Steve Sutcliffe gives one of Auto Express’ latest long-termers, an Alpina D3 Biturbo, a thorough going-over on track. Some call the D3 Biturbo the M3 diesel we will never see and everyone has been raving about it.

Under the hood, the ALPINA D3 uses an inline six-cylinder 3.0 liter TwinTurbo diesel motor which outputs 345 HP (257kw) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) torque. 0 to 62 mph is achieved in 4.6 seconds while the top speed is set at 173 mph or 278 km/h.

The fuel consumption ratings are 5.3 liters / 100 km or 44.3 MPG.


ALPINA D3 Biturbo is available with a rear-wheel drive and xDrive setup. Optional limited slip differential is also be available.