BMW ALPINA D5 S – the new benchmark in the high-performance diesel segment. The aim of the ALPINA engineers was to improve upon the excellent engine characteristics of the predecessor and offer a rev-happy, dynamic yet cultured driving experience.
The result: The new BMW ALPINA D5 S has the most powerful diesel drivetrain ever to feature in a BMW ALPINA automobile. The 3.0 litre straight-six cylinder engine with three turbochargers and common rail high-pressure direct injection delivers an impressive output of 285 kW (388 hp) between 4000 and 5000 rpm. A maximum torque of 800 Nm is available between 1750 and 2650 rpm.
The resulting performance figures are outstanding. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 4.4 seconds (Touring 4.6 seconds), the sprint to 200 km/h is completed in 17.0 seconds (Touring 17.2 seconds). A top speed of 286 km/h (Touring 283 km/h) makes the BMW ALPINA D5 S one of the fastest series production diesels available today!*
A number of significant technical details are responsible for the engine’s power output and performance characteristics – especially with regards to the air intake system, the intercooler and the turbocharger configuration as well as the high-performance cooling system.
The permanent two stage charging system comprising a total of three turbochargers is responsible for the smooth, effortless, and – for a diesel – untypically lively power delivery over the entire rpm range.
More output requires more cooling. The high performance cooling package of the new BMW ALPINA D5 S is designed for maximum effectiveness. Large volume coolers and optimised coolant hosing allow high throughput rates. An indirect intercooler set-up keeps air intake distances short. A primary air-water cooler located in front of the engine supplies a large volume water-air intercooler. Additionally three external coolers and a transmission oil cooler guarantee thermodynamic stability even under highest loads.
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For the first time the BMW ALPINA D5 S exploits the technical potential of BMW’s xDrive system and its intelligent and dynamic distribution of drive power which continuously and fully variable distributes torque between the front and rear axle within milliseconds for maximum traction and control.
The programming of the torque distribution control, which is interconnected with the Dynamic Stability Control and the engine management system, is performance-oriented and it increases driving agility and dynamics markedly – especially under lateral acceleration – while maintaining balanced and neutral handling. Besides allowing optimum traction under acceleration by eliminating slip induced losses, the system continuously monitors a wide range of sensory inputs – for example steering angle, lateral acceleration, yaw angle and speed – to distribute torque so as to achieve maximum safety in challenging conditions or when encountering sudden changes in road surface friction. The DTC Mode of the Dynamic Stability Control offers an even more pronounced rear wheel drive torque distribution and allows for more slip when driving at the limit.
For ALPINA, low consumption and emissions have always been a central theme, often resulting in pioneering solutions first introduced in small series production. The SUPERKAT - an electronically heated metal catalytic converter – is a great example, meaning NOx and CO emissions were 80 % less than required by regulations in 1996. Naturally, the new BMW ALPINA D5 S features the latest in exhaust gas treatment technology. In addition to a specific diesel particulate filter and a NOx storage catalytic converter, a SCR catalytic converter with aqueous urea solution injection (AdBlue®) reduces emissions to a minimum. The AdBlue® tank volume is 21 litres.
Fuel consumption in the combined cycle measured according to ECE norms is 7.3 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 192 g/km. The new BMW ALPINA D5 S is homologated according to the latest exhaust emissions standard Euro 6d.
BMW ALPINA D5 S Saloon AWD Touring AWD
Fuel consumption, combined: 7.3 l/100 km 7.3 l/100 km
CO2 emissions combined: 192 g/km 192 g/km
CO2 efficiency category: D C
Determined on the basis of the measured CO2 emissions taking into account the mass of the vehicle.
New test procedure WLTP
Stated fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured pursuant to EU Regulation 715/2007 in its applicable version. From 1st of September 2018 the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) has replaced the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Regardless of the applied test procedure, it is currently still mandatory to state fuel consumption and CO2 emissions according to NEDC, hence stated values are determined based on the WLTP test procedure and are converted to NEDC 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 stated here. The provision of additional fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as determined according to WLTP is currently voluntary until their provision becomes mandatory by law.
Further information on specific fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new passenger cars is provided by the ‚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) or online https://www.dat.de/co2/.