Frankfurt 2013: The Aplina D3 Is A 53 MPG Biturbo Beast

Delivering hybrid-like gas mileage and lots of low-end torque, German automakers are making a big push increase diesel awareness. Once Americans learn more about cars like the BMW-based Alpina D3, diesel envy could reach a fever pitch.

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Diesel-Powered BMW 328d Is Good For 48 MPG, Lots Of Torque

We already knew that BMW would bring a diesel 3-series, the 328d, to the New York Auto Show. What we didn’t know is that in addition to an impressive amount of torque, this diesel Bimmer would be good for up to 45 mpg. Wowza.

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Diesel Powered BMW 328d To Debut At New York Auto Show

BMW has pledged to bring a new wave of modern diesel engines to American shores, and true to their word the BMW 328d will make its U.S. debut at the New York Auto Show. With 180 horsepower and fuel economy that could exceed 40 mpg on the highway, this German diesel sedan could lure away some hybrid buyers.

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