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.
By means of in-depth development work, ALPINA engineers have revised the suspension to match the high power output of the 4.4 litre V8 Bi-Turbo in order to deliver pronounced driving dynamics, over and above those of the predecessor, while maintaining first-class ride comfort.
Adaptive dampers in combination with shorter and stiffer springs increase lateral dynamics while simultaneously allowing a pronounced range of adjustment. Using the Driving Experience Control switch, the electronically adjustable dampers are regulated in both compression and rebound, offering maximum dynamic performance in Sport+ Mode or all-out ride comfort for gentle cruising in the ALPINA specific Comfort+ Mode. The Touring variant of the new BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo has a rear-axle air suspension which ensures a neutral ride height and balanced handling characteristics regardless of loads.
In combination with new ALPINA CLASSIC 20“ forged wheels, 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 for use on the new BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo and 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