Soon after the launch of the Facelifted BMW 3-Series range, Alpina unveiled the petrol-powered B3 and diesel-powered D3 S models based on the updated sedan and touring bodystyle, providing enhanced performance and tasteful visual upgrades. Significantly, the models are called BMW Alpina B3 and D3 S, a change that occurred after the recent acquisition of Tuner by Bavarian Automaker.
Starting with the powertrain, the BMW Alpina B3 is fitted with an improved version of the turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 488 hp (364 kW / 495 PS) and 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) of torque thanks to the modified software. . This represents an increase of 33 hp (24 kW / 33 PS) and 30 Nm (22 lb-ft) compared to the pre-facelift B3, bringing it closer to the M3 region. Power is sent on four wheels via a recalibrated eight-speed Sport automatic transmission.
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On the diesel front, the BMW Alpina D3 S comes with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel, packing hp 350 hp (261 kW / 355 PS) and 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) of torque, just as the model replaces it.
Both Alpina-flavored 3-Series are already available to order with the first delivery starting October 2022. In Europe, prices start at € 88,600 ($ 94,500) for the B3 limousine and € 89,900 ($ 95,886) for the B3 Turing. Diesel-powered models are cheaper, starting at € 77,050 ($ 82,180) for the D3 S limousine and € 78,450 ($ 83,674) for the D3 S Turing.