Buchloe, 19. April 2012 – The BMW M5 presented last year is a fascinating car, but the manufacturer has left one flank open. If the previous generation was still a Touring, the manufacturer has dispensed with a station wagon in the current edition. The reason for this decision lies in the significantly lower sales figures for the M5 station wagon. Alpina uses this gap and offers the B5 as a sedan and touring. Now the manufacturer has further developed the eight-cylinder in the B5. The promise: more performance with less consumption.
The 4.4-liter machine now delivers 540 hp between 5200 and 6250 tours and offers a maximum torque of 730 Nm between 2800 and 5000 revolutions. The predecessor still had 507 hp and 700 Nm. The B5 Biturbo Limousine is intended to consume 10.5 liters in the NEFZ’s latest variant on an average of 10.5 liters to 100 kilometers, which corresponds to a CO2 outset of 244 g / km. The factory information for the touring is only 0.1 l / 100 km of it. Before checking the sedan had swallowed 10.8 liters, the station wagon 10.9 liters. Which the cars, moved, consumably consumes significantly more in practice, was allowed to be clear.
The modifications bring even better driving values: On the way to a highest speed of fabulous 319 km / h, the hundred mark falls after 4.5 seconds, the touring needs only one tenth of a second more and becomes fast to rapidly 316 km / h. Of course, prices have risen: The limousine is from 99.200 euros to have the station wagon 102.520 euros. These are about 3800 euros more than before. BMW also offers the current M5 for a very similar tariff. Cost point: at least 102.800 euros.