Have you seen it? Tell me have you seen it? Always been a fan of the Alpina takes on BMW and extremely excited to see the final product of the coming Alpina B3 Biturbo.
Guess what? Another Frankfurt Motor Show reveal coming next month. And I’m sorry this is just one of those reveals you add to the list of VERY IMPORTANT! Alpina says it’s coming with the latest construction and it’s based on the BMW M340i.
BWM’s G20-generation 3 Series is already a unique and distinguished model from the Germans, just imagine how insane an Alpina take would be. They’ve never disappointed and have always delivered from the BMW 3 Series E21 right up till the BMW Z4 E85.
If you don’t about Alpina, here is what they’ve been doing to an already boss brand.
"Alpina has been modifying, developing and partially assembling its own takes on fast BMWs for decades and has a close relationship with the firm. Its recent models, such as the B5 and B7, have actually beaten BMW’s own M variants to market, and that’s expected to be the case with the new B3."
The Alpina B3 Biturbo
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If the name alone doesn’t make your insides tingle in a good way, I don’t know what to do to save you. They will add more power to the already strong and ruthless 3.0lt turbocharged straight-six. It will do similar upgrades as done previously, according to reports.
"As has been the case with all previous Alpinas, there will be a bespoke suspension tune aimed at bettering the ride comfort of the standard 3 Series, but with adaptive dampers allowing sharper body control at the flick of a switch.It’s expected that Alpina will use the new M340i as a base car, boosting power from that car’s 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six from 369bhp to well over 400bhp, given the last B3 was 404bhp in standard form and 433bhp in S spec. With the M3 climbing over 500bhp in top spec, that leaves a large power window for Alpina to be positioned in."
Keeping it to the core Alpina is. That’s quite refreshing to hear. Don’t change or fix what is not broken they always say. The story goes on and it appears the modified version of Alpina will be released before BMW’s own version of the M3. It doesn’t matter really, both shouldn’t mislead.
The Big Deadend – No Chance For US Sales
Prices are said to be around $72,947 (£60,000) for the B3 and $85,110 (£70,000) for the B3 S at the time of writing this. Sadly, it looks more likely they will not produce the Alpina B3 Biturbo BMW M340i in the US. It is said, BMW no longer sells the 3 Series Touring in the US, so Alpina will rethink and redirect.
"Question is, will the Alpina B3 Touring be available in America? Highly unlikely. BMW no longer sells the 3 Series Touring in the US, and Alpina is only planning to sell larger models that are more likely to appeal to US customers like the B7 based on the BMW X7. (via: carbuzz.com)"
So spoils for Europe as they get to enjoy more of the Alpina brands. Ready for 10 September, when this will finally get to uncovered.