2012 Alpina BMW B3 GT3

Noted BMW tuning company Alpina recently made a return to international motor sport racing by introducing the limited edition of BMW B3 GT3.

The ultra features of Alpina BMW B3 GT3 demonstrate the technical expertise and cutting edge automobile technology of exclusive BMW Alpina automobiles.

The car combines the exceptional technical features and characteristics of the ALPINA B6 GT3 and classic design features of iconic ALPINA automobiles of the past, offering ALPINA customers a number of improvements on the sports coupe.

The production of the B3 GT3 is limited to only 99 units and the cost of each has been estimated at around €90,000 euro or $121,300.

Performance

Engine - By employing the smooth twin turbocharged 3.0 liter six cylinder engine from B3 S Bi Turbo, the performance and torque are enhanced and power output has been increased by 8hp.

Brakes - BMW B3 GT3 features a high performance brake system that is attached with six piston fixed calipers at the front and four-piston on the rear end. Brakes are characterized by good control and response and excellent fading resistance, which can sustain high stress and load.

Exhaust - B3 GT3 Titanium exhaust system is developed in collaboration with Akraprovic and is lightweight and elegant. The back pressure is reduced by using titanium rear silencers and tailpipes, removing middle silencer and using large diameter pipes.

Suspension - The race bred coil over suspension technology increase real performance, levels of lateral grip and fine tuning.

The B3 GT3 comes with Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires for everyday use and an optional Cup wheel and tire set for racing.

Exterior

The exceptional and sophisticated aerodynamics features such as the carbon front splitter mounted beneath the front spoiler, dive plates mounted on the sides of front valence and carbon wing mounted at the rear.

Interior

The interior upholstery is of leather or Alcantara, and the ergonomically shaped Recaro sports seats provide comfort and optimal lateral support.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe GT Base Price: € 90,000.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.6 gallons (63 liters) Miles Per Gallon: 24 Combined
Dimensions
Length: 183.7 in. (466.8 cm) Wheel Base: 108.6 in. (276 cm)
Height: 55.3 in. (140.5 cm) Width: 70 in. (178.2 cm)
Curb Weight: 3384 lbs (1535 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 15.1 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance
Engine: Siemens Inline-6 Displacement: 2979 cc
Horsepower: 408 HP Max RPM: 6000 RPM
Torque: 398 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed ZF Automatic
0-60 mph: 4.5 seconds Maximum Speed: 186 mph (300 km/h)