litre, inline 6 cylinder, twin turbo
speed automatic RWD
hp @ 6,000 rpm
The BMW 335i-based Alpina B3 S Bi-Turbo is not just your usual
run-of-the-mill modified Bimmer. Alpina are in fact registered
as an automobile manufacturer, and as such all their cars are
registered and sold as Alpina's, not BMW's. Compared to cars
from BMW's own performance division, BMW M, Alpina's vehicles
have more emphasis on luxury, higher torque, and have automatic
transmissions instead of manual or semi-automatic transmissions.
Anyway enough company background information.
The Alpina B3 S Bi-Turbo is powered by a 3.0 litre inline 6-cylinder
engine which is boosted by two turbochargers.
This engine produces 400 hp @ 6,000 rpm (that's nearly 100 hp
up on the 335i), and a massive 540 Nm (398 lb ft) of torque
@ 4,500 rpm. The 0-60 sprint is completed in just 4.7 seconds,
and thanks to the removal of the electronic speed limiter, top
speed is a supercar-like 186 mph.
The Alpina B3S Bi-Turbo is set apart by a redesigned front spoiler
and a new rear diffuser which encloses the tailpipes, reducing
lift and ensuring optimum engine cooling. The ALPINA Classic
alloy wheels get the new design treatment seen on the latest