Geneva 2011 – Alpina BMW B5 Bi-Turbo Touring – rpmGo.com

Alpina BMW B5 Bi-Turbo Touring

Those of you that want a fast car, but still need the practicality of an estate, Alpina has exactly what you need, the BMW B5 Bi-Turbo Touring. Based on the latest generation of the 5-Series station wagon version, Alpina tweaked the car’s engine which now produces 507 hp and 516 lb.-ft (700 Nm). This massive bi-turbo V8 engine prepared by them accelerates the B5 from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 188 mph (303 km/h).

Alpina BMW B5 Bi-Turbo Touring

To provide efficient braking, Alpina installed 375 mm discs in the front and 345 mm discs out in the back. All that power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a modified BMW’s 8-speed Sport automatic gearbox.

Alpina BMW B5 Bi-Turbo Touring

Other performance upgrades include a lowered suspension that has sports springs; big 20-inch lightweight alloy rims that are wrapped around in Michelin Pilot Super Sports rubber that measure 255/35 ZR20 in the front and 285/30 ZR20 for the rear wheels.

Alpina BMW B5 Bi-Turbo Touring

It also got a mild aero package that includes a new front apron, roof spoiler and a rear diffuser. Inside the cabin, it benefits from a bespoke leather treatment for the steering wheel and the sports seats, along with Alpina’s blue gauges and exclusive decorative trims.

Source: Carscoop

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