BMW launched the 3 Series LCI last week, and ALPINA was only a matter of time before following suit. Meet the 2023 B3 Sedan and Touring, which has sharper headlamps and somewhat modified bumpers. It also gets the iDrive 8 and other changes that came with the premium sports sedan’s mid-cycle facelift.
The B3 is more than just the new features presented with the 3 Series LCI, as ALPINA worked on the 3.0-liter engine. To match the B4 Gran Coupe, the turbocharged inline-six now produces 33 horsepower and 30 Newton-meters (22 pound-feet) of torque more than before. The extra power came from the twin-turbo engine’s upgraded engine software and enhanced exhaust gas treatment technologies.
Stick with the B3 Sedan, and ALPINA claims it will go from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.6 seconds, whereas the Touring requires an additional tenth of a second due to its higher weight. The saloon has a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h), while the wagon has a maximum speed of 188 mph (302 km/h). To handle the tremendous torque, the S58 engine is paired with a beefier eight-speed automatic gearbox with a stronger torque converter and wheel set.
The redesigned B3 pair rides on optional 20-inch forged wheels with the classic 20-spoke design and has a variable all-wheel-drive system with an electronic limited-slip differential in the back. It rides on custom tires with “ALP” writing on the sidewalls and comes to a halt with 395-mm front and 345-mm rear brakes with blue calipers and “ALPINA” white lettering. Buyers may improve their brakes to include lightweight drilled discs and high-temperature brake pads at an extra fee.
ALPINA is currently accepting orders for the 2023 B3, and delivery will begin in October. Math begins at €88,600 for the Sedan and €89,900 for the Touring in Germany, with several customisation options available at an additional cost.
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