Another piece of fine consumer advice brought to you by Chris Harris! This time the man takes the new Alpina B3 Biturbo for a spin to see first what it’s like as a souped-up version of the F30 3 Series, and second, can it be considered as an alternative to the upcoming BMW M3 sedan.
Harris’ Alpina B3 Biturbo review includes comments on the car’s performance, ride quality, features, and, as always, the immaturity factor that is the ability to go sideways:
The 2013 Alpina B3 is powered by the a twin-turbo in-line six-cylinder engine developing 410 hp and a whopping 600 Nm of torque. As a result it can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, and on to a top speed of 190 mph. You can have it with all-wheel-drive if you live outside UK, but with rear-wheel-drive this car does hold a candle to the M3. Styling-wise, the B3 is distinguished over normal 3 Series with a discrete body kit and some large Alpina wheels.