Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Carpix for Autoindustriya | posted August 10, 2016 15:34
High-performance wagon undergoes more testing
With the G30 BMW 5 Series set to be revealed soon, more photos of the company's D-Segment entry have been gradually emerging on the web. Alpina, an luxury auto manufacturer that builds cars based on BMW's line up, currently has its hands on the yet to be revealed G31 5 Series Touring (wagon); a car that our spies caught doing laps around the Nurburgring.
Called the B5 Touring, this model will serve as Alpina's most powerful wagon.
In Alpina tradition, large sections of the car's body is unchanged. Like the four-door counterpart, signature BMW styling cues are retained such as the kidney grill and Hoffmeister Kink. Seen here in classic Alpina Blue, the sporty wagon comes a deep chin spoiler which is one of the few exterior upgrades the tuning firm does to BMWs. The bespoke theme continues to the rear of the wagon with a unique rear bumper and quad exhaust pipes.
Our spies say the interior could be carried over from the standard BMW 5 Series. It is likely that the interior will be available with a long list of options regarding trim, colors, leather upholstery and more, as Alpina customers will be able to configure their own interiors for added personalization.
Alpina has been building high performance BMW-based wagons since the 90's and the upcoming model will be no exception. At the time of writing, there are few details regarding the engines for the upcoming 5 Series which will serve as the platform for the Alpina B5. With the current Alpina B5 engine producing 600 PS, there is a possibility that the G31 Alpina B5 will inch closer to 650 PS. A diesel version, called the D5, will also be available. The current D5 puts out 350 PS and this new model may put out at least 400 PS.