Alpina’s B3 Sedan and Touring will land in Australian showrooms in October priced from $142,900 before on-road costs and $145,900 respectively.
Though the engine is the same S58 unit found in the BMW X3 and X4 M Competition, as well as the yet-to-be-shown new-gen M3 and M4, Alpina’s tune makes 35kW less but 100Nm more than the go-fast SUV pair.
Alpina has fitted its own turbochargers, cooling system and exhaust, while a bespoke ECU tune is aimed at maximising everyday driving and strong low-end torque, according to the brand.
The zero to 100km/h sprint in the B3 Sedan and Touring can be achieved in 3.8 and 3.9 seconds respectively, while fuel consumption on both is pegged at 11.1 litres per 100km.
Other tweaks to the Alpina models include Eibach springs, three-stage variable dampers with Sport, Sport+, Comfort and Comfort+ options, blue brake callipers, and larger brake discs.
Standard equipment on the B3 Sedan and Touring includes a full leather interior with blue and green contrast stitching, piano black interior trim, 19-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tyres, unique door sills, Alpina-branded floor mats, and bodykit with rear spoiler.
Based on the new-gen BMW 3 Series, the Alpina B3 pair also feature a 12.3-inch all-digital instrument display, 10.25-inch multimedia system, head-up display, adaptive LED headlights, heated steering wheel, keyless entry, adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking.
All new Alpinas sold in Australia come with a three year/unlimited kilometre warranty with roadside assistance, while servicing can be conducted at any BMW dealership.
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineFebruary 18, 2020 9:06 am