BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo gets updated V8 engine with 600 horsepower

5-series | November 19th, 2015 by 1
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Last year, German automaker ALPINA unveiled the special edition ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo EDITION 50 produced for customers worldwide. Created and developed to celebrate ALPINA’s 50th …

Last year, German automaker ALPINA unveiled the special edition ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo EDITION 50 produced for customers worldwide. Created and developed to celebrate ALPINA’s 50th Anniversary in 2015, these vehicles all exhibit unique features sourced from ALPINA’s long and eventful heritage. Now, the B5 Bi-Turbo gets an engine upgrade.

The powerful 4.4 liter V8 Bi-Turbo has been developed further, increasing output to 441 kW (600 hp) and 800 Nm of torque. The BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo Sedan accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds, onto a top speed of 328 km/h. Combined consumption according to ECE Norm remains at 9.5 l/100km and 221 g/km CO2.

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The ALPINA sport suspension with Adaptive Drive now comprises electronically adjustable dampers and active roll stabilisation. In combination with a limited slip differential, which is now also standard, the BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo offers even more dynamic handling and increased traction.

Standard equipment is now enhanced starting with the BMW full leather Merino upholstery, a leather covered instrument panel and elegant ALPINA Piano lacquer interior trim.

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An optional lightweight titanium exhaust system by Akrapovic is now available to customer who are looking for a unique and distinctive V8 soundtrack. Compared to the stock exhaust, the Akrapovic-made system is 17kg lighter. An optional high-performance fixed-calliper brake system provides even more fading stability in extreme conditions.

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The BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo Saloon is available in German from Euro 108.600,- incl. tax, while the Touring model sells for Euro 111.900,- incl. tax.

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