Alpina B5 Caught on Spy Undergoing Tests on the Ring

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While we are still waiting for an all-new BMW M5 to complete the recently unveiled 5-Series lineup, BMW`s hardcore division Alpina might take the lead and reveal its own interpretation of a potent M model.

The spy photos below provided by GT Spirit might be the right clue that the tuning division is indeed working on the new B5 version, with both sedan and wagon versions, especially since the body styling is nothing but a tuned-up version of the 5-Series.

The test mules working their way on the Ring in what seems to be extremely hard testing, are fully camouflaged, which clearly indicates that we are looking with hefty modifications as opposed to the present top of the line M550i.

Once it will arrive on the market next year, the all-new Alpina B5 will come with an extremely aggressive styling, which is an Alpina characteristic, including updated front and rear bumpers, Alpina alloy wheels, lower ride height, upgraded suspension system and much more.

In the engine department, the Alpina B5 is expected to use the entry-level petrol mill from the M550i, with power input of 462 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque, enabling a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds.

On the other hand, the diesel will carry over the same engine from the BMW 5-Series 530d, with 270 horsepower and 620 Nm of torque. More than that, the hardcore division will also add a top of the line engine, with around 600 horsepower. For the moment, the detailing list is rather scarce, but we should expect fresh details at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, where the Alpina B5 is said to make its official unveiling.


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