After not too long Introducing the updated BMW 3 Series Alpina also comes with its version, labeled B3, resp. D3 S depends on the fuel the car burns. The gasoline version has a more powerful engine, and the diesel version remains at its original parameters.
Alpina D3 S and D3 S. Touring
The styling changes keep the same BMW version line, which means new lights, radiator grille and fenders. As usual, the Alpina, in addition to its own wheels and distinctive stickers, is equipped with a slightly different design, especially in the area of the fenders.
In the cabin we find curved displays, similar to the updated Class III. The difference compared to BMW, however, is the colors in it, which the automaker has reprogrammed to its signature blue and green.
The big thing happened during the facelift under the hood of the B3 petrol version, in which the inline six had modified turbine parts, a larger compressed air intercooler and improved air ducts. The eight-speed automatic transmission got a better torque converter.
The result is 495 hp and 730 Nm of torque, with an increase of 33 hp and 30 Nm. Acceleration to a hundred sedan takes 3.6 seconds and the maximum speed is 305 km / h, the station wagon is one tenth 3 km / h slower.
Alpina B3 Touring
In the case of the diesel version D3 S, there is also a three-liter six-cylinder engine under the hood, but it has a power of 355 hp and 730 Nm. Acceleration to 100 is 4.6 seconds for the sedan and a maximum of 273 km / h, and again the station wagon is 10 and 3 km / h slower.
All versions have all-wheel drive and a self-locking rear differential. The fuel consumption according to the WLTP cycle is also known. Alpina B3 should have a consumption of 10.1 l / 100 km, and for D3 S it should be 6.9 l / 100 km.
Of course, the suspension, stabilizers and stops are different from the BMW versions. The cars also received a new steering calibration.
German prices are already known, starting at €88,600 (2.19 million kroner) for the B3 sedan and €89,900 (2.22 million kroner) for the B3 Touring. A diesel D3 S Sedan costs 77.050 euros (1.9 million kroner), while the D3 S Touring costs 78,450 euros (1.94 million kroner). It is possible to order now, the first cars will reach customers in October of this year.
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