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Alpina B3 Touring E46 is a compact executive station wagon in production from 2000 to 2006. It was available with a range of modified inline-6 engines that displaced 3.3 liters.
Based on E46 BMW 3 Series Touring, the Alpina E46 B3 Touring was originally based on the E46 BMW 328i. After the facelift (LCI), an AWD model (B3 3.3 Allrad) based on the 330ix and a higher-output model (B3 S) based on the 330i were used. This corresponds with M52TUB28 and M54B30 base engines respectively.
As usual, the B3 is extraordinarily handsome and is an equally-desirable alternative to the E46 M3, which did not come in wagon form. The modified I6 engines are still easy to DIY and maintain (provided that no Alpina-specific parts require replacement).

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 75% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Very beautiful
  • Rather reliable and easy to DIY
  • Great handling
Cons
  • Started AWD nonsense
  • MacPherson front suspension

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Specifications

B3 3.3B3 3.3 Allrad ATB3 3.3 ATB3 S

Capacity

Cargo Capacity435 L / 15.4 cu-ft ~ 1345 L / 47.5 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity63.0 L / 16.6 gal
Passengers5
Payload500 kg / 1102 lbs500 kg / 1102 lbs540 kg / 1190 lbs540 kg / 1190 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearVentilated discs
Power SteeringHydraulic Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size225/40 ZR18, 255/35 ZR18225/40 ZR18, 255/35 ZR18225/40 R18, 255/35 ZR 18225/40 ZR18, 255/35 ZR18

Construction

Body Style5-door Station Wagon

Dimensions

Size | Height1409 mm / 55.5 in
Size | Length4478 mm / 176.3 in
Size | Width1739 mm / 68.5 in
Track Width | Front1471.0 mm / 57.9 in
Track Width | Rear1481.0 mm / 58.3 in
Weight1620.0 kg / 3571.5 lbs1630.0 kg / 3593.5 lbs1525.0 kg / 3362.1 lbs1525.0 kg / 3362.1 lbs
Wheel Size8J x 18, 9J X 188J x 18, 9J X 188J x 18, 9J x 188J x 18, 9J X 18
Wheelbase2725 mm / 107.3 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h6.1 sec7.2 sec6.6 sec5.8 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph5.8 sec6.8 sec6.3 sec5.5 sec
Fuel Economy11.0 L/100km / 21.4 MPG (combined) | 16.1 L/100km / 14.6 MPG (urban) | 7.8 L/100km / 30.2 MPG (highway)11.7 L/100km / 20.1 MPG (combined) | 17.3 L/100km / 13.6 MPG (urban) | 8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (highway)11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (combined) | 18.2 L/100km / 12.9 MPG (urban) | 8.1 L/100km / 29.0 MPG (highway)11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (combined) | 16.4 L/100km / 14.3 MPG (urban) | 8.0 L/100km / 29.4 MPG (highway)
Top Speed262.0 km/h / 162.8 mph252.0 km/h / 156.6 mph261.0 km/h / 162.2 mph266.0 km/h / 165.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Engine | Bore86.4 mm / 3.4 in86.4 mm / 3.4 in87.0 mm / 3.4 in87.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Compression Ratio10.2:1
Engine | Displacement3.3 L / 201.4 cu-in / 3300.0 cc3.3 L / 201.4 cu-in / 3300.0 cc3.3 L / 204.2 cu-in / 3346.0 cc3.3 L / 204.2 cu-in / 3346.0 cc
Engine | Power280.0 hp / 208.8 kW @ 6200 rpm280.0 hp / 208.8 kW @ 6200 rpm305.0 hp / 227.4 kW @ 6300 rpm305.0 hp / 227.4 kW @ 6300 rpm
Engine | Specific Output84.8 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in84.8 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in91.2 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in91.2 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke93.8 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Torque335 Nm / 247.1 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm335 Nm / 247.1 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm362 Nm / 267.0 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm362 Nm / 267.0 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
Engine | TypeNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears6-speed5-speed5-speed6-speed
Transmission | TypeManualAutomaticAutomaticManual

Production

Availability2000 ~ 20062001 ~ 20062003 ~ 20062003 ~ 2006

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