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        Frankfurt Auto Show 2017: Alpina D5 is a diesel BMW 5 Series with 388bhp!

        Desirazu Venkat

        Desirazu Venkat

        It’s not the best time to be doing something with diesel cars thanks to the negative air around the fuel. However, Alpina doesn’t seem to care as it has taken a top spec diesel 5 Series and done its magic tuning on the sedan to produce a beast called the D5.  

        Alpina D5

        Well, the adjectives in the first paragraph for the D5 are there because it is powered (in LHD form) by a triple-turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six producing 388bhp/800Nm of torque. It’s got rear-wheel drive and with record numbers that would put many petrol cars to shame.

        The 0-100kmph sprint is done and dusted in 4.4 seconds while the top speed is 286kmph! What’s more you can have this as a sedan or a wagon.  However, if you live in a RHD market and want this car, then you will get it in a 326bhp/700Nm state of tune.

        It has got all the luxury bits found in a BMW but with Alpina badges and a bit of sportiness in terms of the materials used.  If you thought BMWs were fast then an Alpina is definitely the next step forward.

        BMW 5 Series [2017-2021]
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