2013 Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo (F30) details emerge before Geneva debut

Gets 410 HP

Alpina has released new details about the upcoming third generation of the B3 ahead of the car's unveiling set for March in Geneva.

The model is based on the BMW 3-Series (F30) sedan and features an improved 3.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 410 HP (310 kW) between 5,500 and 7,000 rpm. Connected to a new 8-speed automatic transmission from ZF, the performance sedan needs four seconds to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run.

Aside from being more powerful than its predecessor, the 2013 Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo is also about 20 percent more fuel efficient as it can return 29.7 mpg US (35.7 mpg UK or 7.9 liters / 100 km).

More info will be available next month.

Source: bmwblog
Published Feb 15th, 2013 1:50pm By Adrian Padeanu
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
If you ever had the opportunity to drive an Alpina inline six there is no question why you`d take this over an M3. Alpina has the right to call themselves "manufacturer" and rightfully so. They take a mass produced engine, eliminate any minute tolerances give it the best components (pistons, valvetrains, turbos etc.) available. It is a delight wether in a five series or a 3. The inline six was always BMW calling card. This is again another level. If 80% of your driving is done on the road opposed to full time track racing this is the car to go. Can`t wait to hear/feel it mated to am 8speed.
Feb 17th, 2013 7:43am
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AymanSalameh AymanSalameh
Feb 15th, 2013 4:27pm
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EnzoTinyu EnzoTinyu
Why would I pay close to M3 price for this B3?
Feb 15th, 2013 3:48pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
Because it has "close to" M3 performance.
Feb 15th, 2013 4:37pm
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wbizarre wbizarre
What N20 said. Plus, the Alpina will be a much much rarer car. An M3 is a fairly common sight on the roads, an Alpina is something much more special. On another note, the F30's form lends itself to Alpinization really well. The Headlights almost mimic the Alpina hexagonal pinstripes. And that Alpina Blue...
Feb 15th, 2013 7:27pm
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