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10/12/2013    10:30 AM

PSI recently built a BMW E36 Chumpcar build. Here is the story, as told by one of their technicians, JT:

After hearing the name “Chumpcar” for a few years now, I was determined to figure out what exactly this was. At first, I believed it was a goofy racing series where people decorated some $500 car and and then raced it around various tracks hoping to last through an endurance event. There is another series that is similar called “The 24 hours of Lemons”. A few months ago, we decided to go out to the track in Daytona and watch our very first Chumpcar race. We were pleasantly surprised at the level of craftsmanship that went into some of the nicer cars. These were real race … CONTINUED

10/11/2013    10:30 AM

Video from Alpina featuring their new BMW D3 Bi-turbo. The newest 3 Series by Alpina features 350 bhp (257 kW) at 4,000 rpm and an impressive 700 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 3,000 rpm.

09/20/2013    2:00 PM

Alpina has a larger than usual display at the ongoing 2013 Frankfurt IAA show where they brought out many of their many models, including the just announced Alpina D3, the XD3, B3 and B6.

09/11/2013    7:15 PM

The new BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo sets entirely new standards of performance and efficiency in its segment – all in the familiar, harmonious ALPINA style.

The numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 summarise the key data of the new D3 Bi-Turbo like pearls on a chain: Vmax 278 km/h, 350 bhp, 4.6 s from 0-100 km/h, 5.3 l/100 km (139 g/km CO2), EU6, 700 Nm.

The first D3 to come out of Buchloe appeared in 2005 as a turbocharged, 2-litre in-line four cylinder model, and delivered a number of surprises – it was not the first diesel to wear the ALPINA badge, but it was unusual for ALPINA not to lead the performance table and instead go with an engine that albeit extremely economical had … CONTINUED

09/06/2013    10:43 AM

Alpina has released the first details of its 2014 Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo, which will join the B3 Bi-Turbo as the newest F3x based Alpina offering. The D3 is set to make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt IAA show beginning next week.

For the 2014 D3, Alpina utilizes the same powerplant which powers the XD3 and D5 – an inline six-cylinder twin turbo motor. It outpouts 345 HP (257kw) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) torque. 0-62mph (100kmh) can be covered by the D3 in 4.6 seconds, with a top speed of 173 MPH (278kmh).

As for efficiency – the D3 will sip diesel fuel at a rate of 44.3 MPG U.S. (53.3 MPG UK / 5.3 Liters per 100km).

The D3 will come in both RWD and AWD … CONTINUED

08/19/2013    8:30 AM

Two dozen F30 owners recently attended this owner meet in Hong Kong. 1x Red, 1x Grey, 2x Blue, 6x Black, 14x White were in attendance.

Check out the sweet photos.

08/08/2013    1:30 PM

Have a look and listen at a real life installed F30 335i Akrapovic Evolution exhaust system.

08/04/2013    9:00 AM

Check out Vossen’s Bumblebee F30 335i.

07/28/2013    6:00 PM

Supersprint has announced its quad exhaust system for the F30 328i. Here’s the relevant data:

Stock Data:
Horsepower 245,9 Hp @ 5490 rpm
Torque 355 Nm @ 2305 rpm

Supersprint Exhaust System:
- Downpipe with Metallic catalytic converter 200 CPSI 987321
- Front pipe 987812
- Centre exhaust 987903
- Rear exhaust Right OO80 – Left OO80 987906

Horsepower 261,0 Hp @ 6460 rpm
Torque 368,6 Nm @ 4035 rpm.