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BWM and Alpina go together like Trump supporters and red caps. The German tuning outfit has a long history with the BMW brand dating back to 1965, and while it’s always been seen as an external aftermarket company, it was actually bought by BMW early in 2022. It’s still treated like a separate organisation, but clearly has more access to BMW cars to do R&D and play around with tuning. The latest creation from the Buchloe, Bavaria-based firm is based on the latest 5-Series models and the modification package that was just announced as the BMW Alpina B5 GT not only gives the cars a slight nip/tuck in the visuals, but it is also the most powerful Alpina car to date. That’s saying something because we’ve seen some serious cars from them over the years. The package is also made available to the sedan and the estate versions.

The new Alpina B5 GT is available in the OEM green or blue paint, but for those wanting to have something a little less understated, there’s also the choice of six custom paint tones with fancy names like Arctic Race Blue, Chalk, Daytona Violet, Imola Red, Petrol Mica, and Verde British Racing. For the exterior, there’s the addition of titanium nitride-coated dual twin exhaust tips and a set of 20-inch Alpina Classic wheels in Marron Volciano paint. This style of wheel is synonymous with Alpina cars, it’s been around for many years and it still looks great. Seen between the spokes is a set of 4-pot Brembo calipers on large 394mm discs. The cabin features OEM Nappa leather but there is also the option of Merino leather and Walnut Anthracite wood trim, as well as a full custom option with sportier seats wrapped in black Dakota leather with black Alcantara seat inserts, blue accents, and Alpina branding. These 5-Series cars make use of BMW’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8, and after Alpina’s fettling, they’ve become the most powerful Alpina offering to date. The power bump sees the setup rated at 466 kW (634 hp) with a massive 850 Nm of torque which results in a 0-100 km/h run in 3.4 seconds and has a 330 km/h top speed in the sedan while the longroof can get the same done in 3.6 seconds and has a 322 km/h top-end.

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows the same images as you see here but with an explanation about what iconic tuner Alpina has done to the 5-Series platform to reveal the strongest Alpina car to date: BMW Alpina B5 GT boasts Tuner's Strongest Engine with 634 HP | DPCCars

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