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BMW Alpina B5 F10 Bi-Turbo photos break out early

 BMW Alpina B5 F10 Bi-Turbo photos break out early
BMW Alpina B5 Biturbo first photos, 612, 02.07.2010

Official pictures of the Alpina B5 have slipped out earlier than anticipated. A first public sighting with pictures was expected at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The B5 is based on the new BMW 5 Series (F10) but offers the performance and exclusivity of an M5.

Power comes from BMW's 4.4-litre V8 engine and is set at 500 bhp (378 kW / 507 PS). Peak torque is 700Nm (516 ft-lb). Thrust is sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission which is modified for sportier settings. Alpina says the car will run from 0 - 100km/h in 4.7 seconds and stop accelerating at 307 km/h (191 mph). A combined fuel economy figure of 26.1mpg (UK) is being claimed alongside equivalent C02 emissions of 252g/km.

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 997-GT500-STI 997-GT500-STI
I drove the B7...... Hated it... I would take a stock one instead...
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July 3, 2010 7:59 am
 M! M!
love to see this in the US.
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July 2, 2010 7:10 pm
 Francois Francois
It looks very nice. I like standard 5-Series and I would seriously buy one if have to choose between it, E-Class and A6. Didn't mention the Jaguar XF because it's my favourite sedan in this class. However knowing the Alpina quality and don't have the idea of XFR existance I would buy this immediately or keep waiting for new M5 with probably 555bhp.
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July 2, 2010 2:56 pm
 GRAVE GRAVE
Looks normal, nothing special here
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July 2, 2010 2:35 pm
 Mikeado Mikeado
The tailgate spoiler is too big, otherwise I like the styling, despite it just being the usual Alpina affair. A diesel version that does the same sort of performance but coughs out much less CO2 would be great.
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July 2, 2010 12:52 pm
 tom43 tom43
There is nothing special with all the new Alpina´s. Take a stock 550i and make some minor electronic modifications and you will get nearly the same results...with the 550i and the new M5 I don´t see any room for a third V8 biturbo! What about a natural aspired V10? ;- )
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July 2, 2010 12:38 pm
 AllTheWay AllTheWay
Beautiful!
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July 2, 2010 11:39 am