If you’re looking for a sports sedan with plenty of performance but won’t get a second look from the fuzz, the BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo might just be for you. While it may look like a stock standard 3-Series to the average onlooker, performance fans will immediately recognize the hunkered-down stance, multi-spoke alloys and quad-exhaust tips that characterize the latest Alpinas.
Alpina’s range of hotted-up BMWs aren’t as hardcore as your typical M cars but they do offer a significant bump in performance over the standard BMW lineup. British journo Chris Harris found this out recently in his latest video for YouTube’s Drive channel.
He was driving a 2013 BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo, which is based on the 335i sedan but gets a custom twin-turbocharger kit, a limited-slip differential and 20-inch alloy wheels. Thanks to Alpina’s tuning, the car’s 3.0-liter engine is delivering 410 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to get the sports sedan from 0-62 mph in just 4.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 189 mph.