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“What’s an Alpina?” – that’s the question a lot of people ask when presented with one. The short answer is: Alpina creates very special cars based on BMWs.
Think of them as a more sophisticated, more understated alternative to the BMW's performance cars, but still just as fast.
This D3S is a prime example of that – the 3.0 litre six cylinder turbodiesel engine from the M340d is tuned to 350bhp, but there’s also 730Nm of torque. So along with the 4.6 second sprint to 62mph, you also get over 37mpg.
There’s an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox and suspension tuned for a slightly comfier ride – but still firm enough to make the D3S a weapon on the twisty bits. It also has BMW's xDrive AWD system, so you can put all that power and torque down in any weather.
There’s a unique Alpina body kit, their trademark ‘turbine’ wheels and even some wonderfully retro side graphics (optional if they're not your sort of thing).
Alpinas are a fantastic alternative to BMW’s sportiest offerings - and rare too – we think they’re the hidden gems of the automotive world. Get your tickets to win one now!