If you want a fast BMW 3-Series, but don't want an M3 for some reason – commonly the reason is either "I know nine guys with M3s and they're all asshats" or "I drive in lots of snow and ice" – you now have a factory supported option: the Alpina B3. Power from the 3-series' inline six has been pushed up to 410 horses and torque to 400 lb-ft, up from 300 hp and 300 lb-ft. 

All wheel drive will be an option, and naught to 60 mph should take around 5.0 seconds. 

Related: The 2013 BMW Alpina B7
Related: Alpina D5 Bi-Turbo is Powerful and Shockingly Efficient

[via Autocar]

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