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by Brett Davis

Renowned BMW tuner, Alpina, has just launched the Aplina B5 BiTurbo Touring wagon package. The car features custom Alpina interior details, exterior trimmings, wheels and a tuned 4.4-litre twin-turbo BMW V8 engine.

Power is rated at 373kW while torque is set at a tree-stump-ripping 700Nm. Think of it as like a BMW 550i wagon, and some. Actually, think of it as like a new BMW M5 wagon. Alpina is known for providing superior levels of comfort over outright hard-edged performance though, so perhaps think of it as a comfy, new 2011 model BMW M5 wagon.

Aplina has added its usual subtle styling touches to the B5 Touring, such as a discrete bodykit with revised front and rear bumper bars over the standard BMW 5 Series.

It also gets traditional Alpina multispoke alloy wheels and a bespoke Alpina leather interior.

The car has been available as a sedan for some time now, but the company’s website has just expanded the package option, now offering a wagon variant. For some reason, it’s just better in wagon form.

What do you think, is it the ultimate sleeper?