Designed and manufactured by Alpina, who develop high-performance versions of BMW cars, the B5 Bi-Turbo is powered by the company’s 608 hp V8 engine, first seen in the B7 Bi-Turbo launched in 2017.
The result of thousands of hours of development and testing on roads from Death Valley to the Arctic Circle, the car is billed as providing a combination of comfort, performance and driving pleasure that the manufacturer believes is unrivalled by any other production saloon or estate.
“Our cars are for driving enthusiasts who value a blend off qualities that can only be delivered by immense attention to detail and a single-minded focus on one type of owner,” says Alpina’s GB’s Jonathan Noy.
“The B5 Bi-Turbo is built with just one powertrain and one chassis specification, which allows our engineers to calibrate every component and every control system to work perfectly together without compromise.
“Alpina’s dynamics specialists have spent months honing the chassis, not hurling it around a race track but simply driving as customers would, on roads, enjoying every mile however fast or slow. The result is a pin-sharp driving experience combined with remarkable ride quality.”
The ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo is an evolution of the latest (G30) BMW 5-Series, which provides the company with a state-of-the-art, high-technology development platform.
Priced at £89,000, the new B5 Bi-Turbo Saloon is the most affordable 200 mph production car currently available in the UK.