Is the 2017 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Better than the Upcoming M5?

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While many of us are still wating for the next BMW M5 to pop-up, others have already begun inquiring whether the hardcore variant will be more impressive than the already unveiled 2017 ALpina B5 Bi-Turbo, from mechanical and performance perspectives.

The video below is asking the same question: “2017 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo – Better Than M5?” However, from my point of view, both will be real killers when will be put face-to-face.

In the meantime, while the new M5 is being prepared, the all-new 2017 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo has made quite a buzz ever since its recent debut, the model being also highlighted in numerous tests, videos and reviews.

It is available in both the Salon and the Touring variants and are equipped with the same eye-catching ALPINA body styling elements, which separates it from the rest of the BMW products. These make it more aggressive.

In the engine department, the all-new model comes with a 4.4-liter V8 engine with Bi-Turbo technology, enabling an output of no less than pure 608 horsepower and impressive 800 Nm of torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels via a high-performance 8-Speed Sport-Automatic transmission with ALPINA SWITCH-TRONIC, allowing an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in a mind-blowing 3.5 seconds, at a topping of 325 km/h.

Enjoy the video with the new Alpina, while also taking a peek at the model`s most important highlights, put together by Motorward auto magazine!

2017 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo – Main Highlights

Active Air Stream Kidney Grille
Active Guard
Air conditioning, automatic with four-zone control
Airbags – front, side and head airbags, passenger airbag deactivation
Alarm system
ALPINA Sport Suspension incl. Adaptive Drive und Integral Active Steering
Ambient interior lighting
BMW Emergency Call
Chrome Line Exterior
Comfort seats, front with electric adjustment and memory function
Control Display – 10.25″ colour display screen with Touch-function
Cruise control with brake function
Door sill finishers ALPINA, illuminated
Drive Performance Control with ECO PRO-, COMFORT-, SPORT- and ADAPTIVE mode
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) incl. Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging
Exhaust system ALPINA, stainless steel, with double-ended tailpipes
Exterior mirrors – folding, automatically dimming
First aid kit and warning triangle
Floor mats ALPINA
Front spoiler ALPINA
Headlight wash
Hi-Fi loudspeaker system
Instruments ALPINA, Multifunctional Instrument panel
Interior trim: ALPINA luxury wood Myrtle
LED foglights, front
LED Headlights
Lumbar support for driver and front passenger
Navigation Package ConnectedDrive
Paintwork: metallic paintwork in standard BMW colours
Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear
Production plaque
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Rear spoiler ALPINA
Rear valance ALPINA with two double-ended tailpipes
Seat heating, front
Sport Automatic Transmission (8-speed) with ALPINA SWITCH-TRONIC
Steering wheel: SWITCH-TRONIC sport leather steering wheel with Multi-function
Tyre Pressure Monitoring
Upholstery: Nappa leather


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