Noted BMW tuning company, Alpina, has come out with a pair of new programs for 2012 BMW models. One of the models is for the 2012 3-Series, which they’re dubbing as the ’B3 GT3.’ The comprehensive tuning program includes aerodynamic, suspension, and performance modifications, offering fans of the iconic 3-Series a smorgasbord of improvements on the sports coupe.

For the aerodynamic program, Alpina fitted the 3-Series with a carbon fiber front splitter that has been mounted under the car’s front spoiler, as well as new dive plates that were added on the side of the car’s front valence. The rear end of the 3-Series also got some improvements in the form of a carbon wing and a new rear diffuser, and the package is completed by a new wheel and tire setup consisting of a new set of 19" Alpina GT3 Classic lightweight alloys wheels wrapped in a choice of either Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires or Michelin Pilot Sport Cup+ tires. Inside, the improvements were limited to a new black leather finish with matching Alcantara and Recaro sport seats.

As one of the most popular BMW tuners in the world, Alpina has made a name for itself for their outstanding engine upgrades. Their work on the 2012 B3 GT3 is no different, thanks to a modified exhaust system and a titanium new rear silencer that added juice to the car’s already modified 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine. The result is an output of 402 horsepower and 398 lb/ft of torque, numbers that are good enough to hit 0-62 mph in just 4.6 seconds.

The only downside to the 2012 B3 GT3 program is that Alpina will only build 99 units of it. The cost for one has been pegged at €90,000, which is around $121,300 based on current exchange rates.

  • 2012 BMW B3 GT3 by Alpina
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    twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine
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    3000 L
  • 0-100 time:
    4.6 sec.
  • Price:
    €90,000 ($121,300)
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  (459) posted on 01.9.2012

I am not that impressed on its looks but its speed performance looks better on it. I can’t believe that this one will be on that amount. Very pricey green car like this.

  (317) posted on 12.12.2011

Its engine specs is already quite satisfying on this race car. Moreover, I also have to agree with them that it looks very attractive and lovely in spite of having only an ordinary detailing for a race car.

  (419) posted on 12.7.2011

Yeah! I have to agree with that, and I hope that BMW would release a video about on its figure performance. I just really want to determine of it could have an impressive speed on that output.

  (427) posted on 12.6.2011

As long as it is on a twin-turbo inline engine, it will surely no doubt that it would have an impressive figure performance, and I’m really so excited to determine if what’s the maximum speed of this race car!

  (447) posted on 12.6.2011

402 horsepower is really good for a sedan vehicle but for a race car, I don’t think so. Well, I should still prefer a Porsche or a Ferrari vehicle than with this GT3.

  (600) posted on 12.5.2011

Well, for me, it doesn’t matter if it didn’t look like the other future race car which is really so stunning on their appearance. The most important is the engine and the figure performance of a sports car and this GT3 have it.

  (347) posted on 12.2.2011

Yeah! I have to agree with that, but it still doesn’t look better unlike with the other race car. Anyway, I wonder if it also had a safety feature that it can offer the fact that it is a sports car?

  (570) posted on 12.1.2011

It looks so great on its green body paint! smiley Well, I also noticed that its engine output is really quite good but not great for this kind of vehicle. I don’t think that it would give a nice speed for this race car.

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