The touring variant (F11) of Alpina’s B5 Bi-Turbo is set to debut at the Geneva Auto Show next week. The Alpina F11 B5 is expected to boast the same performance specs as the potent F10 B5 sedan - powered by a 500hp/516lb-ft 4.4L V8 twin-turbo, mated to a ZF 8 peed sport automatic transmission (”Switch-tronic”).
0-100kmh (62 mph) is accomplished in 4.8 seconds, just 0.1 sec slower than the F10 B5 sedan. Top speed is 186mph.
Pricing starts at €98,800.
The F11 B5 configurator can be found at http://www.alpina-configurator.de/ More details and photos to come from Geneva.
While others are speculating what to expect from the new BMW M5 coming later this year, the German Autozeitung didn’t waste its time guessing about the future but rather attended to the hottest F10 5er to date, the Alpina B5 Biturbo. Ingredients? To name just a few, 4.4L V8 Biturbo rated at 507hp and 700NM, 8-speed automatic, and limited slip differential (optional).
The outcome? As Autozeitung puts it, the Alpina B5 is the “best and most powerful F10 5er to date.” They praise the “felicitous combination of powerful, yet refined, engine, top notch quality and good comfort.”
As usual with Alpina models, exterior changes over any regular F10 5-series model are limited. An exclusive Alpina blue paint (€ 2.870) and 20 inch Alpina Classic wheels are … CONTINUED
Here are the first photos of the new 507bhp Bi-Turbo Alpina B5 F10, in classic Alpina Blue. Previously, the new B5 had been shown only in Alpine White.
As many of you know, and has Alpina has teased last week, the new B5 is to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week (July 1-4), and here are the first photos of the car from the ground! We hope to see more pictures of the car in its full wallpaper glory, but for now enjoy
Technical Specs known so far:
0-62mph: 4.7 secs
Top speed: 191mph
8 speed switchtronic
Source: Neil Whitehead via E38_E30 on GCF
The 2011 Alpina B5 (F10) has previously been spotted undergoing testing around Alpinas headquarters, and it continues to undergo testing as shown in these new photos. Whats interesting about these new photos is the new set of front wheels, which is possibly a new Alpina wheel design? Alpina has traditionally stuck to a narrow range of its traditional wheel designs for its cars and this is no Alpina design weve seen before. The previous B5 test cars spotted featured all wore the Alpina Dynamic wheels. Or, perhaps were simply looking at a random set of test wheels (such as what the rear wheels appear to be).
As seen elsewhere in the photos, the B5 will feature an Alpina front … CONTINUED
Seen here is the next gen Alpina B5 already in testing. That Alpina already has a F10 5-series to work with shows the close relationship that the Germany manufacturer/tuner continues to have with BMW. This continues a trend of Alpina having access to still-in-development BMWs prior to the models debut. We most recently saw the Alpina B7 in development prior to its introduction.