Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo – based on F30 – going to Paris image

The Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo, which will be based on the new generation of the BMW 3-Series, the F30, will be officially presented to the public at the 2012 Paris Motor Show next month.

The BMW aftermarket specialists at Alpina are planning to develop the most powerful version of the new 3-Series yet, until the new M3 will hit the market anyway, and this will be known, of course, as the B3 Bi-Turbo. The Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo will be officially presented to the public at the 2012 Paris Motor Show next month and, even if there is no official word from the carmaker on this subject for the moment, the guys at autocar.co.uk are saying that the model will be based on the new 335i.

According to our source, the new Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo will be based on the 335i and it will get a modified version of the model’s 3.0 liter straights six-cylinder engine, which is expected to develop a total output of 400 horsepower and a peak of 400 lb-ft of torque (540 Nm), out of which 75 percent will be available from as low as 1,300 rpm. Standard versions of the new B3 will get rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive will be offered as an option for the Sedan, the Touring, the Coupe and even for the Convertible.