Alpina B3 twin-turbo at Geneva
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.
The B3 twin-turbo will have a top speed of 285 km/h and will be able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in only 4.9 seconds. That is certain faster than the D3. Possibly the only disadvantage of the B3 Biturbo is the using of a 6-speed automatic transmission.
At Geneva we can expect yet more Alpina news, with a possible new version of the B5. We have to expect at some serious performances considering the power of the existent model. With more than 500hp and 700Nm of torque the new B5 will be certain faster than all the standard M-versions.
The B3 model is already announced as a premiere on the Geneva Motor Show web-site.