BMW ALPINA D5 S

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.

Dynamic

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 B5 Bi-Turbo 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.

ALPINA Sport Plus suspension package

The new BMW ALPINA D5 S is optionally available with an ALPINA Sport Plus suspension package comprising rear wheel steering (Integral Active Steering) and active roll stabilisation (Adaptive Drive). The Integral Active Steering combines a variable ratio electromechanical steering rack at the front with a electromechanical rear-wheel steering system. The latter allows the rear wheels to apply up to a maximum of 2.5 degrees of steering angle – either in opposite direction to the front wheels at low speed for more agility, or in the same direction as the front wheels at higher speeds for improved stability. Adaptive Drive uses electronic actuated stabilisers which effectively eliminate body roll during dynamic cornering – it is specifically adapted to the BMW ALPINA D5 S’s suspension kinematics and light-weight 20” wheel and tire set-up.

 

 

Classic, Lightweight, Forged

New, forged wheels take the traditional 20-spoke ALPINA CLASSIC design in a new minimalistic and technical direction. Forging results in high-density and high strength aluminium alloy which enables a weight-optimized construction resulting in a weight-saving of over 15 kg or nearly 25 % compared to cast aluminium wheels of the same size. 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 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.


High performance brakes

The brake system of the BMW ALPINA D5 S is sourced from the 330 km/h fast BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo. It consists of four-piston fixed brake callipers and 395 mm discs on the front axle and floating brake callipers with 398 mm discs and an electromechanical parking brake on the rear axle. At additional costs, specially sportive drivers can choose an optional brake system which combines light-weight drilled composite discs with high performance brake pads for even more fading resistance under very demanding thermodynamics loads.



Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions according to EU Directive:


BMW ALPINA D5 SSaloon
Fuel consumption, combined:46.3 mpg
CO2 emissions combined:161 g/km
CO2 efficiency category:

Further information on specific fuel consumption and specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars is given in „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” which can be obtained free of charge at all points of sale and from the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Helmut-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen.