More power, lower price for GT range
Local pricing and specifications for the upgraded Alpina B3 S and B4 S BiTurbo range have been detailed this week, with the powered-up range bringing significant price cuts.
Headlining the updates is a revised engine, with the twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight six fitted to all models now developing 324kW (up from 301kW) thanks to new turbochargers and an updated cooling system.
Additionally, B4 S models get some minor cosmetic changes in line with the LCI update rolled out across the BMW 4 Series range - the B4's donor vehicle - earlier this year, including new LED head- and tail-lights, along with revised bumper treatments.
Prices are down across the line-up, too, with the B3 S BiTurbo sedan kicking off at $142,900 plus on-road costs (down from $155,900), while the B4 S BiTurbo coupe will start at $149,900 plus ORCs (down from $160,900).
Meanwhile, the B3 S BiTurbo wagon kicks off at $149,900 plus on-roads (was $160,900), and the B4 S BiTurbo convertible comes in at $159,900 plus ORCs (was $170,900).
Standard equipment is largely the same for the updated range, including 20-inch Alpina Classic alloy wheels, stainless steel exhaust system with quad-tipped tailpipes, rear spoiler, Merino leather trim, electrically-adjustable sports seats, LED headlights, along with front and rear parking sensors.
Options include more upmarket 'Lavalina' leather for the interior ($7646-$13,710), adaptive cruise control ($1042), heated steering wheel ($250), and a range of metallic paints ($1679-$8106).
Alpina B3 S and B4 S BiTurbo pricing
B3 S sedan - $142,900
B3 S Touring - $149,900
B4 S coupe - $149,900
B4 S convertible - $159,900
All prices exclude on-road costs