Alpina has just released a single teaser sketch of its new B5 Bi-Turbo model based on the brand new BMW 5 Series. Much like the 5 Series takes its style from the larger 7, the Alpina does the same, imitating the aerodynamic upgrades on the Alpina B7 models shown at the Chicago Auto Show and New York Auto Show earlier this year.
With the 5 Series being offered with the same 4.4-liter tinw-turbo V8 as the 7, we also expect a similar engine output of 500-hp and 516 ft-lbs of torque, and delivering a 0-60 mph time in the low 4 second range. (M5 anyone?) Other upgrades are sure to include larger wheels, lower profile tires, a modified suspension and custom interior.
The new Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo will launch at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which starts on July 1st.
Official release after the jump:
New BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo to be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed!
Spanning over six generations, ALPINA has continuously produced highly successful automobiles based on the BMW 5 Series.
A blend of luxurious performance, elegant styling, sporty handling and exclusivity, have afforded each generation a dedicated following.
The new BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo smartly packages these qualities into a fresh, modern and dynamic design, creating a new high performance saloon with best-in-class economy.
What better way to catch a first glimpse of the new B5 Bi-Turbo than during the 2010 Goodwood Festival Of Speed, where ALPINA will unveil the car for the very first time. See the car close-up in the Supercar Paddock, visit the ALPINA stand or be one of the very first to test drive (by appointment only)!
We look forward to seeing you at the Goodwood Moving Motor Show and Festival Of Speed! (01-04 July 2010)