BMW 3 Series Tuning

F30 Alpina B3 spied under development

I reckon Alpina have gotten too close to BMW in their way of developing new cars. The specialist tuner is now testing its cars in the same manner as the Bavarian giant.

We don’t get to see them release a new car pretty much all of the sudden and enjoy it properly. Oh no, we now have to go through the annoying teasing scene.

F30 Alpina B3 spied
F30 Alpina B3 spied

Enter a set of spyshots caught of the F30 BMW 3 Series. Yes, I know it has been released for a long time now but this is the Alpina version, the B3.

Judging by the low amount of camouflage on the body of the car, the F30 Alpina B3 probably won’t receive too many styling updates.

As the previous version got us used to, the exterior look will be simply enhanced.

F30 Alpina B3 spied
F30 Alpina B3 spied

The alloys will also be swapped out for some Alpina specific units and there are a few other traditional details we expect to see happen on the new B3.

We’re almost certain to only see the automatic transmission used in the B3 and we’re also expecting the performance tune-up to be seriously consistent.

There’s no interested party that rates the future output of the N55 3.0 liter turbocharged engine at less than 400 horsepower.

F30 Alpina B3 spied
F30 Alpina B3 spied

We also know the upcoming F80 M3 won’t have that much more than 400 horsepower so the engine output should be quite similar between the two.

These two cars won’t be rivals by any measure. The Alpina B3 will make performance more accessible whereas the the M3 will make more performance accessible.


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