• Feb 24, 2011
Alpina B5 BiTurbo Touring – Click above for high-res image gallery

Set to debut at next week's Geneva Motor Show, the fine folks at Alpina have given the B5 BiTurbo treatment to the new 5 Series Touring.

Powered by the same twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 as the sedan, the B5 Touring produces 507 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, running to the rear wheels via an eight-speed sport automatic transmission provided by ZF. 0-60 is handled in just under five seconds, and flat out the Touring will do 187 miles per hour.

Of course, all of this power comes wrapped in the usual Alpina trimmings, including a steroid-enhanced exterior aero kit and the company's signature 20-spoke wheels. It's quite a looker, and we'd love to see how it stacks up to Cadillac's own CTS-V Sport Wagon. Get your fix in our high-res gallery below.



[Source: Alpina]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      How does it stack up against the V? It is at least a second slower, has 49 less horsepower, 35 less torques and undoubtably costs more.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hate wagons. Go ahead... flame me, vote me down, baaaaaan me. I don't care, I'm not jumping on the whole Autoblog-wagon-loving-band-wagon. I'll take an Esclade or Range Rover over this or the CTS-V Wagon any day.

      I'm sorry, but there's just a bit of "lame" that goes along with buying a wagon. And on the other hand, while I'm not an SUV lover, since the CTS-V isn't a gas sipper, why not buy something that has more utility, more room, AND the chicks will dig more? It's like with this and the CTS-V wagon, you get less of.... well everything... except 0 - 60 times lol.
        • 3 Years Ago
        nastinupe,

        What you said doesn't address crossover suv's and the fact that many crossovers of equivalent size really don't have a utility or off road advantage like a truck would. So I'm assuming you hate crossovers also?
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'll say that it's okay for you to dislike wagons, even though most of the people writing for and frequenting Autoblog prefer wagons (myself being one of them). However, to say that wagons lack the much utility of SUVs, especially in the capacity that most SUVs are used these days, is misinformed.

        Most big SUVs are used as urban cruisers now, and if I'm sticking to the tarmac, I'd rather have a wagon. This, the Audi RS6 Avant, or the CTS-V are all fine choices.

        Now, if I was planning on any sort of off-roading however, I'd take a Rangie, or if I was buying American, a Grand Cherokee.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Performance Wagon.
      • 3 Years Ago
      God Bless Alpina.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The new 5 series has popped up everywhere here (Chelsea, London)... it looks somewhat bland in pictures but bloody hell it looks good in person, both 4-door and estate versions...
      • 3 Years Ago
      This makes me want to drop everything and move to Europe... well, almost
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love it! I love the sedan too!
      I wish they would get competive with other 3 liter sedans. I'm in the market for one and I would love to consider this. The 3 series and C class are smaller is too cramped and expensive(high 40's) At 60K not an option when anyone can get a G37 for 35 K. Faster and better milage. Handles very well, equally as quiet and a "luxury" badge on the nose.
      What the hell are they thinking?! No wonder you don't see these on the street..
      I'll buy one when they are 42K. If they choose to move some of these.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can we please get the 5 touring here? Thatd be great. The 5GT is fine but the touring is just fantastic.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yes, we need the 5 Touring, but no the 5GT isn't fine -- it is horrid.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Thanks but no thanks, I will take a CTS-V Wagon
        • 3 Years Ago
        You know,

        I want nothing more than a $20k sportwagon that pulls sub-8 minutes nurembergring times. I also want it to get mid-20s milage or better.

        I don't know why this market is totally neglected by EVERY AUTOMAKER.

        *coolface*
        • 3 Years Ago
        Why do we all want it here when we all know it won't sell? Do you plan on buying one? I'm all for v8 wagons, but BMW didn't get to where they are today by making financially unsound marketing decisions...
      • 3 Years Ago
      If only I had the money and it was sold here...
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't normally like wagons, but I like this, I like it a lot.
      • 3 Years Ago
      *wants one desperately*
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's too bad BMW doesn't have the balls to lower the price on the 5 wagons (they are inexplicably spendier than the X5) and start to move them. It's the amongst the finest automobiles on the road but as usual, the largest market in the world gets the most strangled selection of choices. This is a deeply appealing car- but so are the 5 diesels. I covet one. With rear (not all) wheel drive.
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