Impressive driving performance

The BMW ALPINA D5’s engine character is best described by its excellent throttle response and willingness to rev up to the red-line, which is rather untypical for a diesel. The innovative BMW mild hybrid technology with a 48-volt starter generator delivers a noticeable performance boost especially in the lower speed ranges.

The straight-six 3.0 litre engine with Bi-Turbo charging offers an output of 255 kW (347 hp). A maximum torque of 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) is available from just 1750 rpm and up to 2750 rpm – setting the benchmark in the performance diesel segment. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 4.8 seconds, the sprint to 200 km/h is completed in 19.9 seconds. With a top speed of 275 km/h (171 mph), the BMW ALPINA D5 S is one of the fastest series production diesel available today.

BMW mild hybrid technology

The mild hybrid technology adopted from BMW not only enhances the efficiency of the high-performance diesel engine but also its dynamic response. Recuperated energy is stored in a 48-volt battery and supplied as additional power by a belt-driven 48-volt starter generator. With electrical power of up to 8 kW (11 hp) instantly available, engine and throttle response are unparalleled, especially at low engine speeds. At constant speeds, the engine can operate in an optimised load range thanks to the support of the electrical system, further improving efficiency.

Performance enhancing all-wheel drive (xDrive)

The BMW ALPINA D5 S all-wheel drive is based on the BMW xDrive system, which fully and variably distributes torque as required between the front and rear axles. The ALPINA specific, situational traction-optimised adjustment of the torque distribution is predominantly rear-wheel-biased to match the sportive character of the BMW ALPINA D5 S.


Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions according to the applicable EU Directive VO (EU) 715/2007:

BMW ALPINA D5 S                                                                                                                                      Saloon RHD
Fuel consumption, combined:                                                                                                                      44.1 mpg
CO2 emissions combined:                                                                                                                           169 g/km
CO2 efficiency category:                                                                                                                              B

The disclosed fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured according to WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) and converted to NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) for comparison purposes. Depending on your country, vehicle related taxes or other duties may be based on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data which differs from that shown here.

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.