F31 Touring

Video: BMW ALPINA B3 BiTurbo

We are not going to be apologetic in our love of all things Alpina. Sure they are expensive, sure they sometimes can be a bit over the top but that is the whole point. The automobiles that Buchloe churns out are nothing less than stellar when you consider the bespoke nature and exclusivity they represent. The B3 BiTurbo is the essence of performance and luxury wrapped into one. Don’t believe us? Check out the video. The caveat being the US can only dream of this car- especially in wagon form.

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BMWUSA Launches the 3 Series Touring Configurator

We\’ve never been subtle about our love of the wagon here at BF. With similar utility to a crossover but with more dynamic qualities they offer the best of both worlds to those who don\’t want to compromise. However they\’ve been a dying breed in the US for many years. Case in point the current 5 Series wagon (the F11) that BMWNA decided to not import. However the F31 is here and as of today, officially in the BMWUSA.com configurator.

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Bi-Turbo and Style, The New Alpina B3 BiTurbo

It takes a lot to be an auto manufacturer in Germany. It takes even more to hang with the best and that is precisely what Alpina has done with their newest offerings (at least on paper). The all new B3 is a slick interpretation of luxury and performance in an exclusive package. Truth is, over the years we have met some seriously passionate BMW personalities but few come close to Alpina\’s proprietor Andreas Boviensapien and we have grown to respect the brand a great deal. As an engineer and race driver that has a knack for building things that get up and go in a hurry Andy shows genuine enthusiasm, as is evident by the twinkle he gets in his eyes when discussing products that are finished up at his Buchloe factory.

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BMW at NAIAS: Full Press Conference & Video Tour

NAIAS 2013 represented a big show for BMW in several ways. Most importantly was the introduction of the 4 Series coupe concept. But production cars also had their time in the spotlight with the M6 Gran Coupe and Z4 LCI both debuting in Detroit. The US market also saw the debut of the 320i and the 3 Series Touring. And on top of that there was the press conference with a handful of new details around BMW\’s future in the US and current production status. All told well worth the trip for us. And while we couldn\’t take you with us, we have the next best thing with a full video recap of the show.

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