The Alpina B3 could be one the best reasons not to go for a BMW M3. On the road the B3 feels monumentally quick, even down the shortest straights. And the auto gearbox works perfectly in conjunction with the engine, blipping downshifts smoothly and with just the right number of revs when you shift manually, and picking off gears with similar speed and dexterity on the way up. The B3 Biturbo may lack two cylinders and 54bhp compared with the M3 but it has much more torque (368lb ft versus 295lb ft) and isnt restricted by a speed limiter. So the zero to 60mph takes 4.9sec, while the top speed is 180mph. And thats to say nothing of what is arguably the B3s biggest attribute; its amazingly calm and civilized ride. Key to this are its tyres, and they allow the B3 to glide over even quite rough roads with the sort of refinement you normally only associate with luxury saloons. This No.121 of 130 ever built B3 convertibles comes in Sapphire Black with Saddle Brown leather uphlostery a long list of extras to include Proffessional Satelite Navigation, Bluetooth phone connectivity, adjustable lumbar support, wind deflector Bi-Xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors - see more deta
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