Alpina is going to get the better of M5 fans – not only because it has the 600-horsepower (447-kilowatt) B5 Bi-Turbo alternative, but also because it can be secured in the very practical Touring version.
But you might want the aftermarket specialist’s well known panache without actually turning up with a monster on the driveway – the Buchloe, Germany-based company’s teaser might be better suited for you, then. The company is going to present soon the new diesel-powered D5 S will all-wheel drive, and anyone in Europe will be able to grab it. The teaser shows a glimpse of the LED instrument cluster, complete with moniker “D5 S” on the rev counter – and we also know it’s going to be brimming with technology. You can have it as a sedan and Touring, in left and right-hand drive and packing a sport suspension system with Dynamic Damper Control, as well as BMW’s Integral Active Steering, matched by Adaptive Drive.
The left-hand-drive D5 S is going to draw power from a 3.0-liter straight-six engine good for 382 hp (285 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque, enabling a sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 4.4 seconds, with a maximum speed of 177 mph (286 kph). The right-hand drive will only be offered as a sedan, and the same 3.0-liter straight-six will be limited to 321 hp (240 kW), and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. The signature subtle Alpina enhancements are to be expected all over, along with a set of 20-inch Classic forged wheels, shod in Pirelli P Zero tires measuring in at 255/35 ZR20 at the front, and 295/30 ZR20 at the rear, specifically developed for the new Alpina model.