The B5 Is The Fastest Accelerating Alpina Ever And It’s On Display In Abu Dhabi

If you’re looking for something a little bit more exclusive than an M5 but just as fast, the all-new Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo certainly fits the bill.

The B5 has 608 PS (600 HP) and, at 590 lb-ft (800 Nm), slightly more torque than the M5’s 553 lb-ft (750 Nm). It hits 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 3.5 seconds, just 0.1 seconds slower than an M5, and gets to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 11.4 seconds, or 0.3 seconds behind the M5.

While that’s the sort of difference one would call negligible, the B5 is actually faster than the M5 when maxed out. You can unlock the latter’s top speed to 305 km/h (189 mph) with the optional M Driver’s Package, sure, but the B5 will do 330 km/h (205 mph) flat out.

This blue Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo that’s on display at BMW Abu Dhabi has the tuner’s decals running along its belt line, while the interior is decked out in brown leather with white contrast stitching, plus loads of wood on the door panels and across the dashboard. Meanwhile, the black leather used on the upper dash has brown contrast stitching, which makes for a nice touch.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • LWOAP

    This article is presented to you by Abu Dhabi Motors

    • Kash

      This whole website is sponsored by Abu Dhabi Motors, Xtomi, Rain Prisk, and of course Adobe Photoshop.

    • europeon

      Behold! Abu Dhabi Motors just posted pictures of another BMW: a M240i Coupé with M Performance Body Kit.
      Soon on CS.

  • Pindi

    I live near Abu Dhabi Motors. Its 20 mins bicycle ride away from my house

    • Bash

      Its a car site, you should say its 10min car ride away from your house. lol 😉
      besides, thats good for you, hopeone day you can share some photos of few interesting BMWs

  • Bash

    The interior is nice.

  • jsz00

    How much does Abu Dhabi Motors pay this site?

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Probably none. But it is good to see the realm of the possible, and Abu Dhabi BMW does a good job of showing the masses. Century West in California is another such dealer.

  • Did you guys get paid by Abu Dhabi Motors? just use advertorial.

    • europeon

      They should just give the link to Abu Dhabi Motors FB page.

  • MagnumOpus

    Abu Dhabi Motors has built a reputation for having unique cars, it’s understandable that publications keep an eye out on their press releases/social media as it provides for good material. I don’t understand what the problem is – I’m glad to see the info and images. What a bunch of whingers.

2020 Aston Martin DBX Could Get A Drift Mode

Aston’s senior manager of vehicle dynamics, Ian Hartley, hinted at the possible tail-happy function.

MG ZS EV Launches With 163 Miles Of Range, £21,495 Starting Price

The first 1,000 customers benefit from the reduced price and also get a free home charging port.

JLR Receives £500m Loan From UK Government For EV Development

The UK government wants JLR to start producing more electric cars.

Ford Teases A Small Pickup – But What Exactly Is It?

Some say it’s not even a real vehicle, but all things point to it being an, as yet unknown, new truck.

Mazda Says It Has No Intention Of Making A Mazda3 Hot Hatch

The powers-that-be at Hamamatsu do not think that a sportier version would benefit the regular model that much.

Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro Gets $200k Sticker Price, Sales Begin In Late 2019

This is the most hardcore version of Merc’s sports coupe, until the advent of the Black Series.

Want To See The C8 Corvette Up Close? Go To Detroit On July 27

If you’re not invited to the official unveiling, you can wait 9 days – but it’ll cost you 65 bucks.

Pickup Design Creates The Perfect Bike Rack For The Mercedes X-Class

The stylish rack comes with an appropriately, for a Benz, steep price – namely, $5.6k.

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Shooting Brake Hauls More Than Just Groceries Thanks To 415 HP

The high-performance wagon can rocket from 0-62 mph in just 4.0 seconds.

Buick’s Working On A New Crossover To Slot Between The Envision And Enclave

Buick is gearing up to launch its own version of the GMC Acadia and it could borrow the Envoy name.