• Mar 1, 2011
BMW Alpina B5 BiTurbo Touring – Click above for high-res image gallery

Sure, the BMW Alpina B7 is nice, but if we had the choice, we'd much rather have the new B5 BiTurbo Touring. After all, what's not to love about an Alpina-tuned station wagon that puts down 507 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque? All that grunt comes courtesy of BMW twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8, running through a sport-tuned ZF eight-speed automatic.

There's far more to love about the B5 BiTurbo Touring aside from its sheer power. The already-attractive BMW 5 Series wagon gets a host of aero enhancements, as well as the Alpina-standard 20-spoke wheels. It's always nice to see a BMW painted in the tuning company's signature blue hue, too.

Unfortunately, the Alpina B5 BiTurbo Touring isn't slated for consumption here in the United States (much like the standard 5 Series wagon). At least we still get our kicks with the B7.

Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Too bad the new A6 Avant won't come to America, I'd like the S6. This is nice, but I'd like to see an actual M5 Touring.

      God bless V8 wagons.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think I like it... but I DONT like the rims... never did like aplina rims.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Agreed....rims look to gaudy for me but man is this a good looking vehicle.

        If OEM's starting putting out wagons like this, the C63 AMG, CTS-V Sport Wagon, etc. I think they can start revamping the negative stigma that surrounds the wagon market in the US. They are definitely starting to change my mind.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, a beautiful wagon to droll for again...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow - this looks like a cheap body kit on a regular 5 series.
      The front lip is just an extra piece added onto the bumper - it looks like any Honda body kit.
      Also, the attention to detail is aweful! Did you see that ALPINA close-up shot? Talk about sloppy paint work