Alpina renews its B5 and D5 S

Just a few days ago, the mid-life update of the seventh generation of the BMW 5 Series was introduced worldwide, and now it’s time to take over from Alpina, the touring historically linked to the Munich brand.

Alpina introduces the same improvements that BMW gave to its 5 Series, but in its B5 and D5 S models, which now look more aggressive in their exterior aesthetics. It highlights a new front bumper and a larger air intake, in addition to the classic aerodynamic elements such as front splitter, side skirts, spoiler and rear diffuser.

The entire package is completed with beautiful 20-inch wheels, a new lighting system and a quad exhaust outlet, plus two exclusive colors: Alpina Blue and Alpina Green.

Inside there are fewer changes, but a digital box with the Alpina logo and a specific sports steering wheel is included, as well as seats and exclusive upholstery.

But let’s focus on the important things. The Alpina B5 mounts a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 that produces 613 Hp and 800 Nm of torque, associated with an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. The sedan accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches 330 km/h of maximum speed, while the wagon does it in 3.6 seconds and reaches 322 km/h.

The D5 S, as is known, is a diesel that uses a 3.0-liter three-cylinder triturbo, capable of generating 420 Hp and 800 Nm of torque. The sedan reaches 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and reaches 286 km/h, while the family takes 4.6 seconds and reaches 283 km/h.

Other features of these new Alpina are its oversized brakes, with 395 (front) and 398 mm (rear) discs and blue six-piston calipers, an optional self-locking center differential, a very sporty suspension with adjustable dampers (suspension optional air), among the main.

Prices? The B5 starts in Germany at 117,700 euros for the sedan and 120,700 euros for the wagon, while the D5 S is slightly cheaper: €92,500 for the sedan and €95,500 for the wagon.

Author: Nabeel K

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