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Instead of four sets BMW Alpina D3 Biturbo first time in the new to a diesel with six cylinders. And it has 350 hp and 700 Nm in itself. Any questions?
Already in the 5 Series delivered by a six-cylinder diesel D5 from a more than convincing performance. And so the anticipation was great as the Allgäu small volume manufacturers announced that the 350-hp powerhouse would find its way under the hood of the compact 3 Series. It is not difficult to imagine what the hold 700 Nm and 350 horsepower with the nearly 300 kilograms lighter D3. Zero to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds according to factory, a brutal swipe, no matter which of the eight gears, the splendid Alpina Switch-Tronic has just selected as a suitable driving position, to a top speed of 278 km / h
Less to a swipe in the direction M to put GmbH, but the acceleration value to the right light, it should be mentioned that the leaked recently BMW M3 sedan with the 420-horsepower V8 for authorized a tenth of a second longer. Is it with the D3 Biturbo go, but it is less the absolute performance values that give pleasure to the driver, but the almost outrageous permeability, graduated with which the Buchloer acceleration maneuvers and intermediate sprints. Basis of the diesel power plant is the engine from the 335d, which already brings it thanks to the two step conditions turbocharging to 313 hp. The Alpina engineers devoted themselves in their fine motor work particularly of the air duct to and from the engine and the cooling budget. The result: the twin-turbo diesel can breathe liberated, which manifests itself in addition to the improved performance values in a further rise revving and a very spontaneous response. A NO x storage catalyst is responsible for ensuring that the D3 was the first diesel from the house Alpina meets the Euro-6 emissions standard. And with a specified standard consumption of 5.3 liters per 100 km is the D3 also the most economical Alpina model. No question about it, especially with such potent cars of this value is pure waste, but also with its sporty driving style during the first exit with the Alpina, consumption leveled at just over seven liters a - a more than significant value when you consider the performance.
DAMN FAST AND YET TOTALLY RELAXED
But not only the drive side of the Force to succeed Alpina boss Andreas Bovensiepen once again a remarkable balancing act. With the D3 Biturbo one is extremely swift move, at the same time he is doing never intrusive or even exhausting. Quite the contrary, the ride comfort is especially writ large. Despite the lush 20-inch mixed tires of the test vehicle, the suspension of the D3 bumps even when driving slowly absorbed skillfully striking. The cushioning also profits from the fact that continued omitted konsequnt on run-flat tires.
At the same time 1585 kg D3 curve passages of all kinds almost wankfrei and very neutral, and the generously dimensioned brake system brings the Alpina anytime reliably even from beyond the tempos 250-km/h-Marke to a halt. Adjustments to the suspension geometry to reduce the tendency to understeer compared to the BMW base further noticeable, and also the traction can be even without the optional differential lock - at least on dry asphalt - nothing to be desired. If you prefer is still traveling with four driven wheels, can be used to access D3 Touring with xDrive, which can be bought for 61,200 euros. The sedan offers Alpina exclusively as rear-wheel drive - it is from 55,900 euros including bi-xenon headlights, 19-inch Alpina wheels, adaptive dampers and sport seats - but unlike the more expensive B3 lacks the obligatory leather interior.
It always amazed what creates extraordinary cars Alpina BMW from the products already high class. The D3 Biturbo is no exception and thrilled with bears strong diesel, great handling and good ride comfort
5 [out of 5]
without measured values