It’s a Wagon with 608 hp
The BMW Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Touring AWD doesn’t look any more intimidating than any other wagon, but it hides a secret that you’re bound to find out about the moment you touch the throttle. The car has a 608 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. The bi-turbo V8 engine also pushes power to all four wheels. The model is capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 200 mph.
That’s faster than many sports cars and even some supercars. To illustrate this, Alpina put together a little ad to troll both Porsche and AMG. In the ad, a Porsche GT3 RS and the AMG GT R are duking it out on a long stretch of a racetrack. As Motor1 rightly points out, it looks a lot like the Nurburgring. The Porsche and AMG are backed by some hardcore rock music and the typical engine noises and fast cutaways used to make the cars look even quicker.
Then comes the Aplina. It sort of saunters in and traditional Bavarian music plays. It’s a stark contrast and one that Alpina has to be happy with. The wagon takes off leaving the other two cars in the dust.
It’s a simple advertisement with a simple message, and it’s awesome to see a super high-speed wagon coming from at least one well-respected company in the industry. It’s a nice break from all of the SUV talk and all of the low-slung electric hypercars. There’s just something lovely about a super-fast station wagon.