Spy Photos: ALPINA B5

5-series, Featured Posts | February 19th, 2010 by 14
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Geneva Motor Show will host the premiere of another BMW-based model: ALPINA B5. Built on the new generation F10 5 Series, the B5 will bring …

Geneva Motor Show will host the premiere of another BMW-based model: ALPINA B5. Built on the new generation F10 5 Series, the B5 will bring all the latest innovation from the Buchloe-based automaker.

All the ALPINA trademarks remain on this car as well: the four oval tailpipes framed in the rear by the bumper diffuser, the raised bootlid, and ALPINA custom wheels. The diffuser with fins as seen on ALPINA B6 S is present as well.

The engine is rumored to be a revised version of the V8 Twin-Turbo engine from the BMW 550i F10, carrying the internal name N63. We anticipate the engine to produce around 507 horsepower and 516 lb-ft (700Nm) of torque.

 Spy Photos: ALPINA B5

It is also fairly certain that the B5’s engine is matted to the eight-speed automatic transmission and will therefore represent the first production vehicle from Buchloe with eight switching stages.

The ALPINA B5 will make its debut in less than 10 days at the Geneva Motor Show.

[Source: M5Board via BimmerToday ]

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