Based on the BMW 5-Series, the German automaker Alpina (not tuner) has brought to this year’s edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show its D5 Bi-Turbo model that is motivated by a 6-cylinder, twin-turbo, 3.0-liter diesel engine that produces 345 hp (350 PS / 257 kW). If this isn’t impressive, you’ll be amazed to find out that it has the same fuel consumption as the 530d, a car that offers “only” 241 hp (245 PS / 180 kW), with a rating of 6.2 liters / 100 km.
This engine is mated to an 8-speed ZF SWITCH-TRONIC Sport Automatic transmission that has been updated by the engineers from Alpina. With these hardware specifications, the car is able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in only 5.2 seconds, on its way to a maximum speed of 168 mph (270 km/h).
They’ve fitted the car with Alpina’s springs that are now shorter while the wheels are also developed by them, dubbed Classic and measuring 20 inches on all four corners, wrapped around in Pilot Super Sport tires from Michelin.
Source: Alpina via WCF