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Compare Alpina B12 E38 [B12 5.7 E-Kat] vs Alpina B5 E60 [B5]

Reviews

Neo score
81%
79%
Pros
  • Exceptionally gorgeous
  • Very smooth V12
  • Rather good reliability record
  • Superb engine performance
  • Exceptional styling
Cons
  • No manual transmission
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

Price

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Variants

B12 5.7 E-Kat
B12 6.0 E-Kat
B5
B5 S

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
520 L / 18.4 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity
95.0 L / 25.1 gal
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
Passengers
5
5
Payload
460 kg / 1014 lbs
540 kg / 1190 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
245/40 ZR20, 275/35 ZR20
245/35R20, 285/30R20

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1415 mm / 55.7 in
1468 mm / 57.8 in
Size | Length
4984 mm / 196.2 in
4841 mm / 190.6 in
Size | Width
1862 mm / 73.3 in
1846 mm / 72.7 in
Track Width | Front
1552.0 mm / 61.1 in
1566.0 mm / 61.7 in
Track Width | Rear
1554.0 mm / 61.2 in
1574.0 mm / 62.0 in
Weight
2035.0 kg / 4486.4 lbs
1720.0 kg / 3792.0 lbs
Wheelbase
2930 mm / 115.4 in
2888 mm / 113.7 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.4 sec
4.7 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.1 sec
4.5 sec
Fuel Economy
11.9 L/100km / 19.8 MPG (combined)
12.3 L/100km / 19.1 MPG (combined) | 18.6 L/100km / 12.6 MPG (urban) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
280.0 km/h / 174.0 mph
314.0 km/h / 195.1 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 4
Engine
H1
Engine | Bore
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.5:1
9.0:1
Engine | Displacement
5.6 L / 344.5 cu-in / 5646.0 cc
4.4 L / 268.4 cu-in / 4398.0 cc
Engine | Power
387.0 hp / 288.6 kW @ 5200 rpm
500.0 hp / 372.8 kW @ 5500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
68.5 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
113.7 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
82.7 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Torque
560 Nm / 413.0 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm
700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V12 engine with 2 values per cylinder
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic
Automatic

Production

Availability
1995 ~ 1998
2005 ~ 2008
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