BMW Alpina B5

You may have noticed that the B5′s performance stats are creeping toward those of the latest M5, which in our testing hit 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and can reach 190 mph. If you must have the quicker car, the M5 is your choice, but the Alpina is no slouch. So, then, it likely boils down to a matter of taste, although the B5 isn’t available in the U.S. On the flip side, if you’re in Europe, it might matter that the M5 isn’t available in Alpina’s blue or green hues. Go ahead, flip a coin.

BMW Alpina B5

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By Sam Schembari