1st March 2001, 19:28
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The X5 will be named X5 HP. The engine is from ALPINA and will be produced together with the car in Dingolfing. ALPINA will just supply BMW with the know how and the different parts. These are: Valves, cam shafts, pistons, piston ring, connecting rods, Motronic program.
The M5 engine died at a comparison test in Miramas (France). That was the reason that the BMW management decided to go with the ALPINA engine. Depending of the exhaust system in the X5 the engine will just have approx. the 347 HP which will be showed in the papers. Torque is approx. 470 NM.
The B10 V8 sedan has approx. 360 - 365 HP even when the papers show also 347. The torque is close to 500 NM.
The ALPINA engine is powerfull and very economical. I have a average speed over 56 mph in the bord computer. The consumption-II is 21 mpg.
Oil consumption is "0". No VANOS noise.
318i Cabrio E36