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BMW bringing the Alpina B5 BiTurbo Touring to Geneva

Alpina has a long history of making high performance versions of the newest BMW non-performance models along with adding even more luxurious interior amenities and when the 2011 Geneva Motor Show opens, show-goers will be introduced to the new Alpina B5 BiTurbo Touring – based on the BMW 5-Series wagon.

The new Alpina B5 BiTurbo Touring shares a great deal of the styling with the B5 BiTurbo sedan and the larger B7 BiTurbo models beginning with the aggressive front fascia bearing the Alpina logo along the bottom. Down the sides, the B5 BiTurbo shares the unique 20” thin-spoke wheels that have become a trademark of the modern Alpina vehicles. Out back, the B5 BiTurbo Touring has more aero work, with a lower rear fascia wrapping around the four large, polished exhaust tips.

The new Alpina B5 BiTurbo Touring also shares a drivetrain with the sedan version, with the 4.4L twin turbocharged V8 churning out an awesome 507 horsepower and 516lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels via a ZL 8-speed automatic transmission. This boosted V8 drivetrain allows this modified 2011 BMW 5-Series wagon to rip from 0-60 in under 5 seconds and hit a top speed of 187 miles per hour – making for one sexy-fast grocery getter.

Details are limited for now but when the full details are announced from Geneva, we can expect the Alpina B5 BiTurbo to have a second-to-none level of fit and finish to the interior. A state of the art sound system most likely surrounded by super plush high end leather seats and trim improves on BMW’s already high level of luxury level quality.

The 2011 Geneva Motor Show opens tomorrow and TorqueNews.com will bring you all of your hottest news from the Suisse show. Check out the gallery below for a closer look at the new Alpina B5 BiTurbo Touring with images courtesy of Alpina.

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