Just like Mercedes-Benz has Brabus as its after-market tuner, BMW has Alpina. The latter sells its own cars closely based on the BMW vehicles and it has revealed the updated version of the D3 Bi-Turbo sedan and estate versions. The car is based on the facelifted BMW 3 Series that was revealed earlier this year and comes with minor cosmetic changes.
There’s an updated front spoiler, along with a new kidney grille and LED headlamps and tail lamps. Customers also get new graphic options and a restyled rear apron giving the D3 Bi-Turbo a more aggressive look. The interior has been fitted with modern, high quality instruments. Moreover, standard equipment offered by Alpina now includes Active Cruise Control, Park Distance Control and Storage Package for added security and comfort.
That said, no mechanical changes have been made to the D3 Bi-Turbo vehicles. This means, under the hood, there is a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight-six diesel engine that is capable of producing 345 hp (257 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. This engine allows both, the sedan and the estate to reach 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds. However, the sedan has a top speed of 276 km/h, which is 2 km/h more than the estate. When the D3 Bi-Turbo models are equipped with the Touring xDrive, they get the AWD configuration and a 0 to 100 km/h time of 4.5 seconds.