German tuner Alpina has released a re-packaged and slightly upgraded program for the BMW 5-Series.

As we all know by now, the Alpina B5 BiTurbo is one pretty awesome car, and Alpina revised the program to make it even more attractive to its clientele. The order of business for the improved program was to take the car’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that originally produced 500 horsepower and 516 lb/ft of torque and give it some minor tweaks, resulting in an increased output of 533 horsepower and 538 lb/ft of torque.

The improvements have allowed the B5 BiTurbo to also improve its performance numbers from a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph to 4.5 seconds and 198 mph, respectively.

Styling tweaks were left to a minimum so don’t expect any drastic changes on how the B5 BiTurbo looks when it makes its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in a few weeks time.

  • 2012 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo
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  • Displacement:
    4.4 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.5 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    198 mph
  • body style:


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  (467) posted on 03.8.2012

That is not a “slight” tweak, it’s actually better than some of the tuning that promised a lot of changes. I prefer this car tuning.

  (594) posted on 02.28.2012

You are right Benjie_klien, there are a lot of cars to queue in the motor show, and a day is not enough to see them all, but definitely I’ll look for this Bi-Turbo.

  (211) posted on 02.27.2012

There is a lot more hot cars to wait in the upcoming Geneva Motor Show and Alpina B5 being one of them is truly tremendous upon its arrival. This has the potential to become the most elegant in the motor show.

  (399) posted on 02.27.2012

It seems that there are lots to expect on this 2012 version of Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo specifically on the increase of speed performance. However, it’s just normal that BMW is just going to have minimum changes on its style.

  (453) posted on 02.24.2012

I agree that it was an awesome car. The revising of this car seems impressive that it will upgrade its power to 500HP. I also like their plan to exceed its numbers to produce a 4.7 seconds accelerating time.

  (447) posted on 02.23.2012

It’s good to know that this Alpina has upgraded, and its 60mph mark was measured by 4.5 seconds while its maximum speed was zooming 198 mph. I just want to know more of this B5 as soon as the Geneva Motor Show started.

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