The 3 Series touring is now forbidden fruit for us in the US. With the M3 Touring the frustration for us wagon lovers has gotten worse. And now there’s the BMW Alpina B3 which delivers what will likely be the same performance with more comfort and style. Autotrader took a B3 out before the UK went into lock down to see if this new Alpina truly is a secret M3.
The most powerful BMW ALPINA B3 of all time is driven by the latest generation straight-six 3.0 litre engine with Bi-Turbo charging. With an output of 462 hp going through an xDrive system, the B3 gets to 60 mph in around 3.5 seconds.