that has a completely new BMW 5-series Come . . . Smokin’ Hot completely new Alpina B5s!
Eager to feast your eyes on a pair of ultra-exclusive BMWs in which likely won’t ever set a tire on American pavement? coming from the 2017 Geneva auto show, we bring you the newest Alpina B5 Biturbo designs based on the completely new 5-series sedan (which we do get from the U.S.) in addition to the Touring wagon (which we don’t). Each B5 incorporates the usual rash of Alpina upgrades, including a stonkin’ twin-turbocharged V-8 in addition to the BMW outfitter’s signature 20-spoke wheels.
The Alpina-modified 4.4-liter V-8 is usually truly the star of the show here. the item’s essentially the same engine in which, installed in the 7-series-based Alpina B7 sedan the item offers from the U.S., made the nearly 5000-pound four-door the quickest dealership-sold BMW we’ve ever tested. Considering in which the V-8 puts down 0 horsepower in addition to 590 lb-ft of torque, the B7’s feat seems almost inevitable. The 144-hp disparity between the Alpina V-8 in addition to BMW’s stock unit in the M550i can be chalked up to the former’s completely new turbochargers, Mahle pistons, intake design, in addition to computer tuning.
from the B5s, the V-8 distributes power to all four wheels using the same ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission, in addition to Alpina estimates in which the B5 sedan can hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. (Tack on a different 0.1 second for the B5 Touring.) The B7 we tested did the deed in 3.4 seconds, so we’re thinking Alpina’s performance estimates for these lighter B5s are conservative. More believable, if you can believe the item, are Alpina’s claims in which the B5 sedan can do 205 mph in addition to in which the less aerodynamic B5 Touring wagon can reach only 202 mph.
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Not only are these two B5s fast, however they’ll look not bad on the move or standing still thanks to their subtle Alpina Centeng kits, slightly lowered suspensions (with BMW’s completely new rear-wheel-steering widget), in addition to those trademark Alpina wheels. Inside, tweaks to the 5-series’ digital gauge cluster make the item display Alpina’s own layouts (including one in which digitally renders Alpina’s signature blue-faced analog gauges), in addition to the company covers the seats with its own quilted leather.