Until BMW unveils the new BMW M5 Touring at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, we are glad to see its alternative in the shape of the 2018 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo wagon, recently released at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, along with the sedan sibling. The models are also highlighted in a short video presentation.
Visually, the new 2018 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo wagon features the same Alpina Blue and Alpina Green metallic paintjobs like the sedan, adding as well an extremely aggressive aero package, highlighted by the 20-inch alloy wheels with blue brake calipers.
Other distinctive body style features also refer to the newly-added air inlet on the front apron with the “Alpina” lettering in various colours.
Inside, the cabin welcomes you with luxurious and high-end materials like Nappa leather upholstery, Alpina steering wheel with blue/green stitching, illuminated door sills, optional wood trims, piano lacquer finish surrounding some parts of the cabin and so on.
Under the hood, the 2018 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo packs the same 4.4-liter biturbo V8 engine with impressive 608 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque, being sent to all wheels vial an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.
This allows a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds, which is just a little bit slower than the sedan`s 3.5 seconds. The top speed is set at 330 km/h.
Once arriving on the German market first, the sedan will kick off from 94,118 euros, while the wagon will be set at 96,891 euros. In case you want more goodies than the standard offerings, you could also add the 2,773-euro limited-slip differential, high-performance brakes for an extra 1,495 euros, or the head-up display available at 1,000 euros.