Aside from the touring bodystyle, the B5 Touring is otherwise unchanged from the Alpina B5 Sedan. Which is to say, its a V8 Twin Turbo monster pushing out 500HP and capable of speeds upward of 300 km/h or (190MPH) and 0-60 in 4.8seconds. Not bad for a vehicle which can do double duty as family hauler and grocery getter.
This vehicle also fills a unique niche, as there is no Touring version of the new M5, this will be the most powerful Touring available with a BMW badge at the moment.
Here is what Autocar had to say about the B5 Touring…
The german language catalogue for the new M5 was made available shortly after the internet launch of the M5, and now here is the English language version we are hosting for download. This catalog has all the info you want coupled with beautiful imagery of the M5.
We bring you a new set of beautiful Individual cars, again from the factory-owned Munich dealer and again from Dackelone. First is a F10 550i Sedan in Sepang Bronze. This color was introduced with and available for the E60/1 M5 and E63/4 M6 models. While BMW decided to not offer it as standard color for the F10 M5, these photos show it still works great on the new 5-series.
Next is an F11 520d Touring in Imola Red. This might be a relief for people moaning about BMW not offering any red color for the F10 M5. If you’re willing to pay the price (€ 4,400 in Germany) it should be available for the M5 as well and — as you see — look great.
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BMW’s new series of MPowered Performance videos have been a real hit so far. Part 1 saw the BMW 1M drifting precisely through concrete walls cut to the shape of the 1M. And now the theme of precision handling continues in Part 2, which is based atop the world’s highest helicopter landing pad. Thats enough said, watch the video below!
Here is an interesting video around the engine of the F10, describing the main differences and improvements over the X5/X6M engine.
And another one about the M5 brakes
The BMW X1, the very first and still the only premium vehicle in its segment, continues to extend its pioneering position in the field of fuel efficiency. In the autumn of 2011, the model diversity across the range of the compact all-rounder will be complemented by the BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition. This model, which was systematically designed to provide driving pleasure simultaneously combined with reduced fuel consumption and emission levels, is powered by a 120 kW/163 hp four-cylinder diesel engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. With an average fuel consumption of 4.5 litres/100 km and a CO2 emission level of 119 grams per kilometre it achieves best marks for efficiency in a BMW X model. Furthermore, from the autumn of 2011, a newly developed four-cylinder … CONTINUED
Sabine Schmitz might be out of Ring Taxi duty, but she can’t seem to let go off BMW M models. For the German car show TURBO, Sabine reviewed the 1-series M Coupe, and if it can live up to its marketing claims.
Even if you don’t understand German you can see what a blast she had. Or, in her own words: “The 1M makes you wanna drive fast.”
Color us unsurprised. At the M Night last Thursday, BMW pulled the wraps off the M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology). As we reported, it’s the most focused E90 M3 version yet, making use of innovative carbon fiber production technology. Powered by a 450hp 4.4L version of the award winning S65 V8 engine and exclusively painted in Frozen Polar Silver, production of the M3 CRT is limited to only 67 units.
Well, it now appears that 67 people were willing to spend at least EUR 130,000 for this car. Autobild reports that the M3 CRT has supposedly already completely sold out, within 2-3 days of its unveil.
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Your very first drive of the 2012 BMW M5 (F10) can now be virtual. The console game Forza Motorsport 4 has launched and will feature the all new F10 M5 on its cover! The very first screenshots from the game are posted inside.
Buyers of the Limited Collector’s Edition get an extra 25 cars from various exclusive car packs, including the 2012 BMW M5. But not only will the new M5 be featured on the cover of Forza 4, but also available as part of the “BMW M5 Fan Pack,” available starting at launch to all Forza 4 owners who download it from Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
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