Last month, ALPINA released a teaser of their upcoming B5 BiTurbo model built on the new generation F10 5 Series. The unveiling was set for the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, but early photos broke on the internet.
As expected, the B5 enhances the aggressive look of the current 5 Series by offering its own treatment. Similar to what we have seen on the B7, the new B5 offers a blend of luxurious performance, elegant styling, sporty handling and exclusivity.
ALPINA B5 represents an alternative to the BMW M5, but will continue to differentiate itself from the M5 with its traditional branded elements, such as the oval four tailpipes or the larger air vents incorporated into the bumper.
Under the hood the B5 carries the current V8 engine from BMW, which is also used in the ALPINA B7. The engine found in the B5 carries the internal designation N63 and has its power output set to 507 horsepower and maximum torque of 700 Nm. The powerplant is matted to a modified version of ZF’s eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Top speed is set to be limited to 191 mph and the car runs dash in only 4.7 seconds.
ALPINA claims the B5 offers class-leading fuel economy and CO2 emissions, at 26.1mpg (combined) and 252g/km respectively.
No pricing for the car has been announced, but UK buyers should expect to pay around £70,000 for the car. The first deliveries are expected in the autumn.
[Source: Neil Whitehead and ALPINA ]