The B5 GT is the most powerful 5 Series Alpina has ever built and is faster than the BMW M5 CS. Only 250 will be made.
A famous German company, which since 2022 belongs to the BMW Grouplaunched its final version of the current 5 Series and, along the way, created a model capable of beating the almighty. BMW M5 with power and at high speed.
The result is this Alpina B5 GT, which is available in saloon and touring versions and will be limited to only 250 copies.
Underneath this whole project is the familiar 4.4 l V8 biturbo engine (N63 and not the M5’s S63) that we found inside BMW M550i and which already had a power of 608 hp in the B5 – against 530 hp in the M550i -, but here it received a new air intake and program updated, it starts producing 634 hp and 850 Nm.
Faster than the BMW M5 CS
Thanks to this, the new Alpina B5 GT is not only the BMW M5 (600 hp) but also BMW M5 Racing (625 hp). In this chapter, it just loses BMW M5 CS for one horsepower, producing 635 hp, which (predictably) retains the title of the most powerful 5 Series ever.
Torque is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox, which has also been updated, and which allows the B5 GT to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4s in the saloon configuration and in 3.6s . in the Touring version.
For the maximum speed, it is set at 330 km / h for the saloon and 322 km / h for the van, and in both cases it is higher than the 305 km / h announced by BMW M5 CS.
More power and a quieter sound, thanks to the new exhaust system, the B5 GT also received improvements in terms of handling, which Alpina guarantees is more precise and communicative, and in the Touring version it has a lowered rear axle, improving the center gravity.
Brakes also deserved the attention of engineers at the “home” in Buchloe, Germany. In either version, the B5 GT features Brembo discs of 395 mm diameter at the front and 398 mm diameter at the rear.
To accompany the mechanical improvements, Alpina proposes a more unique aesthetic, although the base is the same as what we already knew from the “regular” Alpina B5.
Of great importance are the sports bumpers, front and rear, which are always painted in the same color as the bodywork (signature of the brand), various aerodynamic details, four exhaust pipes and 20” Alpina Classic wheels. for gold. sound.
Inside, with a different configuration of colors and materials, a new steering wheel stands, with the Alpina logo in the center, wooden inserts and of course, a plate with a number on the center console that proves that this is not just any. B5 , but a limited series.
How much does it cost?
Already available to order, the new Alpina B5 GT is available in Germany with prices starting at €145,500 for the saloon version and €148,500 for the Touring version. Delivery will begin next July.
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