A performance-oriented Sub-brand holds now almost every Premium manufacturer. At Mercedes-Benz it is the former Tuner AMG in Afalterbach, Audi puts the Audi Sport (quattro GmbH) in Neckarsulm, at the site of the former NSU works. And BMW M GmbH Daimlerstraße to Garching high performance. What happens when these branches to make a car, seems occasionally a little shrill. Hard driving the brakes works, and squealing ceramic, roaring exhaust, and sinister ornaments made of carbon fiber composite material to shape the sports offers of the Top international brands.
In the case of Alpina, located in the Swabian town of Buchloe, you can be it is traditionally a little more restrained approach. But a little bit faster. A beautiful example of the Alpina B5 Biturbo Allrad Touring is that It is equipped with a 608 HP V8 Biturbo, the whips him in 3.5 seconds to 100 km/h, with a reprint by the 200 and then the 300 mark is driving, until the Driving resistance eventually arrive at an unbelievable 330 km/h to compensate.
The wave of Torque, the Alpina surfs, is daunting: at 3,000 Revolutions per Minute (U/min) to 800 Newton meters (Nm). The automatic transmission has been reinforced. For the first time, Alpina Sound effects: At full throttle a little Bass is added, and in the idle of the V8 rumbles a little more aggressive. The new series-the 5 series is just too quiet, and highly insulated. Since it takes a Quantum of artificially generated Extra-Sounds for the modest sharpened the emotional Appeal of the Alpina B5.
The suspension and the drive to master the difficult balancing act between sportiness and everyday usability is excellent. The comfort is amazing, the car created for the long high-speed stages. Stability at high Speeds, particular emphasis was placed.
The all-wheel drive is due to the high customer demand in principle on Board. It Alpina was important, however, to preserve the feel of driving a rear-wheel driven cars. And the front axle engages only when needed – up to 240 km/h. In addition, the Alpina B5 is always a pure rear-wheel drive. The rear-biased interpretation of the four-wheel drive at lower speeds more evident than in the case of BMW, and the negative camber was increased. "We don't like under-steer“, says Andreas Bovensiepen, Co-CEO of Alpina, and son of the company founder.
It is a standalone Bilstein dampers and Pirelli tyres in the Dimension 255/35 ZR20 front and 295/30 Z20 rear. The now forged instead of cast Alufegen are per copy to 5 kg lighter than the Vorgängerrad. The steering software has also been revised, but not too spicy – for a Go-Kart Feeling wanted to avoid sanding Alpina: "the North-the suspension is not so good for every day.“ ceramics there are not brakes also: The "not-so-effectively, we need you“ so Bovensiepen.
More than 50 years, there is Alpina right now, since 1981, the "manufacturer of exclusive Automobiles“ at the Federal motor transport authority in Flensburg as a stand-alone car manufacturer. It tuners, at that time the demarcation of the ordinary Car. The was a success, as well as today, the distancing of the BMW M and M Performance models.
At least 115 300 Euro for a Alpina B5 Biturbo Allrad Touring the owner. There are probably the best and fastest combination. (ampnet/jm)
Length x width x height (m): 4,96 x 1,86 x 1.47 Wheelbase (m): 2,98 Engine: V8 petrol engine 4395 CC, Biturbo, direct injection Power: 447 kW / 608 HP at 5750-6250 U/min Max. Torque: 800 Nm at 3000-5000 rpm Maximum speed: 322 km/h Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h: 3,7 sec. ECE average fuel consumption: 10.8 litres Efficiency Class: F CO2 emissions: 247 g/km (Euro 6) Empty weight / payload: 2120 kg / 560 kg Boot Capacity: 570 – 1700 Liters Max. Towing capacity: 2000 kg Wheels / tyres: 8.5 J x 20 / 255/35 ZR 20 front, 10 J x 20 / 285/30 ZR 20 at the rear Price: 115 € 300