The Germans from Alpina recently unveiled the new D5 BiTurbo, a fuel-efficient diesel model based on the current BMW 5 Series generation. According to the manufacturer, the new model is able to offer impressive performance for a diesel model while keeping the fuel consumption at a reasonable level. Thanks to the engineers from Alpina, the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged diesel engine is now able to develop 350 horsepower while returning an average fuel consumption of only 6,2 liters/100 km and 165 g/km CO2 emissions.
The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is possible now in 5,2 seconds while the top speed is limited at 270 km/h. Other features of the German model include a new ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox along a high-performance sport suspension.
The exterior appearance includes new 20-inch Alpina Classic wheels fitted with 255/35ZR20 (front) and 285/30ZR20 (rear) Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
Of course, Alpina revised the front and rear bumpers for a refreshed appearance but we can’t see major differences comparing to the standard 5 Series.
“With the support of BMW’s diesel competence and the rapid advance in diesel technology altogether, ALPINA developed a modified 2 litre in line four cylinder diesel engine,” says the German manufacturer about the innovations used for this model.