700Nm Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo to be unveiled at Frankfurt show

Renowned BMW specialist Alpina is expected to unveil the new Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo high performance diesel at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The new model will be based on the BMW 330d.


Following in the footsteps of the Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo, which features a 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol inline six with 301kW and 550Nm, the D3 will reportedly come with a tweaked version of the BMW 330d’s 190kW/560Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel straight six.

Power is set to top out at around 257kW while torque could be pushed out to a whopping 700Nm. With these kind of figures, acceleration from 0-100km/h is expected to come up in under 5.0 seconds.

According to a recent Autozeitung report, the D3 will be available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive forms. Fuel economy figures haven’t been mentioned at this stage, however, Alpina has a tradition of maximising fuel efficiency with all of its packages.

Like the B3, the D3 is likely to come with a sporty set of aero features for the exterior, including neat spoilers front and rear, heritage-inspired alloy wheels, as well as a bespoke leather interior on the inside with various Alpina logos and special fittings.

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The Frankfurt show starts on September 10. For high-output diesel lovers, this will be a space worth watching.

(Aplina B3 pictured)

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.