8-Speed Sport-Automatic Transmission

The 8-Speed Sport-Automatic Transmission 8HP76, developed further in cooperation with transmission specialist ZF, impresses with its harmonious shift characteristics and offers a wide selection of shift modes, ranging from comfort to super sporty. The ALPINA specific transmission software, in interplay with revised transmission mechatronics, ensures faster response and quicker shift times, meaning that the BMW ALPINA B3’s impressive power is delivered effortlessly and efficiently at all times.


For maximum dynamics the driver can change gears using the SWITCH-TRONIC shift buttons on the back of the steering wheel in MANUAL Shift Mode. In combination with the SPORT+ setting of the Driving Experience Control, automatic up-shifts at red-line rpm are supressed for more driver control. New ergonomically optimised SWITCH-TRONIC shift paddles, CNC machined from solid aluminium and finished in black matt, are optionally available for the first time.

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:                                                                              28.5 mpg                         28.5 mpg
CO2 emissions combined:                                                                                   228 g/km                         228 g/km
CO2 efficiency category:                                                                                     F                                   F

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.


Determined on the basis of the measured CO2 emissions taking into account the mass of the vehicle.