When you really want ballistic performance – in a traditional wagon – Alpina has the answer
Alpina’s high performance cars are fitted with bespoke mechanicals on BMW production lines before journeying to Alpina’s Buchloe plant, west of Munich, for final assembly. Remaining commercially at arm’s length from BMW, Alpina promotes itself as a German firm espousing an ethos similar to Bentley’s – comfort and performance combined. The latest model to join the company’s local range is the B5 Touring, based on a BMW 5 Series wagon and powered by Alpina’s own turbocharged V8.
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