“Sportiest Diesel”

BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo honoured as “Sportiest Diesel”

The annual award held by the “sport auto” magazine has been honouring the most popular automobiles amongst sports car enthusiasts for 35 years. In 2015, 13,601 readers have cast their vote in 40 categories.

The BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo wins the “Sportiest Diesel in the Manufacturer’s Class” category, followed by the BMW M550d ranking 2nd and the Porsche Panamera Diesel taking the 3rd place.   Another car from Buchloe is represented amongst the three sportiest “Saloons and Estate Cars up to 100,000 Euros“. The readers of sport auto voted the BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo third in this category.  


Category “Diesel”:

1st place (32.2 percent)
BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo (prior to LCI 2015)
Specifications: R6T, 257 kW (350 bhp), 2,993 cm³, 0-100 km/h: 4.6 s, Vmax: 278 km/h, 1,585 kg, 56,300 Euros

2nd place (18.0 percent)
BMW M550d
Specifications: R6T, 381 bhp, 2,993 cm³, 0-100 km/h: 4.7 s, Vmax: 250 km/h, 1,955 kg, 82,300 Euros

3rd place (15.4 percent)
Porsche Panamera Diesel
Specifications: V6T, 300 bhp, 2,967 cm³, 0-100 km/h: 6.0 s, Vmax: 259 km/h, 1,975 kg, 85,300 Euros


Category „Saloons and Estate Cars up to € 100,000“:

1st place (39.4 percent)
Specifications: R6T, 431 bhp, 2,979 cm³, 0-100 km/h: 4.3 s, Vmax: 250 km/h, 1,595 kg, 71,800 Euros

2nd place (25.6 percent)
Mercedes C 63 AMG S
Specifications: V8T, 510 bhp, 3,982 cm³, 0-100 km/h: 4.0 s, Vmax: 250 km/h, 1,730 kg, 84,371 Euros

3rd place (11.9 percent)
BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo (up to model year 2014)
Specifications: V8T, 540 bhp, 4,395 cm³, 0-100 km/h: 4.5 s, Vmax: 319 km/h, 1,920 kg, 99,200 Euros


Photo: Andreas Bovensiepen receiving the „Sportiest Diesel“ award on October 19, 2015, in Stuttgart. Award winners from left to right: Dr. Rudzinski (BMW); Häcker (BMW M); Bovensiepen (ALPINA); van Meel (BMW M)