Say hello to the worlds fastest production wagon!
We are huge fans of performance wagons, because they offer a perfect blend of performance and practicality. In the last couple of years there have been some great contenders for dominance in this market, namely the Audi RS4 and RS6 Wagon, Mercedes-AMG C63 and E63 Wagon, Mercedes-Benz CLA45 and CLS63 AMG, just to name a couple. Most recently, we’ve seen the introduction of Alpina Automobiles B5 BiTurbo Touring enter the market, with its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 that produces 447kW and 800Nm, capable of completing the 0-100km/h sprint in just 3.7 seconds.
Fast Forward to 2020, and we have some amazing performance wagons on their way. We’ve got the new, highly anticipated Audi RS6 Wagon, the Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo Touring and newly spotted in it’s camouflage, we have some spy shots (courtest of the folks over at CarBuzz) of the updated Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Touring, which will be based on the facelift of the current generation BMW 5 Series.
It hasn’t been officially unveiled by Alpina Automobiles as of yet, but CarBuzz spies have caught a camouflaged prototype undergoing testing for the first time.The Alpina B5 BiTurbo Touring’s styling has been updated with slimmer headlights, a wider grille, and new rear lights.
The facelifted B5 Bi-Turbo Touring certainly looks more aggressive thanks to a new front bumper housing some rather large air intakes, and Alpina has added a stylish set of their classic multi-spoke wheels and very familiar quad exhaust pipes.
Knowing what Alpina does to their BMW vehicles, and recently having the opportunity to test their XD3 SUV (which you can read about HERE), to say we’re excited for the B5 Touring would be a huge understatement. This uber-wagon will be absolutely epic, and we can’t wait for it to arrive!
Photo’s by CarBuzz**