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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
I drove the B7...... Hated it... I would take a stock one instead...
Jul 3, 2010 7:59 am
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M!
love to see this in the US.
Jul 2, 2010 7:10 pm
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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.
Jul 2, 2010 2:56 pm
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GRAVE
Looks normal, nothing special here
Jul 2, 2010 2:35 pm
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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.
Jul 2, 2010 12:52 pm
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AlpinaRacerX
Although a petrol engine might emit more CO2, a diesel engine emits far more bad 'stuff' (e.g. fine particles) that actually makes you cough and directly cause asthma and cancer. CO2 is not directly harmful for humans, only indirectly (greenhouse effect and all that). Also from one barrel of crude oil one can produces far less diesel then petrol. So although a diesel engine might get a lower mpg rating, it will still effectively use up more crude oil then a petrol engine does! The diesel lobby (in Europe) is trying to push diesel as the more environmentally and economical option, which is blatantly untrue, as it is just a tactic to justify taxing diesel less then petrol. Which comes down to taxing the public more then businesses, which is of course completely unfair, especially since it's based on lies.
Jul 2, 2010 2:54 pm
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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? ;- )
Jul 2, 2010 12:38 pm
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AlpinaRacerX
"get the same results"? You clearly have never driven an Alpina! ;-)
Jul 2, 2010 2:57 pm
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AllTheWay
Beautiful!
Jul 2, 2010 11:39 am
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