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      09-28-2009, 08:38 AM   #1
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Alpina F10 B5 spotted in testing

Seen here is the next gen Alpina B5 already in testing. That Alpina already has a F10 5-series to work with shows the close relationship that the Germany manufacturer/tuner continues to have with BMW. This continues a trend of Alpina having access to still-in-development BMWs prior to the model's debut. We most recently saw the Alpina B7 in development prior to its introduction.


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I love the quads!
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Jason,

How is it definitely a B5? Just curious...

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How is it definitely a B5? Just curious...

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The quads on the M cars are closer I beleive
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Nice meaty rear tires, must have lots of power on tap.
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and the number plate reads OAL which is where the Alpina HQ is located
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I really hope they bring this thing stateside. If it had 500+hp, a unique (and attractive) aero kit, and the 8 speed ZF auto, I'd literally be willing to blow someone at BMWNA to get the car stateside. I don't say that lightly either.
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I really hope they bring this thing stateside. If it had 500+hp, a unique (and attractive) aero kit, and the 8 speed ZF auto, I'd literally be willing to blow someone at BMWNA to get the car stateside. I don't say that lightly either.
sux to be in this country... really. The e60 M5 was a naturally aspirated V10 and the e60 B5 was a TTV8 from tthe 550i. speedophiles had a choice to get a naturally aspirated tour de force or a sledgehammer of a TTV8 that produced torques that rivalled the stuff out of Affalterbach.

With this car and the new M5, I want to say that the characteristics of the motor are going to be very similar, making it ever so difficult to choose between one or the other.
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How is it definitely a B5? Just curious...

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- No flared fenders
- No M mirrors
- Alpina oval shaped exhaust tips
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and the number plate reads OAL which is where the Alpina HQ is located
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- No flared fenders
- No M mirrors
- Alpina oval shaped exhaust tips
Thanks- I am not well versed in Alpina, as in the US we see limited versions and they are usually a little less over the top than the EU versions.
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This could be the V10 F10 that was testing alongside the F10 TTV8.. A V10 powered Alpina B5??
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- No flared fenders
- No M mirrors
- Alpina oval shaped exhaust tips
all test mule m5's have not shown fender flares

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Nice meaty rear tires, must have lots of power on tap.
they should be wider than that

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This could be the V10 F10 that was testing alongside the F10 TTV8.. A V10 powered Alpina B5??
Very possible..

As much as I wanna disagree with his posting, I do recall the f01 b7 being tested near ending of test mule.
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Jason,

How is it definitely a B5? Just curious...

Thanks!

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It's already been mentioned, but to summarize there are two points that give it away as B5: Besides the number plates which represent Algaeu (location of Alpina headquarter) this car also has the typical Alpina exhaust tips which are oval.


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Nice...!

So on the specs, Alpina B5 and the upcoming M5 will have a similar TT V8 setup. Hmmm, they might be really close in performance except for M5 being more superior in the handling department but the Alpina will have a superior interior.

This might be interesting.
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sux to be in this country... really. The e60 M5 was a naturally aspirated V10 and the e60 B5 was a TTV8 from tthe 550i. speedophiles had a choice to get a naturally aspirated tour de force or a sledgehammer of a TTV8 that produced torques that rivalled the stuff out of Affalterbach.

With this car and the new M5, I want to say that the characteristics of the motor are going to be very similar, making it ever so difficult to choose between one or the other.
The E60 550i never was a TTV8, are you impaired? Get it right before making claims like "torque that rivals the stuff out of Affalterbach" because 360 lb/ft is lower than last generation AMG models.
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