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Alpina B3 S and B4 S updated for Oz

By Chris Thompson, 18 Oct 2017 News

BMW Alpina B3 Sedan & wagon rears

German tuner’s 3 and 4 Series based cars have copped a price cut and some more power

Based on the BMW 3 and 4 Series, Alpina’s B3 S and B4 S have been given more power and new features, while having prices lowered for Aussie buyers.

The Australian arm of the German BMW tuning company has announced a new B3 S will be coming to Australia in both Sedan and Touring forms for $142,900 and $149,900 respectively.

This means they’ve had $13,000 and $11,000 slashed from their list prices.

BMW-Alpina-B3-rear.jpgSimilarly, the Alpina B4 S Coupe and Cabriolet are now priced at $149,900 and $159,900.This is an $11,000 cut for both B4 S models.

More good news is that the cars also now come with more kit – and more grunt.

The B3 S and B4 S have had their turbo setups revised, and have been given an extra 23kW and 60Nm in the process. Total outputs of the twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight six, which is shared by both cars, are now 324kW and 660Nm.

Two of the variants (out of four) now have revised 0-100km/h sprints, with the B3 S Touring reaching 100km/h in 4.3 seconds. The B4 S Cabriolet also achieves the same time.

BMW-Alpina-B4-rear.jpgHowever, the B3 S sedan still runs a 4.3sec 0-100km/h, and the B4 S Coupe remains a tenth quicker than the rest.

Across all four variants, a revamped eight-speed automatic ‘Switch-Tronic’ gearbox is the only option for swapping cogs.

Inside, Merino leather sports seats are now standard equipment, with new LED lights all around and ‘Park distance control’ also no longer just options.