series body shape since 2013. With over hine hundred units sold to date, the combination of powerful engine and low fuel consumption in a compact body has met with an extremely positive response. In the press, the D3 and D4 Bi-Turbo models are often referred to as the best the real world has to offer, especially when pitched against models from other premium manufacturers with much larger and thirstier petrol engines.
The BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo sets whole new standards of performance and efficiency in the segment of sporty and luxurious vehicles powered by diesel. The 3.0 liter straight-six engine with Bi-Turbo charging produces 257 kW (350 hp) and 700 Nm torque and delivers impressive performance in the compact, agile body of the multi-award winning BMW 3 Series.
With the introduction of the 2016 Model Year the BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo participates in the BMW model update and also sees a number of ALPINA specific changes in design and equipment.
The front features a new spoiler and a chrome BMW kidney grill, both accentuate the dynamic appearance and exclusive design. The new LED headlights are extremely efficient and provide even better illumination of the road, their design underlines the sporty, aggressive stance of the D3 Bi-Turbo. The two twin tailpipes are elegantly integrated into the re-designed rear apron, above which the new LED rear lights are clearly visible.
High quality materials, new surface elements and subtle design changes dominate the interior. The standard equipment now features Cruise Control, Park Distance Control and Storage Package for added security and comfort.
The D3 Bi-Turbo Saloon accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 278 km/h. With this automobile, ALPINA again redefines the benchmark for performance, combining extraordinary power output and excellent efficiency with familiar ALPINA virtues appreciated by our customers worldwide, and presents a car that currently knows no equal.
The D3 Bi-Turbo Touring combines extraordinary performance and excellent efficiency with a high level of versatility for everyday and family use. Its large cruising range, generous power reserves and functional stowage space make it a sporty, luxurious all-rounder – optionally also available with all-wheel drive. Despite all this practicality, the D3 Bi-Turbo Touring will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 276 km/h.