Wait, a diesel engine that sounds great? Yes, they exist. Increase the volume and listen to a 3.0-liter inline-six soundtrack running on Devil’s Fuel in the car. It began life as a BMW 535d (F10) before converting the ALPINA luxury sedan to the D5 BiTurbo. Butcher’s talented men unlocked 350 horsepower and 700 Newton-meters (516 lb-ft) of torque. However, this car packs a bigger punch.
In fact, the ALPINA D5 BiTurbo is massaged to deliver 425 hp and a mountain-moving 900 Nm (664 lb-ft). The huge diesel punch enables a medium sized premium saloon to reach 62 mph (100 km / h) in just 4.8 seconds. As you can see, this is one of the fastest oil-burners out there after hitting a GPS-verified 167 mph (269 km / h).
This ALPINA D5 eats BiTurbo Miles
Despite covering more than 225,000 kilometers (139,808 miles), the D5 BiTurbo pulls like a train and is great for swallowing automobiles. It doesn’t go into detail about the changes that went through it, but it does sound great. Diesel particulate filter (DPF) has been removed to unlock the N57 engine.
ALPINA unveiled the D5 BiTurbo in September 2011 before applying for an LCI two years later. In early 2017, production was completed. In the same year, the G30-based D5 S followed with a trio of turbochargers. June 2020 brings the facelifted version for sale today. Only time will tell whether the next generation of 5er will produce a diesel-fueled ALPINA in 2023 in the face of increasingly stringent emissions regulations.
Although the BMW Group is acquiring ALPINA, the latter will continue to build vehicles as usual until 2025. It remains to be seen whether diesel will still be important by the middle of the decade, especially in the coming years due to the Euro 7 regulation. Meanwhile, in addition to the XD3 and XD4 crossovers, the D3 S is still selling
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