099 (September 2002) (p. 58 - 66) (Click Here for more stories from this issue).
This is the most powerful 5 Series Alpina has ever produced, but can it live up to its illustrious B10 forefathers?
In response to other supersaloons upping the anti Alpina has increased the V8 and rebadged it V8S. Out goes the 4.6L 347bhp/354lb ft unit in comes a 4.8L V8 375bhp/376lb ft. This results in 0-60 is in 5.4secs and 178mph top speed.
The BMWCar team take the car to Bruntingham proving ground to test the car out and manage c. 170mph
Vehicle: Grey 'B10 ALP'