Alpina Wants You To Skip Over The BMW M5 With Its New B5 Bi-Turbo


By adding more power, luxury and performance.

Alpina has always done amazing job taking BMW’s incredibleM cars and increasing power, as well as performance. The tuning company hasdone it again with the 2016 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo, which comes in two body styles:sedan and wagon. The latest B5 Bi-Turbo benefits from the 4.4-liter V8 that nowproduces a whopping 592 hp and 591 lb-ft of torque. That’s an increase of 17 hpand 90 lb-ft of torque from the most potent BMW M5. Thanks to a healthy dose ofpower, the new Alpinas can reach some blistering speeds.

Thanks to the power increase, the B5 Bi-Turbo sedan and Touringmodels can get to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds. The B5 Bi-Turbo sedan can reach a topspeed of 204 mph, while the wagon is close behind at 201 mph. The B5 Bi-Turbois a tenth quicker to 62 mph than a stock M5 and is faster thanks to its lackof a limiter. Power is put down through an 8-speed ZF Sport-Automatictransmission, while other performance modifications include adjustable dampers,a limited slip differential and a revised exhaust system. Enthusiasts lookingfor more performance can opt for an Akrapovic exhaust system andhigh-performance brakes. While the sedan and wagon are worth the price for the performance updates alone, Alpina didn't stop there.

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Alpina has also made the B5 Bi-Turbo’s interior moreluxurious with Merino leather seats and piano black interior trim. The vehicles' exteriors feature a new front bumper, rear spoiler, classic wheels and someAlpina badges. Pricing for the sedan is approximately $115,200 and roughly $118,700for the Touring edition. That’s a lot more than the M5’s price of roughly $94K,but we think the vehicles are worth the extra money.