ALPINA B5 Bi-turbo available now in the UK

5-series | August 6th, 2010 by 8
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After making its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, the ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo is now available to order in the UK. The …

After making its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, the ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo is now available to order in the UK. The company believes the UK is one of its strongest markets, which is one of the reasons the B5 Bi-turbo made its debut at the previously mentioned festival.

First introduced in the BMW ALPINA B7 Bi-Turbo, the all-aluminum V8 powerplant endows the new B5 Bi-Turbo with sensational pace. It achieves 507 horsepower (373 kW) at a moderate 5,500rpm, with maximum torque of 700Nm from 3,000 to 4,750rpm. The “Bi-Turbo” appellation refers to the two turbochargers comfortably nestled inside the V shaped 8 cylinder block.

They work in parallel, each feeding one of the two cylinder banks. Specially developed for ALPINA in partnership with Honeywell-Garrett, the bespoke exhaust turbines are generously dimensioned. Compared to its super-charged predecessor, this engine configuration delivers more torque over a broader rev range and improves throttle response at low revs.

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The engine is matted to an dapted and tested in cooperation with ZF, advanced SWITCH-TRONIC 8-speed sport automatic transmission.

The B5 Bi-turbo can top 191mph. 0-62mph time remains the same however; 4.7 seconds.

According to the automaker, B5 Bi-Turbo is a class-leader performer in terms of emissions and economy in the super sedan segment: 10.8 l/100km (26.2 Imp. mpg) and 252g/km CO2 (Combined as per the ECE Norm).

When compared to the upcoming BMW M5, ALPINA says the B5 ‘fills a significant market gap’ and offers an ‘unbeatable combination of luxury, exclusivity and performance’.

Deliveries begin in the UK later in the year.

[Source: MotorTorque ]

8 responses to “ALPINA B5 Bi-turbo available now in the UK”

  1. Laszlo says:

    extra 107HP and the 0-60 times remains 4.7s ? WTF ? Did Alpina screw up something ? Or they have to be conservative as they do not want to hurt the M5 sales ? If they say it does 0-60 is 4.3s and the M5 will do it in 4.1 but will be 20grand more expensive then who will pay for that ?
    anyway 107HP has to do something with the 0-60 time even if they changed the gear ratio longer in order to achieve higher top speed. 107HP is over 25% gain !!! (base model is 400HP)

  2. viper says:

    its a complete nonsense with numbers.500hp and 4.7? the e60 alpina with 500hp did it faster , the improvement? there isnt any except the car looks much worse than e60

  3. Shincai says:

    4.7 seconds is just fine. I’d take it
    It looks amazing in white too!

  4. lboogy says:

    ALL OF YOU ARE HATERS! NONE OF YOU EVEN OWN A THIS CAR AND PROBABLY NEVER WILL! 4.7 OR 8.7 ITS A FRIKIN BI TURBO BIMMER FOR GOODNESS SAKE! FASTER THAN ANY YALLS CARS!

  5. M5-2011 says:

    sorry, a 4.7 second full size luxury sedan that can reach 191 mph is faster than any one of you will ever go so stop complaining

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