Alpina B3: Perfect Road Car (Thrashed on Track) -- /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

  • Published on 7 years ago

    THE DRIVE

    Runtime: 07:27

    It's a great fusion of speed, stealth and subtlety and it's built for the road. Problem is, it needs to be drifted, so we had to take it to a track.

Debeli Stric
Debeli Stric

It would be fun to flash a bmw m3 on autobahn doing 270kmh to move in a slower lane because its factory limited to 270 and you can go like 300+

2 months ago
Andre
Andre

How can I get those rims for my f30?!?

4 months ago
ELSA IceQueen
ELSA IceQueen

How does this caption refer to "Alpina" as "our penis"???

4 months ago
Anand Nair
Anand Nair

how reliable is an Alpina?

5 months ago
JP Bredenkamp
JP Bredenkamp

Should’ve used the m sport front bumper 😫

5 months ago
André Lima
André Lima

Years after and it's way classier than M3s

5 months ago
CarGuy66
CarGuy66

Jason camissa or what's his name says BMW can't do anything right these days....

5 months ago
Chris Fell over
Chris Fell over

Wat a good driver

5 months ago
Paul Lockwood
Paul Lockwood

All these years later, and I still never get tired of watching that.

5 months ago
Rafael Zárate
Rafael Zárate

ikr?! my fav "sleeper" car

5 months ago
Seymore Butts
Seymore Butts

Alpinas always have looked so naf IMO. Horrible oversized wheels, horrible chrome and an Alpina badge which all adds up to make a good looking car look like it’s dressed in a Reebok tracksuit. Spend a couple grand more and get an M car.

5 months ago
STEFAN LAUGENIE
STEFAN LAUGENIE

A very very fine car indeed.... Too bad about the front body panel gaps that should be visible from pluto on a clear night........!!!

5 months ago
Antonio Campos
Antonio Campos

I wish we got this car in the US :/

5 months ago
Srewster
Srewster

Watching this in 2020 and remember how much better Chris Harris was before he was diluted by top gear :(

5 months ago
Max Leishman
Max Leishman

He's diversifying on many platforms now. Topgear isn't his only outlet. It just pays his bills

5 months ago
Srewster
Srewster

DC Williams get through what?

5 months ago
DC Williams
DC Williams

Settle down drama Queen. We'll get through this

5 months ago
Will Churchill
Will Churchill

Chris Harris is the David Attenborough of cars.

6 months ago
Christian Wengert
Christian Wengert

Just bought one

7 months ago
cole reed
cole reed

I always love when I see alphinas. U know the driver knows about their car.

10 months ago
DirtyPoochRacing
DirtyPoochRacing

I was thinking "no Chris green trousers are not OK" then I notice they're shorts and I'm like "hmm well green shorts are ok actually carry on mate" So my question is this - why are green trousers a definite no yet green shorts are a go?

Year ago
Daniël Oost
Daniël Oost

I really hate the rims on alpina’s

Year ago
Alcoholic smoker
Alcoholic smoker

How is this guy being able to see the road 🤔 🤣

Year ago
Dave Shirazi
Dave Shirazi

Alcoholic smoker 🤣

5 months ago
aQuestionableQuestion
aQuestionableQuestion

Never been much of a beemer fan, but man if Chris were an Alpina salesman he'd make a sale on me any given day

Year ago
K F
K F

shame that the B3 is not available in the US market...such bullshit

Year ago
Steve Birmingham
Steve Birmingham

Give me an Alpina every day of the week, as a discreet drivers car there is nothing better , just wish i had the pennies to buy one

Year ago
Billy Hensh
Billy Hensh

Nice watch too..Is that a Rolex submariner or sea dweller..?

Year ago
S G
S G

May as well have left the brackets or if the title

Year ago
T. 10
T. 10

The only BMW I'd buy and especially in touring version

Year ago
Michael Jacobi
Michael Jacobi

Found a 2008 Alpina B3 convertible with 27,000 miles. They want 14k but it has a rebuilt title, should I do it?

2 years ago
10W-40
10W-40

What is the soundtrack that start at 0:05?

2 years ago
Valon Saramati
Valon Saramati

Did anyone else thought all the time : you are driving too mutch left , you are going to destroy the wheelt on these rocks 😂

2 years ago
Daddy In da house
Daddy In da house

Forget m , alpina the real Deal

2 years ago
Punyadhorn Dassananchalee
Punyadhorn Dassananchalee

They' made D over the M

2 years ago
NorthSea0il
NorthSea0il

Is Alpina to BMW what RUF is to Porsche?

2 years ago
Béla Bá
Béla Bá

@dennis foster Alpina, not "Alpine"...

Year ago
dennis foster
dennis foster

Partly yes. Both alpina and Ruf are official manufacturers and NOT tuners

Year ago
Béla Bá
Béla Bá

Not anymore.

Year ago
Mike Mellor
Mike Mellor

With the inevitable grey interior for the old grey men who will buy it.

2 years ago
Leandro
Leandro

Should've used a N54 Lol

2 years ago
pblackjac
pblackjac

It would be nice to see Chris get more into possible luxury appointments and gadgets on the inside. I say this because soon as anyone who knows better sees the word Alpina... they already know that it's gonna be slower. So show us where the money is being spent.

2 years ago
Palmer, By Taylor
Palmer, By Taylor

190 mph?!?!?!?! That’s fucking incredible

2 years ago
Catalina
Catalina

0:50 The subtitle says "because people that buy our penis"

2 years ago
Ashwadh Prasad
Ashwadh Prasad

This guy gets boring at times. Jeremy or Richard never got boring.

2 years ago
Wessel Holtslag
Wessel Holtslag

Twin Turbo ≠ Bi Turbo

2 years ago
BMWONLY
BMWONLY

Review: https://youtu.be/lA0m-UWg4do

2 years ago
soundseeker63
soundseeker63

Definitely turned out to be better looking and less embarrassing than the M3.... aside from the dated looking wheels.

2 years ago
Cristian Ionuț Macovei
Cristian Ionuț Macovei

Hi ,;)) can you take the Alpina DS5 2017 please and describe all you can about this car please! Thanks!!!;))

2 years ago
Michael Khoury
Michael Khoury

0:49 turn on subtitles

2 years ago
Felipe RC
Felipe RC

I hate those people.

9 days ago
fasdiablo
fasdiablo

Haha, Oh dear !!

Month ago
Ains Mas
Ains Mas

Oh god

4 months ago
Car Things
Car Things

he have the same watch as mee yay

2 years ago
TsLeng
TsLeng

Those rims looks like they will kerb themselves even when the car is not moving!

3 years ago
radiocrash
radiocrash

where are these roads?

3 years ago
Don Hate
Don Hate

this has to be my 5th or 6th time watching this

3 years ago
BobJan
BobJan

Chris Harris... this is not sub-M3 .... NO, this is better than the M3 ..... M3 is rubbish..... this B3 is great !!!

3 years ago
HarryC26
HarryC26

I just don't understand how people can't see how amazing Alpina is!

3 years ago
Simple Car Blog
Simple Car Blog

did he say like a SAAB and M3

3 years ago
TheLuckyDawg24
TheLuckyDawg24

How do people think these wheels look good? they're absolutely hideous

3 years ago
Yashodhan Goenka
Yashodhan Goenka

Where are the tyres :o

3 years ago
insomniscient
insomniscient

"You can easily get... ZOOM" 2:28 lol

3 years ago
Jeffrey Miller
Jeffrey Miller

What is the final drive ratio on the rear end?

3 years ago
Don Mox
Don Mox

Where is this? The scenery is so beautiful

3 years ago
Brawn Cowen
Brawn Cowen

CHRIS HARRIS FOR TOP GEAR

3 years ago
dcx45
dcx45

better half comes up "Who's the geezer? He stole the car." :D

3 years ago
WhitewalkerII
WhitewalkerII

I've just seen one in black like this one. What an amazing sound

3 years ago
LimitlessCXIVI
LimitlessCXIVI

What's the song playing in the background?

3 years ago
10W-40
10W-40

Took me along damn time to find, had to email people. Its: Ben Beiny - Raising Awareness Its royalty free music but it costs $49 to get the premiumbeat license to download it without watermark.

4 months ago
Res Non Verba
Res Non Verba

A lovely car and a simple yet very good review.

3 years ago
FolkRoots
FolkRoots

Absolutely awful seating position this guy has chosen. The steering wheel is level with his eyes, lmao.

4 years ago
David Alton
David Alton

He's a successful racing driver as well as a journalist .He knows what he's doing ,

Year ago
investment tudor
investment tudor

You obviously have no idea why he sits this Low. Check out FIA WTCC. They sit on the floor. lowering the weight

2 years ago
Cash Bonanza
Cash Bonanza

are alpinas available in the uk ? can't see that on BMW's site, just on the US site

4 years ago
Cash Bonanza
Cash Bonanza

@Burnham76 thanks

4 years ago
Burnham76
Burnham76

You can search for Alpina on the Approved Used Search on the normal UK BMW website. If you want to configure a new one, you can here: http://www.alpinaconfigurator.co.uk

4 years ago
Billie Bleach
Billie Bleach

Does this Alpina engine still has the 10% bigger engine. It used to be a 3.3liter...I don't know it still is.

4 years ago
Billie Bleach
Billie Bleach

WhitewalkerII alright. Thx

3 years ago
WhitewalkerII
WhitewalkerII

It was a 3.3 litre but a long time ago

3 years ago
Steve Edward
Steve Edward

Does it come in manual?

4 years ago
WhitewalkerII
WhitewalkerII

No only automatic

3 years ago
The Mongoose
The Mongoose

Go to 19inch wheels and 35-40 profile and stick it in sport mode

4 years ago
Michael Williams
Michael Williams

I see this car. I love the look and idea of the car. I can only think of how paranoid I would be about constantly getting speeding tickets. It's hard enough not to speed in my diesel X5

4 years ago
SuperTallFlapJackStack
SuperTallFlapJackStack

The intro.... God bless Alpina! And God bless the art of drifting!

4 years ago
Lewis72
Lewis72

That looks massive !! I thought it was a 7 at first.

4 years ago
Simon Coles
Simon Coles

Love the Alpina wheels... saw a E60 M5 on giant Alpina rims the other day it it looked fantastic.

4 years ago
BSG
BSG

I have them on my 335i

3 years ago
Ripearripear
Ripearripear

Gr6 vid but too short!!!

4 years ago
Cyril Machete
Cyril Machete

Hhmm, not really a fan of Alpina's

4 years ago
absolutepressur
absolutepressur

If you haven't heard of toe compliance and want to know what it is, watch the center of the rear wheel at 5:57.

4 years ago
p jay
p jay

I think that's just tyre distortion over the bump, it makes it look like the wheel is turning in but it's not actually.

Year ago
dvsrs
dvsrs

LOL - a BMW ALPINA - Bi Turbo. with 4 exausts.............. " subtle ". I know what he means but still funny.

4 years ago
DO51 LAB
DO51 LAB

190 mph is crazy crazy performance for a 3 series - based car. Completely mad

4 years ago
Rizaldy7
Rizaldy7

Beautiful road

4 years ago
richfairclough123
richfairclough123

He's always the road by my house!! Hope I get to follow over the mountain one day...

4 years ago
Sun Seeker
Sun Seeker

Absolutely great test with awesome shots - love it!

4 years ago
Ettaeaafjuinvttswweer
Ettaeaafjuinvttswweer

oooo the young Alpina

4 years ago
Catalin
Catalin

5:58 with speed 0.25, that's where you cry

4 years ago
Roberto Cheerio
Roberto Cheerio

Man I know! You can even watch the wheel pivot hard on it's vertical axis like it was steering itself. That's a lot of force at work on the suspension bushings.

4 years ago
KermitTheFr0g
KermitTheFr0g

+Catalin Mecatalin Indeed it is... I wonder why they fit those massive 20" rims on their cars. Not only does it look slightly unreasonable or even "yobbish". A higher profile tire might allow a slightly more comfortable ride as well, I assume.

4 years ago
Aymen Ben Chaben
Aymen Ben Chaben

its may be more luxurious andncomfortable than the m 3 but not morenpowerfull even the biturbo of alpina ingeneers

4 years ago
Kleinermann413
Kleinermann413

The Alpina is NOT less than an BMW M. First of all the Alpina is only limited at 190 mph. (as every audi bmw or merc (called gentleman's agreement)) Second Alpina got a history. You may not know this but Alpina is the older BMW tuner out there. Third: The BMW M is designed for an aggressive trim for people who want to drive their car on the racetrack. The Alpina is designed for businessmen or other guys who want something different. Alpina is for understatement.

4 years ago
dennis foster
dennis foster

Alpina is NOT a tuner. Its a manufacturer

Year ago
AllAspectPlay
AllAspectPlay

+WhitewalkerII you'll get it at AMG and Quattro for sure , it's called Driverspackage at AMG and Dynamicpackage at Quattro. That's doable over here in Germany.

4 years ago
WhitewalkerII
WhitewalkerII

+Kleinermann413 Alpina cars are mostly not limited. 305 km/h is its real top speed. BMW, Audi and Mercedes usually limit their cars to 250 km/h, with some sport models that can be unlimited or have a higher limit if you pay for it.

4 years ago
ace855
ace855

Would you say it is subtle?

4 years ago
Thomas van der Meer
Thomas van der Meer

+ace855 subtle as a golden rolex

4 years ago
WestCoastBabyIAight
WestCoastBabyIAight

german licence plates but steering wheel on the right side?

4 years ago
Ian Nixon
Ian Nixon

S Miller ....british armforces personnel in Germany can order a right hand drive car as per EU rules, and when they return back home, no problem.

3 years ago
Mk8 Miller
Mk8 Miller

Guess its a press car for the British?

4 years ago
Dani Jussen
Dani Jussen

Who else cried at 5:54 ?????

4 years ago
TheLOL4DUDE
TheLOL4DUDE

Like a river

3 years ago
SuperTallFlapJackStack
SuperTallFlapJackStack

Me

4 years ago
Fiat AB
Fiat AB

Yeah i know

4 years ago
calo libo
calo libo

Like the song , who know?

4 years ago
10W-40
10W-40

Took me along damn time to find, had to email people. Its: Ben Beiny - Raising Awareness Its royalty free music but it costs $49 to get the premiumbeat license to download it without watermark.

4 months ago
Gabe Burnett
Gabe Burnett

He's on the wrong side of the road!

4 years ago
LrdKev
LrdKev

Wish these were available in the U.S.

4 years ago
WhitewalkerII
WhitewalkerII

@MUH FACKS To make it simple: B6 Gran Coupé and B7 are sold in the USA and Canada. D3, B3, D4, B4, XD3, D5, B5, B6 (coupé and gran coupé) and B7 are sold in other countries. The only other model sold in the USA and Canada was the Roadster V8 (Z8), it was the first Alpina sold in America. In other words, America is f***ed partly because of stupid norms.

4 years ago
M F
M F

thought that's what it was; but only seen b7's here in US. i guess b3,b4,b6 are not available in US?

4 years ago
Lerako Moeng
Lerako Moeng

This is the

4 years ago
WhitewalkerII
WhitewalkerII

@Max S. I am sure Alpina doesn't sell engines nowadays because I've never heard of it and it's not consistent at all with their current philosophy. Concerning the Akrapovic exhausts, it's like with other subcontractors (Alpina doesn't make everything, it's the same with Alpina-spec ZF gearboxes). I'm also sure they deliver the parts to Alpina only. For example the BMW M3 GTS Akrapovic exhaust was - and is - only available for M3 GTS owners.

4 years ago
Max S.
Max S.

@WhitewalkerII They did sell all the parts (even engines) in the past, and I know for a fact that they sell parts (like wheels and bumpers) nowadays too. Engine...may be a different story (but you can buy engines from almost any other company too, so why not), and the exhaust-system isn't from Alpina themselves to begin with.

4 years ago
Dennis Kristensen
Dennis Kristensen

Never liked the Alpina wheels though...

5 years ago
Eichelkompressionsspinne
Eichelkompressionsspinne

+Dennis Kristensen god I wish there was a way to put different wheels on a car. That would be so awesome, I wonder why nobody has thought of that?

4 years ago
Alex Chen
Alex Chen

Eh I have absolutely no idea why Alpina loves there huge wheels and low pros. Couple that with the biturbo N55? Eh I already booked my European delivery for my M4 Euro Delivery in Welt. I will trade in my 2013 335i Sport Line in March. I test drove 3 different configurations and sealed the deal. I hate that quad exhaust setup. If Apina was trying to be "subtle" and "smooth" why they fit those huge wheels/tires in addition to heavier motor layout and a quad rear exhaust beats me lol. IMHO the M3 18" standard performance wheels and tires, DCT or 6 speed, adaptive suspension, will drive laps around circles around this car. The B7 is definitely something they did right for those in that market. But not for a baby F car....

5 years ago
Kleinermann413
Kleinermann413

+Alex Chen The Alpina wheels have a long tradition as the valve of the tire is mounted in the middle (!) of the wheel. I think because of the small salenumbers they only mount two different options.

4 years ago
Virelio
Virelio

I've never seen any real Alpina/Hamann BMW on the road before (besides those who only put on the bodykits and rims). Who buys these cars?

5 years ago
michaelarnold4
michaelarnold4

+Virelio in cincinnatti ohio there is a black b7. have observed it personally. ive heard one of the Bengals football players. owns it.

4 years ago
B. Sh.
B. Sh.

+MasMember Really often is exaggerated. I've only seen two yet. And one belongs to my neighbour. E46 B3 manual. He wants to sell it, too.

4 years ago
Il Valentino
Il Valentino

+Virelio There is a guy in my neighborhood with a B7 and brand new B6 Gran Coupe. I live in California, north of San Francisco.

4 years ago
White Ghost
White Ghost

it is an expensive supergramps

5 years ago
Doogie Spence
Doogie Spence

Cost though? What is it... $50 more grand than an M3.. And a worse car

5 years ago
Jadarius Pennyfeather
Jadarius Pennyfeather

+hêlêl he already is a dumbass. Lol

4 years ago
hêlêl
hêlêl

+Doogie Spence You're just being overly aggressive to everyone because you realise you looked like a dumb ass from your original comment.

4 years ago
Nanorisk
Nanorisk

+Doogie Spence 50G “MORE” than an M3? Either you can get an M3 for a few thousand pound or you just brain farted big time.

4 years ago
HesteBremse
HesteBremse

+Doogie Spence Sorry but a "worse car" is subjective with this Alpina - They have been doing this stuff for years and years and there is a very good reason they still exists and sell their cars, but Mr. Harris already explained it in the vid.

5 years ago
Adam Hoevel
Adam Hoevel

+Doogie Spence Did you not watch the video? its $50 grand you moron...

5 years ago
Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton

About as much as you need if your 6 numbers came up on the Lottery

5 years ago
Peter Burt
Peter Burt

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 years ago
bizzle6874
bizzle6874

I really wish we got all the alpina models in North America instead of Just the B7. There have been so many I have wanted over the years.

5 years ago
Mosa Sakö
Mosa Sakö

+WhitewalkerII another price league

4 years ago
WhitewalkerII
WhitewalkerII

+bizzle6874 You can get the B6 Gran Coupé too

5 years ago
fromrahova
fromrahova

just as fast as the normal C63...

5 years ago
StPaul76
StPaul76

It's funny how times change. A decade and a half ago a limited slip differential was pretty standard for rear wheel drive performance cars but nowadays you have to get a special or at least semi customized model to get one :D I guess it's because electronic cadgets are cheaper to build than high grade steel mechanics like a slip differential. My old Z3 Coupé from 2000 has a 25% locking slip differential but a late model 300hp+ 335i lacks one.. :D

5 years ago
StPaul76
StPaul76

@***** Yeah I guess you're right. Me I'm just old fashioned mechanics-kind-a guy. Modern cars have much more advanced stability control electronics than older cars but still.. In a 300+hp German sports coupé I'd think there ought to be a slip differential no matter what.. :D

4 years ago
Veilside Shaman
Veilside Shaman

Fuck GRID2.

5 years ago
Snilsson
Snilsson

Great car, but Alpinas design for add-ons, wheels and big letters on the trunk is very ugly.

5 years ago
Romulus
Romulus

Why can't we have the B3/B4 in the US? Sigh.

5 years ago
Romulus
Romulus

And yeah, I know we have the b6/7. Saw a b6 last week.

5 years ago
Romulus
Romulus

We're one of the biggest if not the biggest importers of luxury cars in the world. The Chevy/ford thing only applies to trucks and people living in the rust belt and other rural areas. Where I live it's all German and Japanese cars.

5 years ago
Chris hauser
Chris hauser

But no b3/4 :/

5 years ago
Chris hauser
Chris hauser

@Zapp Rogerstein Actually, I was just scrolling though the BMW website, and I found that they do infact sell Alpina's here. But only the B6 and B7. (6 series and 7 series) B6: http://www.bmwusa.com/bmw/6series/ALPINAB6 B7: http://www.bmwusa.com/bmw/7series/ALPINAB7

5 years ago
Little Man
Little Man

@Zapp Rogerstein Cause Americans only love heavy, fuel-devouring old Chevys?

5 years ago
M0thaphucka
M0thaphucka

I nut every time i see those wheels

5 years ago

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