Thursday, December 10, 2009

43.5 MPG BMW Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo Coupe Goes on Sale in the UK

Alpina’s diesel-powered D3 Bi-Turbo Coupe has arrived on UK shores. Based on the BMW 3-Series Coupe, the D3 Bi-Turbo Coupe uses a modified version of the 123d’s 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel producing 214 HP. While the coupe is more than capable with a top speed of 152mph (245 km/h) and a 0-62mph (100km/h) time of 6.9 secs, yet it manages to return 52.3 MPG UK (5.4lt/100km or 43.5 MPG US) with a manual gearbox and 50.4 MPG UK (5.6lt/100km 42.0 MPG US) with an automatic transmission in the EU combined cycle. -Continued

This year, around one hundred D3 Bi-Turbo Coupes are destined for the UK market with prices set at £32,950 (manual gearbox) and at £34,540 (automatic transmission).

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