• 2011 BMW Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Touring

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Back in July of last year, we were introduced to theBMW Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Well, now it looks like the Geneva Motor Show is going to be the stage for the touring version of the Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo to make its debut.

Not a lot of information was bared on what kind of aerodynamic changes the station wagon is going to come with, but we do know that it will offer the same powertrain as that of the sedan version, which will be a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 507 horsepower and 516 lb/ft of torque and mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.

The only difference - albeit a pretty small one - is that the sedan version posts a slightly faster 0-60 mph time - 4.7 seconds to 4.8 - compared to the touring version of the B5 Bi-Turbo. Likewise, the sedan version peaks at a slightly higher top speed of 191 mph compared to touring version’s 187 mph top speed.

The good thing is that the Geneva Motor Show will open its doors in less than a week so whatever curiosities we may have of this car we’ll be answered sooner than later.

  • 2011 BMW Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Touring
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine
  • Transmission:
    eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    507 horsepower
  • Torque @ RPM:
    516 lb/ft of torque
  • 0-60 time:
    4.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    187 mph
  • body style:


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  (498) posted on 12.19.2011

I’m so impressed with the engine specification of this vehicle, and I really find it fun to drive with on that. Anyway, it also looks cool on its aesthetic design and even on its wheel’s design.

  (382) posted on 03.4.2011

I really was anticipating this car a lot during the Geneva show. Good thing the boys at BMW didn’t disappoint. The car was really what I was expecting to see and more.

  (444) posted on 02.24.2011

here’s not much deviation between the three. Kinda boring to me... And personal when I look at a car, I don’t want to see an element that instantly reminds me of another car.

  (630) posted on 02.24.2011

BMW is and has been for sometime now too conservative. I mean it’s sometimes easy to confuse between models. Look at the front ends of the M3, M4, and M5.

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