Car News 27 Nov 2015

Alpina reveal new 204mph B5 Bi-Turbo

Alpina has given its ‘standard’ B5 Bi-turbo the same premium treatment as the Edition 50 models it released earlier this year.

The new saloon and estate B5 Bi-Turbos will now feature a modified twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine, which has been boosted to a colossal 592bhp, 591lb ft of torque.  Top speed is a scorching 204mph and 0-62mph is reached in just 4.2 seconds.

To achieve the performance boost, the modified BMW 5 Series is equipped with new pistons, higher performance brakes, a high performance intercooler, two larger turbos working in parallel and an optimised air intake ducting system.  The B5 Bi-Turbo comes with an Alpine reprofiled 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, new camber settings, a limited slip-differential, electronically adjustable dampers with a sport mode and the option of a weight-cutting titanium exhaust.

Aesthetically, the 2016 model will feature the usual Alpina embellishments, including a restyled front bumper and rear spoiler, classic Alpina wheels and stripes and an abundance of quality leather and wood trims in the cabin.  UK pricing and availability are yet to be released.