Following the announcement of a significant funding into plant Rosslyn earlier this yr for its fiftieth anniversary in SA, BMW has revealed the restricted version Alpina B3 which commemorates the enduring 333i.
Saying a significant funding of R4,2 billion on the firm’s Rosslyn plant exterior of Pretoria, BMW’s fiftieth anniversary in South Africa has been a significant chapter in its native historical past. The native department of the automaker made point out of a restricted version mannequin to commemorate this anniversary to CAR Journal and now it’s right here! Say hiya to the BMW 333i-inspired Alpina B3.
BMW might be taking a step into the world of electrification in South Africa with plant Rosslyn gearing as much as produce the next-generation BMW X3 plug-in hybrid in late 2024 however earlier than then, the automaker is celebrating the straight six motor and its particular place in South African tradition.
The Alpina B3 AWD incorporates a 3,0-litre straight-six motor that includes two Alpina-specific mono-scroll turbochargers. The result’s 364 kW and 730 N.m which is chanelled to all corners by way of and 8-speed automated. This implies the particular version mannequin can dash to 100 km/h in 3,6 seconds earlier than topping out at 305 km/h.
With this additional efficiency, the mannequin options Alpina’s high-performance sport chassis and exhaust system in addition to its brake system with particular heat-resistant brake pads and drilled disc brakes. Different bespoke options embody sport suspension with variable damper management; 4 driving modes (Consolation+, Consolation, Sport and Sport+); particular springs, bump stops and stabilisers, and distinct calibrated variable sports activities steering.
There’ll solely be 5 models of this particular version mannequin coming to South African shores and so as to add an additional particular native contact, these Alpina B3 fashions will bear the corporate’s distinctive anniversary brand all through the inside and exterior. BMW states the Alpina B3 50 Years of BMW South Africa version will solely be made accessible in Mzansi, with the mannequin completed in signature Alpina Inexperienced II metallic paint.
The mannequin bears significance to the enduring 333i from the mid-Nineteen Eighties, of which 200 had been constructed – the 20-inch solid wheels on the Alpina B3 are a useless giveaway of its inspiration whereas different exterior particulars embody the Alpina particulars and silver lettering on the entrance spoiler.
Pricing on the mannequin together with motorplan, VAT and CO2 tax is R 2 960 341,20 however for any potential consumers keen to outlay this quantity, all 5 models of the limited-edition mannequin have already been bought and might be handed over to their house owners by the shut of the yr.