Alpina unveiled the B3 S Biturbo at the Geneva Motor Show. The tuning kit will be available for Sedan, Coupe, Estate and Convertible 3-Series and is based on improving especially the car’s performances.
The 3.0-liter engine has been tuned to deliver an impressive 400hp at 6000rpm with a maximum torque of 397lbs-ft at 4500rpm. the result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.
In order to obtain this impressive performances, Alpina optimized the air intake and air filter, added a new exhaust system, installed high-strength MAHLE pistons and also added a high-performance cooling system.
The car sits on 19" light-alloy wheels with a three-dimensional sweep, each of them carrying 20 spokes. The interior gets leather sport seats, the ALPINA SWITCH-TRONIC leather sports steering and blue ALPINA instrument display.
Press release after the jump.
The luxury tuners Alpina have just unveiled the BMW ALPINA B7 BiTurbo Limousine at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show. The high end BMW specialists Alpina are responsible for taking care of the lack of an M inspired version of BMW’s larger limousine. Based on the BMW 7 Series, the Alpina B7 Biturbo combines exclusiveness, athleticism and comfort in perfect harmony to create a high performance luxury limousine. Committed to developing the best performing vehicles in the luxury market, BMW with ALPINA has created a special high performance version of BMW’s 7 Series luxury, the biturbo’s engine output has been raised to 507 HP thanks to the turbochargers. The suspension is electronically adjustable, ready for any situation and because it is an Alpina the vehicle rests on the signature 20 spoke 21 inch Alpina Classic wheel.
Both the Alpina B7 and the Mercedes Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series are high performance luxury vehicles that will run you well over $100,000; however they are both beasts of very different natures. The Alpina B7 is an over the top replacement for BMW’s lack of a factory tuned 7 Series, and thanks to the high end tuners at Alpina the supercharged luxury limousine has as much grunt under the hood as there are luxuries on the inside. Although the B7 will light up the rear tires on command, the Black Series Benz is the true sports car of the two. Whereas the Alpina seats up to five occupants comfortably, the F1 Safety Car inspired CLK only has room for two, and thanks to one of the German automaker’s high performance 6.2 Liter V8 and razor sharp handling makes the Mercedes the ride of choice for enthusiast drives, while the Alpina is more than suited to shuttle around royalty in a more than exclusive 7 Series BMW.
The AlpinaAlpina B6 GT3 made its world debut today at the Geneva Motor Show. Based on the BMW 6 Series Alpina will enter two B6 GT3 race cars in the FIA GT3 European Championship.
The B6 GT3 is powered by a 4.4-litre V8 with what Alpina is calling a radial compressor (centrifugal supercharger), taken from the BMW ALPINA B6 S. The power plant produces 530 HP and 725Nm of torque.
"Due to the low centre of gravity, it feels more like a Formula race car than a Touring Car," says test driver Andreas Bovensiepen. The driver also said that the car handled its first 300 Km/h run beautifully and that he is very impressed with the lack of problems during the shake down runs. The car is still undergoing testing before the beginning of the 2009 racing season.
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Last week we found out that the Alpina B7 will make its world debut in Geneva. It seems the BMW tuner will use the show to also reveal the B6 GT3 - its newest motorsports challenger.
Alpina has been away from motor racing for about twenty years, but now has decided its time to get back on the track. It looks like Alpina starts with its B6 S Coupe as the base for the B6 GT3. Alpina is supercharging 4.4-liter to deliver 530hp (390kW) and a peak torque of 535 lb-ft. The car then get a body kit and large rear wing to help with aerodynamics. We expect to know more about this track car when we see it in March at Geneva.
20 years have passed since Alpina factory team used their cars in a race. Now the famous Bmw tuner is getting ready to debut in the 2009 FIA GT3 European Championship with a brand new specially equiped Bmw 6 Series. Called B6 GT3, the vehicle features the 4,4 l V8 ALPINA engine from the B6 S capable of delivering 530 hp and 725 Nm of torque and is ready to face rivals such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin.
For those who are interested in buying cars like the B6 GT3, they have to know that Alpina will also sell race cars to private parties, collectors and race teams.
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The history of the Alpina D3 begun in 2006 at the Geneva motor Show and since then the tuning company sold 850 units. Not this successful story will go on with the D3 Biturbo, a tuning kit based on the current 3-series.
The D3 Biturbo is powered by a bi-turbocharged version of the two-liters diesel engine found on the BMW 123d. The turbochargers now help the engine to develop a power of 214 hp and a peak torque of 450 Nm. This means a high performance of 107 hp per liter engine capacity.
An alternative to the standard six-speed manual gearbox is a sequential automatic gearbox called "Switchtronic". The performance of both variants are the same: the acceleration to 100 km/h occurs in 6.9 seconds, and the top speed is 244 km/h. According to Alpina, the average consumption of the D3 bi-turbo, depending on the gearbox, is between 5.4 and 5.6 liters.
The D3 Bi-turbo is being offered with the initial bars, a front spoiler, floor mats, an exhaust system, sport suspension, and the typical instruments with a blue background and the Alpina alloy rims in classical design.
Grand Tourers have a long tradition at ALPINA. It began with the legendary BMW ALPINA 3,0 CSL lightweight Coupé in the early 1970s, a car that caused a great furore, both as a race car and as a street car. It was with this car that ALPINA won the European Touring Car Championship in 1973 and 1977. Since it débuted in 1978, friends of BMW 6 Series Coupés have awarded the 300 bhp BMW ALPINA B7 Turbo Coupé with 330 bhp / 512 Nm in the S-Version) cult status, making it a desired collector’s car. The elegant BMW 8 Series was the basis for the BMW ALPINA B12 5,7 Coupé, identifiable at a glance thanks to its carbon-fibre bonnet with NACA ducts.
Finally some information surfaced for the new Alpina B3 twin-turbo. And it promises to be good! The car that will be unveiled next week at the Geneva Motor Show is based on the already very fast BMW twin-turbo 335i coupe. Its 3.0L straight-six engine will develop in Alpine’s variant close to 360hp and 500Nm of torque, 60hp more and 100 Nm over the standard E 92 335i. This model will be the hottest version derived from the BMW 3-series coupe until the M3 will arrive.
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Clever car, this, and perhaps more significant than it would first appear. The D3 is a shrewdly calculated attempt to capture a substantially larger audience for Alpina, precision-targeted with a Â£26,995 ($51500) price-tag, and offering just enough of the well-known Alpina brand qualities to distinguish itself from the regular BMW alternative, which in this case would be a 320d Sport.
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