The station wagon incarnation of the B5 Biturbo will offer the same powertrain as the sedan. This means that we’ll get a 507 hp and 700 Nm twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 unit, which works with an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox.
While the sedan needs 4.7 seconds to cover the 0 to 62 mpg sprint and offers a top speed of 191 mph (307.5 km/h), the “family man” version is estimated to need 4.8 seconds for the 0 to 62 mph game and offer a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h).
“The finely honed balance between athleticism, comfort and every-day luxury that has defined ALPINA automobiles for decades reaches a new dimension in the BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo,” a company statement reads.
“Five different generations of 5 Series-based ALPINA automobiles have been developed in the last 35 years, revealing to those in the know a unique and exclusive driving experience. The sixth generation draws from the finest ingredients of past generations to offer a mouth-watering driving experience for the most demanding drivers of high performance luxury cars.”
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