Alpina B3 and D3 S

Alpina B3 and D3 S

After BMW unveiled the revamped 3 Series, Alpina unveiled its two models based on a refreshed sedan and station wagon. These are the Alpina B3 petrol and D3 S diesel models, which offer better performance and visual improvements.

The Alpina D3 S is powered by a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with 350 hp (257 kW) and 538 lb-ft (730 Nm) of torque, just like the replacement model. The sedan reaches 62 mph in 4.6 seconds, while the Touring takes 0.2 seconds more to reach the same speed. Top speed is 170 mph (273 km / h) and 168 mph (270 km / h).

The car is equipped with Alpina Sport suspension with new springs, bumpers and stabilizers, and there are shock absorbers with variable control that allows changes depending on the choice of driving mode (comfort +, comfort, sport and sport +). There are also 395 mm (front) and 345 mm (rear) brake discs, combined with blue Alpina brake pliers. It is mounted on Alpina Classic 20-inch alloy wheels which are optional, while standard Alpina Dynamic 19-inch wheels. The models are available in traditional blue and green with a number of BMW and BMW Individual options.

Inside, both models are equipped with a new digital cockpit with a 14.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that uses the BMW Operating System 8. The Lavalina leather-wrapped sports steering wheel boasts the Alpina logo while the center console and sills feature Alpina production number plates. The floor mats are decorated with metal markings, as well as the dashboard and seats.

The Alpina B3 is powered by a more powerful version of the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbo petrol with 488 hp (359 kW) and 538 lb-ft (730 Nm) of torque. Compared to the standard model, power has been increased thanks to new software, Alpina turbochargers, a larger intercooler and optimized suction and cooling systems. The new model delivers 33 hp and 30 Nm more compared to the B3 that arrived before the facelift, so it’s even closer to the M3 model.

Alpina has opened orders for both models, and deliveries are expected in October. The starting price of the B3 sedan is 88,600 euros, while the B3 Touring starts at 89,900 euros. Diesel models are cheaper. The D3 S sedan costs 77,050 euros, while the Touring costs 78,450 euros.

Source: Alpina