Chassis & Suspension
The new BMW ALPINA D5 S is fitted with the latest suspension technologies which offer a broad spectrum of driving experiences.
Electronically controlled dampers developed together with ThyssenKrupp-Bilstein are sportive by default and offer a pronounced range of adjustment in compression and rebound. Using the Driving Experience Control the driver can select a number of modes, including Sport+ Mode for maximum dynamics or Comfort+ Mode for all-out ride-comfort. Shorter and stiffer springs bring about overall sharper handling and have the added benefit of lowering the centre of gravity whilst improving aerodynamics. The Touring variant of the new BMW ALPINA D5 S features a rear-axle air suspension which ensures a neutral ride height and balanced handling characteristics regardless of loads.
In combination with new ALPINA CLASSIC 20“ forged wheels, the Pirelli Ultra-High-Performance tyres provide excellent handling in any driving situation.
Tires from Pirelli were last fitted to a BMW ALPINA in 1985, but their engineers convinced ALPINA to rekindle the cooperation more than thirty years later. The new BMW ALPINA D5 S comes equipped with super high performance tires measuring 255/35 ZR20 at the front and 295/30 ZR20 (Touring: 285/30 ZR20) at the rear*. These “ALP” labelled Pirelli P Zero tires were explicitly developed in accordance to ALPINA’s requirements with regards to dynamics and comfort. Combining motorsport technology with a flat shoulder contour and an innovative tread pattern facilitates high lateral loads and precise steering feeling without compromising wet handling.
* EU-tyre label: E / B / 74 dB front, E / B / 74 dB rear.