Petrol BMW M3 vs diesel Alpina D3 - fast saloon showdown

  • Published on 6 years ago

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    Steve Sutcliffe has the keys to two very fast versions of the BMW 3-series: the 435bhp petrol BMW M3 and the 345bhp diesel Alpina D3. Should you satisfy your high-performance saloon cravings with a petrol or a diesel engine? Let's find out.
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Arsalan Ahmed
Arsalan Ahmed

Diesel is more reliable one

4 months ago
All Gravy
All Gravy

Nice video

4 months ago
Marko Blažić
Marko Blažić

ALPINA BITURBO D3 ❤️❤️❤️❤️👍💪

5 months ago
patrick lee
patrick lee

Also the Alpina D3 has a parking ticket on it ! Is a common fault! :0

6 months ago
Sahibjot Sahi
Sahibjot Sahi

That oversteer looked sketchy in the m3. Didn't expect it to be that tail happy

6 months ago
danielcohen10
danielcohen10

Have owned 22 cars and have a D3 facelift right now and it’s quite frankly the worlds most perfect car. Motorway driving is license losing the way it picks up speed, incredible. Why do I have an urge for a Pana GTS tho?! 😅

6 months ago
Marlon Baird
Marlon Baird

Diesel all the way

6 months ago
Peter Carlsson
Peter Carlsson

M3+D3=B3 -the best of both worlds

7 months ago
nathan plunkett
nathan plunkett

What's the key hole for on the back of the alpina steering wheel. (I know it's for a key) 🤣 but what's dose it do

8 months ago
vibin Zeltrax
vibin Zeltrax

But you don't get sweeter sounding exhaust note and burps pops bangs on Diesels :)

10 months ago
paulanderson79
paulanderson79

I could live without that. :-)

9 months ago
ali Hamza
ali Hamza

Diesel✊✌

Year ago
bintang Cimeefa
bintang Cimeefa

For diesel BBM: make 5 solar +1 vegetables oil.... Best performance Oil angine: Make oil engine kolaborasi oil vegetables 3:1 ...

Year ago
T S
T S

Not a fair comparisson u have the d3 set in sport and m3 is just in drive

Year ago
Pequin1000
Pequin1000

Luxuriant, thick and plush?

Year ago
Sina Madani
Sina Madani

Stage 1 335d xDrive anyday over an M3

Year ago
HarryC26
HarryC26

id be happy with either but the D3 is such a sleeper! id love to smoke people who just think its a 320d haha

Year ago
davidforde1973
davidforde1973

Torque all day long

Year ago
hemn mo
hemn mo

Noise from outside lol that un insult to m3 mate

Year ago
TheSpiikki
TheSpiikki

I can honestly say, I've never seen Alpina BMW's Live... ;(

Year ago
Varun Tomer
Varun Tomer

i will go with d3 cause good performance with good fuel economy.

Year ago
stockegsix
stockegsix

Hmmm. What about a BMW 335D, stage 3 tune and deletes along with a transmission tune? Can probably get all this under $15k, not bad for about 370+ horse power w/ 600+ lbs of torque that can still manage to get 40+ MPG. Now that's a sleeper.

Year ago
Jordan Crichton
Jordan Crichton

I own a F30 335D and don’t get me wrong, it’s a fantastic car and I love it, similar reasons to why you love the Apline. However to say it’s better than the M3 is just ludicrous. You cannot compare these 2 cars when it comes down to what you need in a car, therefore this comparison is utterly pointless.

Year ago
C A R Z H U A N G X
C A R Z H U A N G X

Of course the D3 has more torque diesel cars has more torque than petrol

Year ago
What the How
What the How

Yeah lol, no thanks M3. 1 overtake will need you to rev the M3 over 5k, while the whole neighbourhood and people in a 2 mile radius will hear. But with a Diesel you can do it easily.

Year ago
RcyberGaming
RcyberGaming

The d3 sounds pretty good for a diesel, but the m3 has a beautiful tone. I would buy a 335d m sport and tune it though.

Year ago
Werner Trügler
Werner Trügler

you mean to not to have the great sound of the M3 neither the great quality of the D3? ;)

Year ago
Ein Meister
Ein Meister

give the d3 the same power . . .

Year ago
G2A MUR
G2A MUR

👍👍👍

Year ago
Kenny Thomson
Kenny Thomson

The m3 would spank that easily. I have driven both. Easy for m3 if driven in M2 mode. Easy.

2 years ago
Pequin1000
Pequin1000

D3 rocks.

2 years ago
genoks reye
genoks reye

I don't think the m3 has the 18 inch rim.That"s a 19 ".

2 years ago
Joel Bates
Joel Bates

Used low mileage Alpinas are going for about £12.5k. Bargain.

2 years ago
Max & Moritz
Max & Moritz

Alpina was always the Gentlemans Sportscar. If i had the money for a M3 i would rather buy the D3 and spend the saved money into a e36 or 46 .

2 years ago
Gabriel Petik
Gabriel Petik

not a nice noise?wtf this guy is sick what a bullshit

2 years ago
Gabriel Petik
Gabriel Petik

not a nice noise?wtf this guy is sick what a bullshit

2 years ago
Tactical Gamer
Tactical Gamer

erm i dont believe the results.its an M3...and how can an M3 be that slow?i mean compared to a diesel car...

2 years ago
Booty Warrior
Booty Warrior

alpina d3 for me

2 years ago
Fahim B
Fahim B

You want the M drama

2 years ago
zenon42675
zenon42675

it ia mistake that alpina is rwd....it is x-drive so awd....em i right?

2 years ago
James Richardson
James Richardson

Remapped 335D would destroy an M3 any day. Much better value for money, economy wise too.

2 years ago
MscleMike
MscleMike

Ok...now tune the M3...

2 years ago
Devon35
Devon35

The recent demonisation of diesels is BS . Petrols chuck out more nitrious oxide which in fact is more harmful to health.

2 years ago
PERFECTLY NORMAL GAMER
PERFECTLY NORMAL GAMER

M3 is better

2 years ago
Nate Vee
Nate Vee

On acceleration test the m3 engaged launch control.. d3 not.. Good video though..

2 years ago
butuc gabriel
butuc gabriel

m3 losing to a diesel?? nice try old man...better learn to drive..or to lie...

2 years ago
Lewis72
Lewis72

What does Alpina do with all the BMW bits they remove ?

2 years ago
patrick lee
patrick lee

Perhaps a remapped F30 330D to 320-330hp would offer similar performance ? Perhaps a brake & suspension upgrade too with lowering ?

2 years ago
JaArRyi FleshBlood
JaArRyi FleshBlood

You Make petrol look bad

2 years ago
Medjed
Medjed

Diesel will never sound as good as petrol cars!

2 years ago
Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith

Sound Alpina

2 years ago
Enyo Silva
Enyo Silva

2:47 onwards After watch this makes you realise how good this Alpina D3 much better and balanced than the M3 , watch how much less he touches the steering wheel a lot less input in steering wheel in comparison to M3.

2 years ago
t 9
t 9

I guess 318d with a chip and sport difussor and exhaust still isnt real fun eh?

2 years ago
Gruvve
Gruvve

Nope, still sounds like a tractor

10 months ago
eatdahl
eatdahl

The alpima d3 has the same torque as an rs6 but weighs atleast 200kg less. What would that mean

2 years ago
Mr.x.y ASMR
Mr.x.y ASMR

You can tell, dumbest driver/tester in the world? Yes pls for sure/certain

2 years ago
Sid Mouth
Sid Mouth

Even tho the D3 goes 175 mph and the m3 goes 155

2 years ago
Suprahampton
Suprahampton

M3 vs B3 would be interesting

2 years ago
BlackV40
BlackV40

@autocar did you also do a similar review between Audi's diesel and sportdsdevision? (3.0tdi vs s4 for example)

2 years ago
Freud
Freud

The M3 looking good. They both sound very sad :( Might as well go with the D3 as far as sound goes. No sound is better than the sound of a stock S55. That D3 is a really good looking sleeper though.

2 years ago
Brian said it so it Must be true
Brian said it so it Must be true

This test is POINTLESS The cars are so close it comes down to "Driver Skill"

2 years ago
sjon beta
sjon beta

Love that d3!

2 years ago
Patrick Tan
Patrick Tan

definitely the m3

2 years ago
PCgamer474
PCgamer474

Talking shit about the noise? Really? Have you ever heard of a deadly silent ferrari or lambo? A quiet muscle car? That is exactly the point. And cars like the m3 are meant for youngsters...

2 years ago
JavierCR25
JavierCR25

Cranky... I want that D3!!

2 years ago
Lee Kindell
Lee Kindell

why do alpinas always look so pants. just like an SE with some alloys on. I run my 435d at 400 bhp 570-ft of torque qouldnt even consider an alpina, im gonna swap mine for an m4/3 next year. sorry but as good as my diesel is, or the alpina it wont ever be a proper M car.

2 years ago
Fernando Marcilio
Fernando Marcilio

M3 4 ever

2 years ago
StreamingEagle
StreamingEagle

the noise is great! what the heck is up with this guy!

2 years ago
D J
D J

Alpina’s should always be in white

2 years ago
Paul Gregroy
Paul Gregroy

I love the sound of the petrol engine.M3

2 years ago
im thefuckinglizardking
im thefuckinglizardking

I want a 335d 6 speed so bad. Such an awesome combination for a sports car. Water/methanol inj. And a tune and your making close to the same power as the heavy duty pickups from the late 2000s

2 years ago
David Kovziridze
David Kovziridze

Whisky Vs Soda

2 years ago
hexlgaming
hexlgaming

honestly gotta like the D3. I feel like its a way more smooth and lovable car; at least for the daily. I dont want it to be screaming at me all the time or kick the rear loose on every bend. That just makes it more difficult to drive on the edge. I also like that black/white knight feeling of the Diesel.

2 years ago
Zishan Syed
Zishan Syed

I'll keep my normally aspirated 2011 E90 M3, thank you very much! Both of these cars sound like shit. They have more power but mine looks better, I find it's more fun to drive even though it's not as quick. And my top speed is sufficiently high at 180MPH... Not to mention the sound! Oh my God, the S65 sounds like music... not like these lawnmowers on steroids! I think the next time I really look at another new M car seriously again will be when they implement electric motors for torque filling, hopefully that will end the need for turbo charging and we can have the sound of NAs back. What boggles my mind is how porsche manages to keep such a beautiful engine noise and exhaust note... despite the turbos Thanks for the vid, nice review, but neither of these cars do much for me... I'm a spoiled E90 owner.

2 years ago
Manisha Patel
Manisha Patel

Bhakti

2 years ago
WsSCaTaLYn CaTaLYn
WsSCaTaLYn CaTaLYn

buy a d3 and for a few more money you can get a d3 with +50-100 hp or an m3

2 years ago
03bill_boy03
03bill_boy03

I don’t like the D3 steering wheel, I’ll have the M3 any day

2 years ago
Charles Macgilchrist
Charles Macgilchrist

Give it 15 years and the m3 would be worth alot more and appreciate more too. The d3 would never be an investment car but its amazing 517ftlb of torque is more than a 8.2l cadillac engine!

2 years ago
Monkey
Monkey

D3 doesn't give any exhaust notes, because they muted it, purposely. It's a shame, because good Acropo set can make it work just fine.

2 years ago
Mike Williams
Mike Williams

I want that D3. I love my 335D. So fun to drive everyday.Anyone know how to replicate the D3 suspension on an  us legal 335?

2 years ago
Sebastian Fudgepacker
Sebastian Fudgepacker

M3 , buy an akropovic or kreisseig exhaust , there is your soundtrack !

2 years ago
BlitzkriegRap
BlitzkriegRap

E90 M3 over both of these:)

2 years ago
The Car Guy
The Car Guy

BRO U GUYS ARE NOT PUSHING THE M3 TO ITS BEST THATS Y THE DIFFERENCE IS A BIT

2 years ago
Bogomil Mitkow
Bogomil Mitkow

It's Not a " Lovely Noise " Go grab a Cup of Tea mate... IT'S A BMW FFS!!!

2 years ago
Dem K.
Dem K.

BMW all series | 0.7g the lowest traction, extreme tail flick, extreme slide, over 100 l/100km with 2.0T hybrid, 1-2 turbo intercooler petrol engines all and 1-2 turbo petrol engines hybrid all with wider rear track than front track chassises all. End report. From BMW all database

2 years ago
Richard Marsh
Richard Marsh

D3 in touring x drive and it’s not even a question

2 years ago
soundseeker63
soundseeker63

I'm confused as to why he gets in the M3 then complains about noise, oversteer and edginess.... isn't that kinda the point of an M?.... Excitement over efficiency? Must be getting very middle aged to prefer the boring but fast diesel.... though admittedly this is not the best M3 BMW have ever done.

2 years ago
Sobanel
Sobanel

2:17 ooohh that sweet sound of ... tyre

2 years ago
Dem K.
Dem K.

AE social prefer code forbidden AE styles to sold out with automobile market as bad cars performance by all countries support (terrorists, bounty hunters, spies, prisoners death, mechanics, street racers in AE social).

3 years ago
Dem K.
Dem K.

BMW all : 0.7g the lowest traction, extreme tail flick, extreme slide, 20-100 l/100km, over 100 l/100km (over 100 l/100km with petrol engines 1-2 turbo intercooler all). End report. From BMW databases all

3 years ago
J L
J L

d3 my ask, just another bmw diesel

3 years ago
Soroosh Abb
Soroosh Abb

3:57 Wow Check Engine light is on !!

3 years ago
Yanni Blumstein
Yanni Blumstein

The Engine is turned off, look at the rpm

Year ago
BMW 1071
BMW 1071

thx

3 years ago
myslecinaczej
myslecinaczej

and waht about this ? :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9dVsS2XaHE Volvo S60 Polestar!

3 years ago
Kartaispavarau
Kartaispavarau

brexit

3 years ago
Lewis Collins
Lewis Collins

Sorry i am not an M car fan, i'v had a few and i want to like them, but they just seem to lack something. all pecs and no dick if you know what i mean!!!! My wifes description by the way... or was that me she was talking about????

3 years ago
Homo Sapiens Sapiens
Homo Sapiens Sapiens

soundcheck against a diesel, seriously...

3 years ago
csopr
csopr

Brilliant. Adore both cars in different ways, but god doesn’t that D3 make a lot of sense!

3 years ago
Inkling Boy - BLK • 555 •
Inkling Boy - BLK • 555 •

No exhaust smokes? I'm unimpressed

3 years ago
Danie Pasc
Danie Pasc

and the 100 hP difference ? why not compare two same hp engines ? :)

3 years ago
Chris Dengerd
Chris Dengerd

If there was a D3 manual I'd be that way all the way

3 years ago
Strictly Come Driving
Strictly Come Driving

It goes against the car's personality

Year ago
VaguePaperChasing
VaguePaperChasing

There’s always one...

Year ago
ashiyam Ashiyam
ashiyam Ashiyam

good drivers

3 years ago
ThaitopYT
ThaitopYT

Beautiful vid

3 years ago

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