BMW Alpina B3 Touring review

Category: Performance car

Section: Introduction

Alpina B3 Touring 2022 front
  • Alpina B3 Touring 2022 front
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 rear cornering
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior dashboard
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior rear seats
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior infotainment
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 front tracking
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 right tracking
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 front left tracking
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 front right static
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 front cornering
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 headlights detail
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 rear lights detail
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior front seats
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior driver display
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior detail
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior seat detail
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior detail
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 boot open
  • Alpina B3 Touring 2022 front
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 rear cornering
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior dashboard
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior rear seats
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior infotainment
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 front tracking
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 right tracking
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 front left tracking
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 front right static
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 front cornering
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 headlights detail
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 rear lights detail
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior front seats
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior driver display
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior detail
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior seat detail
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 interior detail
  • BMW Alpina B3 Touring 2022 boot open

Introduction

What Car? says...

The BMW Alpina B3 Touring looks a lot like the 3 Series estate car it's based on, but that appearance is deceptive – in a good way. Tuning company Alpina has taken the already accomplished 3 Series Touring M340i xDrive and added a spoonful of spice to it.

Or perhaps two heaped spoonfuls of spice. The Alpina B3 Touring has enough punch to step on the toes of more aggressive rivals, from the Audi RS4 Avant to BMW’s own M3 Touring, which is due later in 2022.

There's a single trim level, and you can combine the factory-fitted options available with the regular 3 Series with a wealth of Alpina-specific extras.

Over the next few pages of this review, we’ll tell you how the BMW Alpina B3 Touring stacks up against some of the best estate cars in terms of performance, interior quality, practicality and running costs.

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