BMW ALPINA D5 S showcased at IAA 2017 – Live
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ALPINA has showcased its latest performance saloon, the BMW ALPINA D5 S at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Here are the live images of the car from the event.
The BMW ALPINA D5 S measures 4,956 mm in length, 1,868 mm in width, and 1,466 mm in height. The car’s wheelbase is 2,975 mm. The D5 S is based on the BMW 5 Series, but features better aerodynamics, thanks to ALPINA components. The BMW kidney grille is active, which closes for improved aerodynamics. The company’s aerodynamic components reduce uplift on the front and rear axle to almost zero for maximum driving stability at all speeds. The ALPINA Classic 20-inch forged wheels provides 25 percent lesser unsprung mass. The car features an all-LED lighting system.
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On the inside, the car gets leather upholstery, electronic comfort seats; latest BMW navigation, communication and infotainment systems. The hand-crafted ALPINA sports steering wheel is made of LAVALINA leather with blue/green stitching. Several interior trim options exist, including ALPINA Piano Lacquer or ALPINA Luxury Wood Myrtle, and a new ALPINA Luxury Wood Walnut Nature.
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The company claims the BMW ALPINA D5 S the fastest series production diesel available, as on September 2017. It’s a no-brainer considering the car draws power from a 3.0 litre straight-six cylinder engine with three turbochargers. It delivers an output of 388 PS between 4,000 and 5,000 rpm. A maximum torque of 800 Nm is available between 1,750 and 2,650 rpm. The car accelerates from 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds and can reach a top speed of 286 kmph. The engine works in tandem with an all-wheel drive system and the 8-Speed Sport-Automatic ZF 8HP75 SWITCH-TRONIC transmission.
In the safety department, highlights include Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cruise control with brake function, and front, side and head airbags, with passenger airbag deactivation. The international export price for the car starts from 73,866 Euros, excluding tax.