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Alpina D3 (2006-2012) review

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Key features
  • Large
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
Expert review

The Alpina D3 (2006-2012) is based on the BMW 3 Series. Alpina's German workshop takes a regular 3 Series from the production line, and upgrades the engine, suspension, brakes and styling to make an unusual sports saloon, estate, or coupé. But has Alpina managed to create a car that delivers a unique driving experience setting it apart from the thousands of other 3 Series cars? Find out in our full review.

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First reviewed by Which?

March 2006

Released

March 2006

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