The renowned BMW tuning specialist has recently introduced the all new 2016 B5 Bi-Turbo in both sedan and station wagon guises, packing now 600 HP.
This year Alpina has kept itself busy, launching special models to celebrate the tuner’s 50th anniversary and now the latest piece of news surrounds the introduction of the B5 Bi-Turbo as a 2016 model year. The midsize executive model has received a modified 4.4-liter V8 biturbo engine that now squeezes 600 HP (441 kW) and 800 Nm (591 lb-ft) of torque – the same engine used by the manufacturer to power up its Edition 50 models. The refreshed B5 Bi-Turbo is now capable of jumping from a zero speed to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 4.2 seconds and can top out at a more commanding Autobahn speed of 328 km/h – a measurable upgrade from the regular 5 Series top speed of “just” 250 km/h. While the power has gone up, the fuel economy rating has remained still, at 9.5 liter per 100 km with 221 g/km of CO2 emissions on average.
Both the sedan and station wagon versions have also received a sports suspension now complete with electronically adjustable damping and active roll stabilization. The standard trim comes packing a limited slip differential, Merino leather upholstery as well as piano black accents, among other highlights. More optional goodies can be had though: a lightweight titanium exhaust system by Akrapovic (besides upgraded sound also 17 kg lighter than the standard setup) and a igh-performance fixed-calliper brake system. The 2016 B5 Bi-Turbo can be had from 108,600 euros if you go for the sedan or from 111,900 euros if you go for the family-prone Touring.