The 2023 Alpina D3 S receives a fresh face, and its 350-hp powerplant carries over from the pre-refresh model.

2023 alpina b3 debuts with more powerful engine making 488 hp

Listen to this article

The 2023 Alpina B3 and D3 S arrive in sedan and wagon body styles to give the recently refreshed BMW 3 Series a sharper edge. In Germany, both models are available to order now, and deliveries begin in October 2022.

The B3 receives a more powerful 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six engine. It now makes 488 horsepower (364 kilowatts) and 538 pound-feet (730 Newton-meters). These are gains of 32 hp (24 kW) and 22 lb-ft (30 Nm) over the previous version. The power runs through an eight-speed automatic.

To achieve the extra output, Alpina fits the engine with flow-optimized turbine housings, a larger intercooler, relocated radiators, and air ducts with an improved cross-section. The gearbox has an updated torque converter.

The B3 sedan hits 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 190 mph (305 kph). The wagon hits 62 mph in 3.7 seconds and reaches 188 mph (302 kph).

The powertrain for the D3 S carries over from the pre-refresh model. A 3.0-liter twin-turbo diesel-fueled inline-six makes 350 hp (261 kW) and 538 lb-ft (730 Nm). The sedan reaches 62 mph and a top speed of 170 mph (273 kph). The wagon hits 62 mph in 4.8 seconds and can achieve 168 mph (270 kph).

Both the B3 and D3 S exclusively come with all-wheel drive and have an electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential. They benefit from Alpina’s parts for the springs, bump stops, and stabilizers. The company also recalibrates the settings for the steering.

The tuned 3 Series features a new front splitter with Alpina branding in the center. The rear bumper has integrated surrounds for the pair of exhaust outlets on each side. Alpina’s trademark angular stripe design adorns the models’ flanks.

Inside, the B3 and D3 S adopt the 14.9-inch curved display from the refreshed 3 Series. Alpina recolors the gauges on the digital instrument panel to the company’s traditional blue and green scheme.

Alpina can work with customers to personalize the cabin’s upholstery, including selecting the piping, stitching, embroidery, and embossing. The firm offers naturally treated Lavalina leather

The B3 sedan starts at €88,600, and the wagon is €89,900. The D3 S four-door begins at €77,050, and the long-roof variant costs €78,450. These prices are for the German market and include the country’s 19 percent sales tax.

Keyword: 2023 Alpina B3 Debuts With More Powerful Engine Making 488 HP

TECH'S NEWS RELATED

5 Best Garage Heaters Under $200, According to CNET

5 best garage heaters under $200 from CNET To heat or not to heat A heated garage makes it easier to regulate your home’s temperature There are plenty of excellent reasons to keep your garage warm, especially during colder months. Not only is an ice-cold garage unpleasant to enter, ...

View more: 5 Best Garage Heaters Under $200, According to CNET

Cummins Completes USAC Sweep

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — On the eve of the Lawrenceburg Speedway Fall Nationals, Kyle Cummins firmly stated that Lawrenceburg is the place where he really wanted to win. On Saturday night, the Princeton, Ind. native got the one that had eluded him for so long as he slid into the ...

View more: Cummins Completes USAC Sweep

Prodrive Hunter: Chasing Victory On & Off-Road

The Dakar Rally is one of the toughest competitive motorsport events in the world, testing both driver, navigator and their machines. Brutal landscapes that range from huge sand dunes that all look the same and stretch as far as the eye can see, to jagged rock-covered terrain which relentlessly punishes tyres and suspension ...

View more: Prodrive Hunter: Chasing Victory On & Off-Road

3 Cheap 2022 Kia Rio Alternatives Under $20,000

The 2022 Hyundai Accent is an affordable Kia Rio alternative The Nissan Versa is a cheap new car for under $20,000 You can’t go wrong with a 2022 Toyota Corolla While the affordable subcompact class seems to have fewer options every year, there are still affordable options for consumers ...

View more: 3 Cheap 2022 Kia Rio Alternatives Under $20,000

F1 delays Singapore GP start amid torrential rain

F1 2022 Singapore Grand Prix: Starting Grid Russell to start Singapore GP from pits after PU change Formula 1 has announced that the start of the Singapore Grand Prix will be delayed following a downpour at the Marina Bay Circuit. Just an hour before the cars were set to ...

View more: F1 delays Singapore GP start amid torrential rain

Meyer Shank Acura Rules Atlanta

BRASELTON, Ga. — Tom Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis needed to finish ahead of Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque to win the Daytona Prototype international drivers’ championship. They did that and much more. Blomqvist, Jarvis and Helio Castroneves combined to win the 25th Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road ...

View more: Meyer Shank Acura Rules Atlanta

5 Things Honda improved on its 2022 Africa Twin

The engine is even sweeter The electronic suspension is a must-have The new CRF1100 handles a bunch better than its predecessor The windscreen does a much better job of protecting the rider Another diabolical Honda windscreen adjuster The throttle is kinda touchy Honda’s 2016 CRF1000 pioneered the concept that ...

View more: 5 Things Honda improved on its 2022 Africa Twin

80,000 km with a Ford Endeavour: 8th service update & issues faced

The service bill for the 7th service came to Rs. 10,514. BHPian A.G. recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Eighth and Ninth Service Experience: Quite late in sharing the same but trying to bring it upto speed. The eighth service of 70,000 Kms was done in June 2021. The ...

View more: 80,000 km with a Ford Endeavour: 8th service update & issues faced

3 Advantages the 2023 Buick Envision Has Over the Nissan Murano

Vote: Pick your favourite from Anything But The Car Sunday

My Tata Altroz is nearly a year old & has completed over 29,000 km

F1 2022 Singapore Grand Prix: Starting Grid

Eurokars Auto Pte. Ltd. is BMW’s second dealership in Singapore

Next Mercedes E-Class Wagon Spotted In Public For The First Time

‘We’re witnessing the start of a transport revolution - courtesy of the Citroen Ami’

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR owner's guide video details the race car for the road

Oliveira defeats Miller to score Thai MotoGP win as Quartararo fails to score

When Goodwood became a bus depot

Can Less Powerful Porsche 911 GT3 Beat BMW M4 CSL In A Drag Race?

Russell to start Singapore GP from pits after PU change

OTHER TECH NEWS

;