The 2023 BMW Alpina B3 Sedan and Wagon have been redesigned!
2023 BMW Alpina B3 Sedan and Wagon – Overview
It’s in our nature to desire things we can’t have.
Some of us in the United States genuinely want the newly revised 2023 BMW Alpina B3 sedan (a.k.a. Saloon) or wagon (a.k.a. Touring), but we won’t be able to have either.
So instead, Alpina’s specially tuned 3-series sedan and wagon are saved for our international enthusiast peers.
Here are the major highlights:
- 2023 BMW Alpina B3 sedan & wagon are updated versions of the standard BMW 3-series, with new style and technology.
- Powertrain enhancements for the Alpina vehicles include 33 horsepower and 22 pound-feet of torque.
- Unfortunately, the B3 sedan and wagon from 1923 aren’t available in the United States, but if they were, they’d cost around $98,000.
Like the regular ’23 BMW 3-series cars that frequent our shores, the Alpina variations get restyled external features and a redesigned dashboard.
The new crossover elements are a more angular front bumper and smaller headlights.
Similarly, the driver and front-seat passenger now have access to a curved display that spans the majority of the dashboard and includes a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system.
The most noticeable modification to the ‘23 Alpina B3s comes under the hood, cosmetic changes, and new technology.
First, BMW‘s tuning house worked on the car’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six engine, installing a new exhaust system and updated engine software to help it breathe better.
As a result, horsepower and torque have improved, with the former increasing from 462 to 495 hp and the latter from 516 to 538 pound-feet.
The offered multispoke 20-inch wheels on both Alpina versions make them immediately distinguishable (a set of 19-inches is standard).
However, a closer look reveals “Alpina” lettering on the bottom edge of the front bumper and specific badging on the trunk lid and rear hatch of the sedan and wagon, respectively.
In addition, both body variants contain distinct interior features, such as a plaque on the centre console with a unique build number.
The inside materials available for the Alpinas are also far more diverse than those available for a standard BMW.
On the company’s website, the ’23 BMW Alpina B3 Saloon and Touring can presently be customized (we recommend viewing the Australian or U.K. version).
However, both B3s have a starting price of around $98,000 in the United Kingdom.
We’d gladly pay the money for the wagon pictured here, painted in a lovely shade of Alpina Green if we had the chance.