Chassis & Suspension

ALPINA sports suspension

The ALPINA sports suspension combines sport springs and stiff anti-roll bars to provide superior road holding, balanced handling and pronounced agility. The adaptation of the Variable Damper Control bears the unmistakable signature of ALPINA engineers. It offers three modes COMFORT+, COMFORT and SPORT which provide a wide range of driving experiences ranging from pronounced ride comfort to maximum agility and dynamics.

Variable sports steering

The enhanced variable sports steering system supports directional stability, agility when cornering, and comfortable manoeuvring. For the first time the driver can choose from three steering modes: COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+. While in COMFORT mode the focus is on smooth directional stability with a high sense of safety even at high speeds, while the SPORT modes aim to maximise responsiveness and precision.

High-performance brakes

The performance brake system, comprising four-piston fixed brake callipers with brake discs of 395 mm diameter on the front axle and floating brake callipers with brake discs of 345 mm diameter on the rear axle, offers excellent deceleration and sensitive modulation. Brake callipers are finished in ALPINA Blue and feature a white ALPINA logo. The optionally available high-performance brake system with light-weight drilled brake discs and highly heat-resistant brake pads offers even more direct pedal feedback and thermodynamic reserves.

Ultra-high-performance tyres

Superior road holding, balanced handling and precision steering are also the result of an intelligent wheel and tyre choice. Customers may choose between an entirely new ALPINA DYNAMIC 19” wheelset featuring a 5x4 multispoke design or an optional ALPINA CLASSIC 20” forged wheelset with a traditional, minimalistic 20 spoke design which also sees the reintroduction of the trademark lockable wheel hub cover. Specifically developed by Pirelli tyre experts for the BMW ALPINA B3, the new Pirelli P Zero marked ALP utilises ultra-high-performance compounds to deliver highest grip levels in all situations.

Limited-slip differential as standard

The electronically controlled rear axle limited-slip differential increases driving dynamics particularly when cornering with high lateral loads. The BMW ALPINA B3 corners with a rear-wheel drive emphasis and the increased power transfer and traction allow particularly dynamic acceleration out of corners.


Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions according to the applicable EU Directive VO (EU) 715/2007:

BMW ALPINA B3                                                                                                       Saloon                       Touring  
Fuel consumption, combined:                                                                                    9.9 l/100 km               9.9 l/100 km
CO2 emissions combined:                                                                                         228 g/km                    228 g/km
CO2 efficiency category:                                                                                            F                              F

The disclosed fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured according to WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) and converted to NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) for comparison purposes. Depending on your country, vehicle related taxes or other duties may be based on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data which differs from that shown here.

Further information on specific fuel consumption and specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars is given in „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” which can be obtained free of charge at all points of sale and from the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Helmut-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen.

EU tyre label

EU tyre label = fuel efficiency class / wet grip class / external rolling noise class, external rolling noise value

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EU tyre labels - information according to Regulation (EU) 2020/740