Can’t wait for the new BMW M3? Well, the folks over at Alpina have unwrapped their B3, which offers a healthy 345 kW/700 N.m and tops out at a heady 303 km/h.
Still, it’s plenty of oomph from the tuned turbocharged 3,0-litre engine, delivered to all four corners via a suitably tweaked eight-speed automatic transmission. The xDrive all-paw system has likewise been revised.
The result is a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in a claimed 3,8 seconds, with 13,4 seconds required to reach 200 km/h.
Alpina has, of course, done plenty of other work under the skin of its take on the 3 Series, adding items such as Eibach springs, adaptive dampers, an electronically controlled limited-slip differential (at the rear) and upgraded brakes on both axles. A set of 20-inch alloys has also been added.
Original article from Car