At the recent Geneva Motor Show, the german automker ALPINA, unveiled their latest iteration of the B3 S Bi-Turbo model. Based on the BMW 335i, the new BMW ALPINA B3 S Bi-Turbo combines improved performance and torque with reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
B3 S Bi-Turbo uses a modified 3.0 liter twin-turbo straight six engine that delivers 400 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 540Nm or 398.3 lb-ft of peak torque. The 0-62mph (100km/h) sprint takes 4.7 seconds for both the saloon and coupe models which are also capable of achieving a top speed of 186mph or 300km/.
Available in four variants, sedan, touring, coupe and cabrio, the new ALPINA B3 S went on sale in the U.K market.
Prices for the Alpina B3 S Bi-Turbo start from £49,250 on-the-road for the sedan version.
Here are some more information on the ALPINA B3 S Bi-Turbo.
Typically ALPINA, the chassis and suspension offer a unique blend of sport and comfort.
The light, agile and direct handling of the B3 S Bi-Turbo is immediately noticeable. An ideal 50:50 front/rear axle weight distribution in combination with carefully chosen suspension components make for a great overall chassis set-up, which is equally engaging and comfortable. Stiffer rear axle suspension mounts, for example, increase steering precision and feedback, especially noticeable during fast lane changes.
Low profile conventional tyres which forego Run Flat technology in favour of comfort in combination with light weight alloy 18″ or 19″ ALPINA wheels ensure that unsprung mass is kept to a minimum.
Fine, elegant lines and a tasteful presence. The dynamic appearance of the B3 S Bi-Turbo is in part defined by the modern and functional front spoiler. Engineered using the newest developments in aerodynamic design, the spoiler reduces lift at the front and enables optimal air flow to the high performance cooling system. The coupé and convertible carry a new rear valance which communicates a tasteful sporting charm through its integrated rear diffusor and two distinctive double-ended exhaust pipes, a little like the stern of powerful luxury yachts.
A fresh, evolutionary design with a clear heritage. The new ALPINA CLASSIC 19“ light-alloy wheels underline the finely-proportioned forms of the new B3 S Bi-Turbo models. Reminiscent of a turbine and with a three-dimensional sweep, each of the 20 spokes leads from the hub right to the edge of the rim, making for a very fluid and dynamic appearance even when motionless. Unique: the new design retains the hidden air valve mounted in the wheel centre, which is covered by a lockable hub cover, leaving the wheels flawless in their form and beauty.
The comprehensive level of standard equipment convinces: leather sport seats offer excellent lateral support and comfort on long journeys, the ALPINA SWITCH-TRONIC leather sports steering is luxurious to the touch, the blue ALPINA instrument display provides additional information such as engine oil temperature and a digital speed indicator.[Source: Carscoop ]