Chassis & Suspension
The ALPINA driving experience is unique - perhaps best characterised by effortlessness and powerful confidence. The intelligent suspension and chassis set-up plays a pivotal role in this by allowing high, perceptible comfort combined with outstanding driving dynamics and neutral handling. This is the oft-cited driving comfort ‘made by‘ ALPINA.
The adaptive ALPINA sports suspension combines electronically adjustable dampers with springs, auxiliary springs and anti-roll bars. Independent of the active dampers continuously adapting to the current driving conditions, the driver can also noticeably adjust the suspension and overall driving dynamics towards a more comfort or sport orientated setup.
Camber and toe-in settings adapted to the model-specific wheel and tyre combination, subtle elastokinematic measures and the maximum rim size ensure high directional stability, precise steering and agile handling. The iconic ALPINA CLASSIC 20” wheels are equipped with MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S summer tyres. These high-performance tyres, which are specifically matched to the respective car, are benchmark in the categories: traction, wet and dry grip and durability. The tyres on all BMW ALPINA automobiles forego run-flat technology in favour of enhanced ride comfort.
The Dynamic Performance Control button, which is used to select the different modes of the electronically adjustable dampers, also controls other parameters and features that influence driving dynamics. Depending on the equipment specifications of the particular model, this may include for example active roll stabilisation, power steering, torque distribution (all-wheel drive only) and even the driving stability control systems – the latter which are programmed with a noticeably sport-oriented setup.