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Spy Photos: 2011 ALPINA B5

Spy Photos | March 13th, 2010 by 3

Geneva Motor Show has passed and despite our initial report confirming the ALPINA B5 at the show, the Buchloe-based automaker focused their efforts on the …

Spy Photos: 2011 ALPINA B5

Geneva Motor Show has passed and despite our initial report confirming the ALPINA B5 at the show, the Buchloe-based automaker focused their efforts on the B7 and the new B3 S.

In the mean time, several prototypes continue their testing process and they have been spotted recently by the fellows at Motor-Talk.de.

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

The front-end sports a more aggressive bumper than the standard 5 Series model, along with wider side skirts.

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: 2011 ALPINA B5

ALPINA B5 will debut sometimes this summer and pricing has yet to be announced. In a conversation with ALPINA executives at the Geneva Motor Show, it was confirmed one more time that the B5 will not be coming to the U.S.

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