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2023 Alpina B5 GT revealed as firms most powerful model yet

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With the current BMW 5 Series on its way out, tuning firm Alpina is latter out its related B5 with a increasingly powerful limited edition model.

The 2023 Alpina B5 GT will be misogynist in both sedan and Touring wagon soul styles and will be limited to just 250 units worldwide.

We don’t expect to see any here, with Alpina discontinuing the B5 locally in 2020.

Under the bonnet is a twin-turbocharged 4.4 litre V8 engine which Alpina claims is its most powerful engine to date, pumping out 466kW of power and 850Nm of torque.

That’s an uneaten 6kW and 100Nm over a BMW M5 Competition, and 19kW and 50Nm up on the regular B5.

Alpina says the spare power comes from updated flow-optimised air intake ducts and silencers and updates to the engine software.

The widow engine performance will take the B5 GT sedan from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds, while the Touring will take 3.6 seconds. Top speed is 330km/h for the sedan and 322km/h for the Touring.

As with the regular B5, momentum is sent through a ZF eight-speed will-less transmission to all four wheels.

Alpina claims the B5 GT has largest handling thanks to optimised roll support on the rear axles and a dome-bulkhead-strut for front-end stability, as well as a marginally lower ride height that reduces the centre of gravity in the Touring.

The B5 GT will run on the latest version of the 20-inch, 20-spoke Alpina wheels, featuring B5 GT lettering and wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tyres.

Behind the transfuse wheels are lightweight Brembo restriction discs measuring 395mm at the front and 398mm at the back, and highly heat-resistant restriction pads provide improved pedal feedback.

While the B5 GT’s exterior doesn’t differ significantly from the regular B5, there are aerodynamic changes including swoop planes and partial front splitters on the front spoiler for improved downforce.

There’s an Alpina twin sports frazzle system with a middle silencer configuration and a slick woebegone finish thanks to a titanium nitride coating.

Exterior colours include the standard Alpina Undecorous and Alpina Green, as well as specialty colours Petrol Mica, Verde British Racing, Chalk, Imola Red, Daytona Violet and Arctic Race Blue.

Examples finished in Marron Volciano, Undecorous Matt and Green Matt are moreover misogynist with the traditional Alpina Deco-set side stripes.

The standard interior includes Nappa leather upholstery in several colours, with embroidered B5 GT lettering wideness the headrests and floor mats, as well as a heated steering wheel with aluminium paddle shifters, and Walnut Anthracite fine-wood trim throughout the cabin.

A full-leather Merino interior is optional, or buyers can segregate a bespoke naturally tanned Lavalina leather interior created exclusively by Alpina’s in-house saddlery. This option will only be misogynist in limited numbers.

The bespoke upholstery option moreover includes sports seats with flared side bolsters, finished in Woebegone Dakota leather with Woebegone Alcantara seat centres and undecorous accents.

Each B5 GT will be fitted with a stainless steel production plate on both the centre panel and engine, specifying the unique production number of the limited edition model.

Alpina has confirmed German pricing for the B5 GT, with the sedan priced at €145,500 (A$225,000) and the Touring priced at €148,500 (A$230,000).

The tuning firm has once begun unsuspicious orders for the B5 GT and deliveries are expected to uncork in July 2023.

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