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Do you love the notion of the 507-horsepower, twin-tubocharged Alpina B5 Touring, but just can't get behind a high-performance family wagon? Alpina has good news for you. The company has officially pulled back the curtain on the new B5 Sedan, and the vehicle boasts the same wicked driveline as its long-roof twin. That means there's a dizzying 516 pound-feet of torque pouring out of the same forced-induction 4.4-liter V8. A ZF eight-speed automatic transmission takes care of gear-swapping duties while a range of subtle aesthetic tweaks set this bruiser apart from its more mundane counterparts.

There is no mistaking the flashy, 20-inch Alpina wheels, however. According to the company, the combined kit allows the B5 Sedan to clip off a 0-62 dash in just 4.5 seconds. That's plenty quick by our estimation and about on par with the new 2012 BMW M5. Which would you rather have? Hit the jump for the brief press release while you mull it over.Continue reading Alpina B5 Biturbo sedan looks the M5 square in the eyes

Alpina B5 Biturbo sedan looks the M5 square in the eyes originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 07 Mar 2012 09:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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