Maximum ride comfort and lateral dynamics

The ALPINA Sport Suspension offers a wide variety of driving experiences ranging from plush ride comfort to advanced dynamics. Electronically controlled dampers allow a pronounced range of adjustment in compression and rebound. Shorter and stiffer springs bring about overall sharper handling, and have the added benefit of lowering the centre of gravity whilst improving aerodynamics. The adaptation of the active roll stabilisation specifically takes into consideration the kinematics of the BMW ALPINA B5’s suspension and light-weight 20” wheel and tyre set-up.


The Integral Active Steering offers direct steering response with exceptional feedback. The variable sports steering system and  -1° camber at the front axle ensure superior handling in every driving situation. The electromechanical rear-wheel steering enables the wheels of the rear axle to pivot a maximum of 2.3° left or right.

Excellent deceleration

The ALPINA brake system, comprising four-piston fixed brake callipers with brake discs of 395 mm diameter on the front axle and floating brake callipers with brake discs of 398 mm diameter on the rear axle, offer excellent braking performance. The optionally available high-performance brake system with light-weight drilled composite brake discs and specific brake pads offers even higher thermodynamic reserves and more direct pedal feedback.*

*Please note that drilled bake discs may lead to a loss of acoustic comfort.

Limited-slip differential

Enhanced driving dynamics, pure driving pleasure: A mechanical limited-slip differential, using motorsport grade CNC machined components, is available as an option. The BMW ALPINA B5 dynamically corners with a rear-wheel drive emphasis and the increased power transfer and traction allow particularly dynamic acceleration out of corners.

BMW ALPINA B5:                                                      Saloon                            Touring
Fuel consumption, combined:                                   11.1 l/100km                   11.2 l/100km
CO2 emissions combined:                                         253 g/km                        256 g/km
CO2 efficiency category:                                           F                                  F

EU tyre label

EU tyre label = fuel efficiency class / wet grip class / external rolling noise class, external rolling noise value

For more detailed information, please click here:
EU tyre labels - information according to Regulation (EU) 2020/740

New test procedure WLTP

Stated fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured pursuant to EU Regulation 715/2007 in its applicable version. From 1st of September 2018 the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) has replaced the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Regardless of the applied test procedure, it is currently still mandatory to state fuel consumption and CO2 emissions according to NEDC, hence stated values are determined based on the WLTP test procedure and are converted to NEDC for comparison purposes. Depending on your country, vehicle related taxes or other duties may be based on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data which differs from that stated here. The provision of additional fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as determined according to WLTP is currently voluntary until their provision becomes mandatory by law.

Further information on specific fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new passenger cars is provided by the ‚Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen‘ which can be obtained free of charge at all points of sale and from the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT) or online