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BMW’s Alpina B3 Touring is practical, pretty and potent
8 May 2017
SALES of BMW’s high-performance models and sports flagship M-cars demonstrate Australia’s enthusiasm for propeller-badged cars with punch, but for more than half a century local fans have been denied the exclusive Alpina range that has been available in Europe.
Since 1965, the BMW-backed manufacturer has been taking standard models and adding its own touch of luxury, style and performance, but from last year, a handful of models went on sale in Australia as well.
The first fleet consisted of the B4 coupe and convertible which start life as a BMW 440i, the B3 sedan which is based on a 340i and a version of the same car in the Touring wagon body.
While the B4 and B3 sedan appeal to a particular set of customers and have their own direct rivals, the B3 Bi-Turbo Touring has its own unique charm and appeal that not only sets it apart from its siblings and similar BMW models, but almost everything else on the road.
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Model release date: 1 November 2016
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