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BMW Biturbo D3 by Alpina

Alpina, Tuning

The new BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo comes with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-charged diesel engine with an aluminium block capable to deliver 214hp at 4100rpm. Two turbochargers of different sizes force-feed the engine. The smaller of the two provides an impressive 400Nm (295lb-ft) of torque at 1500rpm, reaching a peak torque of 450Nm (332lb-ft) at a mere 2000rpm. The larger turbocharger is fully engaged from approximately 3000rpm onwards, and helps the four-cylinder yield 214hp.

The D3 Bi-Turbo is the most efficient diesel in its performance class due to the combination of diesel particle filter, auto start-stop (manual only) and brake energy regeneration. Due to the low kerb weight and low ratio tyres and weight-optimised light-alloy wheels, the customers can enjoy an extraordinarily agile and lightfooted handling of the D3 Bi-Turbo.

The D3 Bi-Turbo’s interior and exterior design of blue colour imparts an exclusive air of individuality and elegance.

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BMW ALPINA B6 GT3 based on BMW 6 Series

Alpina, Tuning

With the BMW Alpina B6 GT3, the tuner celebrate their return to racing after a 20-year hiatus, to compete in the FIA European GT3 championship.  Based on the BMW 6 Series, Alpina have developed a competitive weapon for touring-car racing that will be offered to clients, collectors and race teams alike.  Furious forward pace is provided by the 4.4 litre V8 with radial compressor, taken from the BMW Alpina B6 S.  It yields 530 horsepower and 725Nm of torque.

The BMW tuner Alpina will field two race cars in the FIA GT3 European Championship. Race cars are planned for customer race teams, and will compete in the FIA GT3 European Championship, as well as in national GT3 races in Belgium, Brazil, Germany, England, France and Italy.  The VLN-sanctioned endurance series at the Nürburgring is also planned, as well as selected 24-hour endurance races.

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BMW ALPINA B7 Biturbo

Alpina, Tuning

The Bi-Turbo model designation that now graces this flagship BMW ALPINA saloon hints at even more powerful and torque-laden performance over its predecessor, while simultaneously improving upon fuel economy.

The fully-aluminium, 4395 cm3 V8 aggregate yields 507 peak horsepower (373 kW) at a moderate 5500rpm, with a maximum torque of 700 Nm available between 3000-4750rpm.

One look at the torque and power diagram is enough to highlight that the B7 Bi-Turbo will accelerate fiercely and effortlessly from very low revs. Peak torque is available from an unusually broad range of rpm’s, ranging from 3,000 to 4,750 rpm. This wide powerband coupled with the exquisitely geared ZF six-speed automatic sport transmission pampers the occupants with remarkably high levels of smooth drivetrain comfort in every driving situation.

The ALPINA SWITCH-TRONIC, which has been programmed to shift exceptionally smooth and comfortable in Automatic mode, offers different shift characteristics for every taste and situation thanks to the additional Sport and Manual modes. Driving the B7 Bi-Turbo becomes an altogether different experience when using the buttons found on the back of the steering wheel for manually selecting the gears of the automatic transmission. This ensures shifts take place within a few hundred milliseconds and with only minimal interruption to the transmission of power, favourably comparable even to the best twin-clutch transmissions.

As a result, the B7 Bi-Turbo sprints from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, vehemently pressing on to an electronically-limited 280 km/h top speed.

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