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Alpina B5 Touring 2017: development begins on the next 5-Series Touring
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Alpina B5 Touring 2017: development begins on the next 5-Series Touring

starts the development of the new Alpina B5 Touring on the basis of the next generation of the 5 Series.

has Already taken place, kick-started the development of the new Alpina B5 Touring 2017. And is that, our photographers have managed to hunt the first time a prototype of this model based on the new generation of the BMW 5-Series Touring. In the last few months we’ve taken the glove to the whole range of the new generation of the BMW 5-Series and now, we begin to do the same with the models under the seal of Alpine.

In particular, these first spy pictures of the new Alpina B5 Touring 2017 have been taken very close to the Nürburgring, so we were headed or returning to the above mentioned path. And although the prototype photographed has a significant amount of camouflage, we can already catch a glimpse of the various details that differ from own BMW 5-Series Touring.

If we look closely, we can see a new front bumper or a new splitter lower front. If we take a look at the side profile, we also see some wheels own models Alpine. And if we end our visual tour of the exterior in the rear, we’ll see the most important element, the new exhaust system with double exits to each of the sides.

it Will be the more radical alternative and sports to own BMW 5-Series Touring.

At the mechanistic level there will be news, of course we will meet with a model much more powerful and yielding a superior performance with respect to the Alpina B5 Touring that is currently available. A model which, remember, under the hood has a engine V8 Bi-Turbo 4.4-liter that has been modified to produce 600 HP and 800 Nm of maximum torque. With respect to the series model, we speak of a power increase of more than 55 HP.

the engine is associated with a gearbox eight-speed automatic, duly adapted in cooperation with ZF. On the other hand, and although it is not determinant, I think it’s interesting to remember that the B5 Touring current yields an average consumption of 9.6 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions of 224 g/km Will be very interesting to see how much vary the figures of consumption/emissions with the new Alpina B5 Touring 2017.

¿When will he be presented? Because, if we consider that Alpina has already started testing on the open road of the first prototypes based on the new generation of the BMW 5-Series. What is more likely to choose the Geneva motor show 2017 as the place for his debut. By the way, along with the B5 Touring, you will also come to the market, the Alpina B5 with body type saloon.

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