Abu Dhabi Motors, BMW Group’s importer in the Capital, unveiled the all-New BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo at an exclusive event. The new 4.4 litre V8 engine is the fastest accelerating model ever produced by ALPINA.
Abu Dhabi Motors launches the All-New BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo
At the unveiling of the new model, Arno Husselmann, General Manager of Abu Dhabi Motors commented: “Continually catering to our customer’s needs, we are thrilled to have the much-anticipated all-new BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo available at our showrooms. With the ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo, we have another exceptionally strong product for those seeking a unique combination of safety, luxury, performance and the lowest ownership costs. We are confident that our customers will enjoy exceptional performance combined with the elegance and driving experience it delivers.”
ALPINA’s team of engineers has developed and engineered the new BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo for more output and torque. The new 4.4 litre 8-cylinder engine with Bi-Turbo charging, Valvetronic variable valve timing and high-pressure direct fuel injection, delivers 608 hp between 5750 and 6250 rpm. A maximum torque of 800 Nm is available from only 3000 rpm and results in the B5 accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds. The new BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo surpasses the 200 km/h mark after just 11.4 seconds on to a top speed of 330 km/h.
All components of the high-performance cooling system are designed to remove bottlenecks and maximise effectiveness – special large-volume coolers are interconnected by large diameter hosing for maximum throughput. Fuel consumption in the combined cycle measured is 10.5 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions of 240 g/km.
The 3 Alpina cars in the range can be summed up as follows and are available now at Abu Dhabi Motors:
|Max. Output (hp)||608||608||440|
|0-100 km/h (seconds)||3.7||3.5||4.2|
|Top Speed (km/h)||330||330||304|
- New 4.4 litre V8 engine with Bi-Turbo charging
- 608 hp and 800 Nm of torque, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds
- All-wheel drive as standard for the first time in history
- The ALPINA B7 and B4 are now here to complete the product range
Dynamics And Ride Comfort
The BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo is fitted with a tuned suspension technology based on the excellent chassis of the new BMW 5 Series. ALPINA engineers have revised the suspension to match the high power output of the 4.4 litre V8 Bi-Turbo in order to deliver pronounced driving dynamics, over and above those of the predecessor, while maintaining first-class ride comfort. Shorter and stiffer springs bring about overall sharper handling, and have the added benefit of lowering the centre of gravity whilst improving aerodynamics.
For the first time the new BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo comes with Integral Active Steering for added agility and safety. Specific Pirelli P Zero tires were explicitly developed for use on the new BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo and in accordance to ALPINA’s requirements with regards to dynamics and comfort.
The brake system of the BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo consists of four-piston fixed brake callipers and 395 mm discs on the front axle and floating brake callipers with 398 mm discs and an electromechanical parking brake on the rear axle.
For the first time the BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo exploits the technical potential of BMW’s xDrive system and its intelligent and dynamic distribution of drive power which continuously and fully variable distributes torque between the front and rear axle within milliseconds for maximum traction and control.
The appearance of the new BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo is defined by an athletic flair and natural elegance. The ALPINA design and aerodynamic elements emphasize its performance character, with the front and rear spoiler striking a harmonious balance and highlighting the powerful presence of the BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo. The design blends form and function – the aerodynamic components reduce uplift on the front and rear axle to almost zero for maximum driving stability at all speeds. The iconic BMW kidney grille is fitted with an integrated air flap control system that adapts to the BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo’s cooling needs.
The ALPINA sports exhaust system features two elliptical twin tailpipes that reflect the performance of the new BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo and its powerful V8 engine. The exclusive paint finishes in ALPINA Blue metallic and ALPINA Green metallic are a hallmark feature reserved solely for BMW ALPINA automobiles. Other BMW and BMW Individual paint finishes are likewise available in the new model.
Interior and Equipment
In the interior, the car offers a luxurious ambience, exquisite materials and a modern clarity. An extensive range of standard equipment ensures the very highest level of well-being and comfort, including high-end Nappa Leather, Comfort Seats and 4-Zone Auto Climate Control for effortless and save driving. Also standard are the latest BMW navigation, communication and infotainment systems which are operated using innovative and intuitive controls. Discreet ALPINA details add a touch of exclusive individual style to the interior. The hand-crafted ALPINA sports steering wheel made of particularly high-quality LAVALINA leather with blue/green stitching is captivating at the very first touch. Illuminated door sills, model designations and an individual production plaque are further examples of the BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo‘s exclusive equipment features. Several interior trim options exist, including timeless ALPINA Piano Lacquer, classic ALPINA Luxury Wood Myrtle, and a new ALPINA Luxury Wood Walnut Nature – whose rough cut surface is warm and modern at the same time. Another highlight is the ALPINA full-colour digital instrument panel in LED technology featuring a distinctive ALPINA design. In Comfort mode it offers a classic look: instruments with a blue background, red needles and clearly legible figures. In Sport mode the display changes to dynamic style with green drag indicators. It is also possible to select an Eco Pro mode.