Things have been kept rather subtle on the exterior. The notable ones are, of course, the 19-inch Alpina Dynamic wheels, shod with tyres measuring 255/35 at the front and 265/35 at the rear. Buyers can opt for 20-inch Alpina Classic wheels. Behind the wheels are the high-performance brakes, measuring 395 mm on the front axle and 345 mm at the rear.
The D3 S has also got the Alpina Sport Suspension, which is claimed to ensure superior handling in every driving situation. Springs from Eibach as well as bump stops and specifically adapted stabilizers come into play for a more balanced and harmonious setup, the company said.
In case you couldn’t figure that out, the D3 S tuning is for the 3.0-litre straight-six twin-turbo diesel engine. Here, the maximum output is 261 kW (355 hp) and the maximum torque is 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) – available between 1750 and 2750 rpm. For the first time, Alpina adopts the BMW mild-hybrid technology, which features a 48-volt starter generator for acceleration support and increased efficiency.
The Alpina D3 S Sedan is claimed to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds (Touring in 4.8 seconds) and on to a top speed of 273 km/h. The aforementioned 20-inch wheels and tyre combo will cut down the top speed by 3 km/h.