455bhp Alpina B3 Touring revealed at Frankfurt motor show 

Alpina has unveiled its take on the BMW 340i Touring, upping power and tweaking aesthetics 

Though this year’s Frankfurt show has provided us with some questionable BMW design, Alpina’s given us some faith with its take on the new 340i Touring. The German manufacturer has added its usual subtle design touches, whilst increasing power and tweaking components for better performance.

The model is powered by the BMW’s 3-litre, in-line six-cylinder, turbocharged B58, and thanks to Alpina’s work, now produces an M3-rivalling 455bhp and 516lb ft of torque – that’s up around 87bhp and 148lb ft over standard. Top speed is now in excess of 186mph, and although no 0-62mph time is quoted, we’d imagine it would sit around the four seconds mark.

Subscribe to evo magazine

evo is 21 and to celebrate, we're returning to 1998 prices! Subscribe now to SAVE 39% on the shop price and get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £25!

> BMW 4-series Coupe concept previews new 4-series and M3/M4

Under the skin is BMW’s xDrive system, giving it the ability to put power to whichever axle needs it most – whilst this increases safety, it also helps provide the model with its M-esque acceleration. An electronically controlled rear differential lock comes as standard, but you can opt for a limited-slip differential for those back-road blasts, should you desire. The 340i’s excellent ZF eight-speed transmission has also been tuned for snappier shifts and more efficient operation.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

As for design, Alpina has given the 3-series its trademark treatment, with 19-inch wheels coming as standard, and 20-inch multi-spoke pieces at an additional cost. Larger Alpina-branded calipers sit around uprated discs, while a new front bumper and diffuser set add aggression at the front. The rear also sees tweaks, with a new rear bumper and diffuser surrounding the quad-tip exhausts.

The design touches continue in the cabin, with Alpina branding throughout, and every conceivable option ticked to make sure you’re in ultimate comfort. The model shown is finished in a rather exquisite green on white leather combination, but we’d imagine there are plenty of options to choose from configuring your own...

Pricing is yet to be revealed, but we’d expect something around the £70,000 mark. Order books open at the start of next year.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/bmw/3-series/201742/ac-schnitzer-readies-3-series-performance-upgrades
BMW 3 Series

AC Schnitzer readies 3-series performance upgrades

11 Sep 2019
Visit/porsche/porsche-taycan/17091/2020-porsche-taycan-revealed-750bhp-ev-ready-to-go
Porsche Taycan

2020 Porsche Taycan revealed – 750bhp EV ready to go

11 Sep 2019
Visit/bmw/4-series/201722/bmw-4-series-coupe-concept-previews-new-4-series-and-m3m4
BMW 4 Series

BMW 4-series Coupe concept previews new 4-series and M3/M4

11 Sep 2019
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/mercedes/18211/mercedes-amg-one-hypercar-shown-in-new-teaser-video
Mercedes

Mercedes-AMG One hypercar shown in new teaser video 

AMG’s F1-powered ultimate hypercar has been shown on track in a new clip
6 Dec 2019
Visit/nissan/gtr/21433/limited-run-nissan-gt-r50-to-enter-production-in-2020
Nissan GT-R coupe

Limited-run Nissan GT-R50 to enter production in 2020

First customer GT-R50s set to hit the road next year, with prices starting beyond the €1million mark
5 Dec 2019
Visit/buying-advice/19675/used-car-deals-of-the-week
used cars

Best used cars for sale this week

We’ve delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week
5 Dec 2019
Visit/features/22907/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-col-de-turini
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Col de Turini

We take the Hyundai i30 Fastback N up the Col de Turini, a 31km stage of the Monte Carlo World Rally Championship
19 Jul 2019