Alpina D3 S 2021 or heavily upgraded version of the BMW M3May 5, 2020
Well-known tuning studio Alpina introduced a modernized version of the diesel BMW M3. Alpina is already taking orders for the new D3 S and will begin shipping its new items in November.
Alpina introduced the new B3 with a gasoline engine (a heavily modified version of the regular BMW M3) in October 2019, and now, the turn has come to the diesel version of the car. The car received the designation D3 S. Under the hood of the novelty is a 3.0-liter inline engine with six cylinders, providing power of 350 horsepower and a huge torque of 730 Nm. Compared to the standard performance of the Bavarian M340d, the power was increased by 15 hp and the torque by 30 Nm.
In terms of performance, the Alpina D3 S accelerates to 100 km / h from standstill in 4.6 seconds for a sedan and 4.8 seconds for a slightly heavier wagon. Interestingly, these same figures are published by BMW for their M340d models. According to a BMW specialist, the sedan has a top speed of 273 km / h, while the Touring (station wagon) can accelerate to 270 km / h.
All torque for the diesel Alpina D3 S is already available at 1750 rpm.
This is the first company model to use BMW’s soft hybrid technology, which, in addition to providing even lower fuel consumption, also provides additional acceleration at low engine speeds while improving throttle response.
Alpina updated the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission software to cope with added power and provide faster gearshift times. The D3 S models use electronically controlled limited slip rear differential as standard equipment, as well as suspension and chassis settings.
The D3 S got the braking system from the larger B5 Bi-Turbo (5 Series) sedan, while at the same time getting subtle style enhancements. The car comes with standard 19-inch wheels, and as a separate option you can order a 20-inch kit.
Alpina is already taking orders for the new D3 S and will begin shipping its new items in November. “Home” in Germany, the price of a sedan starts at 70,500 euros, and the versatile person –71,900 euros
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that spy photos from Alpina’s B5 Touring tests got on the Web. Pictures of the test prototype in the station wagon body under the BMW logo and with camouflaged front and rear parts appeared in foreign automotive media.
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