Ready for immediate viewing at Sytner High Wycombe is this unique ALPINA D4 Coupe presented in Melbourne Red with a sporting yet luxurious interior featuring red piping, red stitching, an alcantara steering wheel and alcantara trim on the dash and doors.
One of only a handful of D4s in the UK, the timeless red looks great in the sun and remains distinguished when dirty, while the silver deco-set enhances the car’s natural poise and marks it out as something a little different. The sense of occasion continues on the inside where the craftsmen in ALPINA’s saddlery have replaced the usual wood trim with tactile anthracite alcantara along with a matching steering wheel stitched in red. The individually numbered plaque reinforces the bespoke but tasteful ambience.
The D4’s real showpiece however is the thoroughness of its engineering. ALPINA’s engineering team of 70 developed the D3 over two years, using a combination of existing BMW parts where suitable and developing their own when not. The brakes for example, utilise Brembo callipers and a pad compound specially developed by ALPINA to combine optimum feel and stopping power from cold. The engine features two ALPINA-specific twin-scroll turbochargers that work in parallel, while the intake was optimised for high, unrestricted induction rates. To cope with the extra heat generated and the stresses of running for a tank of fuel at a time at 170+ mph, the cooling package was significantly uprated and now boasts a dedicated oil cooler, secondary radiator and 30 percent larger primary radiator, in addition to an innovative intercooler arrangement. ALPINA specific engine management software complements and optimises these changes, with the uprated torque converter and solenoids in the eight speed gearbox ensuring progress is smooth, effortless and reliable. ALPINA have re-engineered the adaptive suspension with D4-specific spring rates and Bilstein dampers, calibrated for an extra-cossetting ride in Comfort and even sharper handling in Sport. All modes however are superbly resolved and lend the D4 the long distance comfort of a luxury limousine combined with a deftness of handling usually associated with Italian exotica.
The D4 appeals to the head as well as the heart, easily managing over 40mpg (officially 53.3), emits just 139g/km of CO2, while strong residuals make for a very attractive total cost of ownership. Not bad for a sleek, spacious coupe that will accelerate to 62mph in 4.6 seconds and exceed 170mph…
For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Mark Molloy on 01494 455145.