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Five different generations of 5 Series-based Alpina automobiles have been
developed in the last 35 years, revealing to those in the know a unique and
exclusive driving experience. The sixth generation draws from the finest
ingredients provided by those previous generations to create a mouth-watering
palette of characteristics for the most discerning of drivers in the high
performance luxury saloon segment.
The overall harmony and the
accomplished manner with which the Alpina BMW B5 Biturbo's last fine
calibrations were achieved are a common thread, and as always carry that Alpina
flair. Sovereign performance and opulent torque assure excellent performance,
this in conjunction with "best-in-class" fuel economy and CO2 emissions. Neutral
turn-in and road-holding, agile handling and a many-faceted, adjustable
suspension satisfy the highest demands in terms of comfort and a sporting
nature. The interior's warm ambience and modern treatments foster a sense of
well-being. For those who would only award themselves that something unique,
exclusive volumes and the Alpina philosophy of hand-craftsmanship offer a nearly
endless spectrum of personalization.
new B5 Biturbo evolves typical Alpina virtues and design cues in a new and
convincing fashion, with a refreshing and dynamic appearance.
Self-assured and powerful, the new front commands attention with decidedly
aggressive, aerodynamic lines and wide openings. Clearly exhibiting family
heritage, the B5 Biturbo carries it's two double-ended tailpipes neatly
integrated into the rear valance, a discreet rear diffuser completing the
In combination with the rear spoiler, all aerodynamic
components interplay to yield a remarkable reduction in lift of up to 60 % at
the front and 30 % at the rear, providing excellent levels of high-speed
stability and safety.
Interior: Classic Craftmanship Meets New
The interior offers a luxurious level standard equipment
and delights with discreet touches which hint at the B5 Biturbo's exclusive
pedigree. Leather upholstery, versatile and adjustable Comfort seats, excellent
multimedia navigation system with Bluetooth and Xenon headlights ensure the
driver's and passengers' well-being. The SWITCH-TRONIC steering wheel,
hand-stitched with finest LAVALINA leather, features an electrically-adjustable
steering column while the exclusive Alpina instruments with black-panel LCD
technology illuminate in their typical blue design. The classic Alpina luxury
Myrtle wood provides a warm ambience - found only on the USA's Pacific Coast it
is cultivated from dedicated Laurel tree groves.
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