BMW Alpina B5 GT Gets Most Powerful Engine Makes 634 HP
The BMW Alpina B5 GT is the tuner’s latest limited-edition vehicle. The B5 GT, which is available as a sedan or waggon, is also equipped with Alpina’s most powerful engine.
The tweaked B5 GT is powered by BMW’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine, which produces 634 horsepower (466 kilowatts) and 626 pound-feet (850 Newton-meters) of torque. While changing the engine software and boost pressure, Alpina fitted a flow-optimized air intake duck and silencer. It produces 13 horsepower (9 kW) and 36 lb-ft (50 Nm) higher than the basic engine output.
The modified 5 Series car can hit 62 miles per hour (100 kilometres per hour) in less than 3.4 seconds on its way to a high speed of 205 miles per hour (330 kilometres per hour). The waggon completes the sprint in less than 3.6 seconds and can reach speeds of more than 200 mph (322 kph). Alpina sends power to the wheels via an upgraded eight-speed automatic transmission, with four-piston Brembo brakes and 15.5-inch front and 15.7-inch rear rotors providing stopping power.
Two twin tailpipes protrude from the back, blackened by titanium nitride coating. The B5 GT is available with Alpina’s 20-inch, 20-spoke Classic wheels finished specifically in Marron Volciano.
The B5 GT will be available in Alpina’s regular blue or green exterior colours. Arctic Race Blue, Petrol Mica, Verde British Racing, Chalk, Imola Red, and Daytona Violet are among the speciality colours offered by the tuner. Inside, Nappa leather is standard, but full Merino leather, as well as several trim choices and other interior enhancements, such as Alpina’s Walnut Anthracite fine wood trim, are available.
The tuner also offers the vehicle with limited-edition custom upholstery that includes better-bolstered sports seats covered in black Dakota leather with black Alcantara seat inserts, blue highlights, and Alpina branding.
The BMW Alpina B5 GT is currently available for order. Deliveries will commence in July. The sedan starts at 145,500 euros ($157,889 at today’s currency rates), while the waggon starts at 148,500 euros ($161,144) (All prices include 19% VAT and are only valid in Germany).