Alpina has launched this 500bhp twin-turbo V8 version of the BMW 5-series Touring at Geneva
1 March 2011

Here are pictures of Alpina’s new B5 Touring, which has made its world debut at the Geneva motor show.

The BMW-based manufacturer’s latest offering gets the same 4.4-litre, twin-turbocharged powerplant and eight-speed ZF-developed transmission as its hot 5-series saloon.

Its 500bhp and 516lb ft takes the F11 wagon from 0-62mph in 4.8sec, and on to a top speed of 188mph.

See the official pics of the new Alpina B5 Touring plus a pic from the show

Alpina will offer the car with an extensive range of customisation options, including the option of a limited slip differential.

But the B5 Touring is likely to be the hottest 5-series wagon available for the foreseeable future; BMW’s M division has already stated that there will be no estate version of the next-gen M5 that’s due in the autumn.

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