Alpina unveils latest 5 Series-based models
Alpina has revealed its latest range of cars which use BMW’s most recent 5 Series as a base.
Available to order now, the German tuner has announced both petrol-powered B5 and diesel-powered D5 models, available in either saloon or touring (estate) layouts.
The former utilises a 4.4-litre bi-turbo V8 with 342bhp and 800Nm of torque, enabling the B5 to go from 0-60mph in just 3.1 seconds when in saloon layout, or 3.3 in Touring cars. Flat-out, the saloon will hit 205mph while the touring will still reach the 200mph milestone. Large four-piston brake callipers help to deliver excellent braking performance too.
A sports exhaust system has been fitted, alongside specially tuned suspension with electronically controlled dampers. The exterior benefits from typical Alpina design touches, including a lower front splitter with the Alpina logo and 20-inch forged alloy wheels.
The D5, meanwhile, is powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six bi-turbo diesel engine with 342bhp and 730Nm of torque driven to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Going from 0-60mph takes just 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 171mph is possible; in fact, Alpina claims that the D5 is the fastest production diesel on sale today.
The engine also utilises mild-hybrid technology to improve emissions and fuel consumption, with a 48-volt starter generator helping with both efficiency and dynamic response too.
Alpina expects first deliveries of B5 and D5 models to arrive this October.