Chassis & Suspension
The new BMW ALPINA D5 S is fitted with the latest suspension technology and offers a broad spectrum of driving experiences. ALPINA’s chassis engineers set themselves the goal of refining agility and lateral dynamics further, while maintaining first class ride comfort.
Electronically controlled dampers allow a pronounced range of adjustment. Using the Driving Experience Control the driver can select a number of modes, including Sport+ Mode for maximum dynamics or Comfort+ Mode for all-out ride-comfort.
Specifically adapted wishbones generate 1 degree of negative camber on the front axle for neutral handling and optimum lateral grip. This set-up works in unison with the ALPINA adaption of the electromechanical steering for a more precise steering feel.
In combination with new ALPINA CLASSIC 20“ forged wheels, the Pirelli Ultra-High-Performance tyres provide excellent handling in any driving situation.
Tires from Pirelli were last fitted to a BMW ALPINA in 1985, but their engineers convinced ALPINA to rekindle the cooperation more than thirty years later. The new BMW ALPINA D5 S comes equipped with super high performance tires measuring 255/35 ZR20 at the front and 295/30 ZR20 (Touring: 285/30 ZR20) at the rear*. These “ALP” labelled Pirelli P Zero tires were explicitly developed in accordance to ALPINA’s requirements with regards to dynamics and comfort. Combining motorsport technology with a flat shoulder contour and an innovative tread pattern facilitates high lateral loads and precise steering feeling without compromising wet handling.
* EU-tyre label: E / B / 74 dB front, E / B / 74 dB rear.