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.

ALPINA B5 Bi turbo available now in the UK

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 ]

  • Laszlo

    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)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497041056 Daniel Hoang

      As with all BMWs, the numbers are conservative. The Alpina will make at least on par with the e60 M5 or maybe slightly better.

  • viper

    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

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Shincai

      Of course what else can an ***** like you say.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497041056 Daniel Hoang

      These are conservative numbers, Lexus IS350 claimed 5.6 seconds when most drivers posted about half a second faster.

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Shincai

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

  • lboogy

    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!

  • http://hotmail.com M5-2011

    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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