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A natural transition for the B5 Bi-Turbo tuning program for the new BMW 5-Series, Alpina is now offering its upgrades to the touring (wagon) model as well. We suppose if you’re absolutely stuck having to commute in a wagon, there’s probably no better way to do it than with 500-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque out of a 4.4L V8 twin-turbocharged powerplant.
Getting the power to the ground is an eight-speed Sport Automatic transmission, allowing the wagon to hit 0-62 mph in a mere 4.7 seconds. The B5 BiTurbo Touring can also be outfitted with a set of 20-inch Alpina Classic wheels matched with Michelin Pilot Sport tires. The recommended wheel sizes are 20×8.5-inch in the front and 20×9.5-inch in the rear.
The B5 BiTurbo isn’t cheap though, with a starting MSRP of around $135,000. We’ll have to check it out at the Geneva Auto Show to determine if it’s worth its steep price tag.
GALLERY: Alpina BMW B5 BiTurbo Touring
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: