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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350 Horsepower Alpina D3 Diesel Bimmer Could Debut Soon

Americans are just starting to dip their toes into the diesel-powered car market again, but over in Europe oil-burners have been big business for decades. Whole tuning shops are dedicated to turning turbodiesels into torque monsters, and BMW specialist Alpina may be preparing a 350 horsepower, all-wheel drive BMW 335d.

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