2009 Alpina B7 vs. 2008 Alpina B5

To start off, 2009 Alpina B7 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Alpina B5. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Alpina B5 would be higher. At 4,398 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Alpina B5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 493 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Alpina B7 weights approximately 270 kg more than 2008 Alpina B5.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, both vehicles can yield 700 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Alpina B7 2008 Alpina B5
Make Alpina Alpina
Model B7 B5
Year Released 2009 2008
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4397 cc 4398 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 493 HP 493 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 700 Nm 700 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82.8 mm 82.7 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 300 km/hour 314 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 5 seconds 4.7 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1990 kg 1720 kg
Vehicle Length 5180 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1910 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2890 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 12.9 L/100km 12.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 70 L


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