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Compare BMW 5 Series Touring F11 LCI [518d] vs Alpina B5 Touring G31 [B5 Bi-Turbo]

Reviews

Neo score
61%
80%
Pros
  • Double-wishbone + multi-link suspension setup
  • Slightly improved styling
  • Up-rated engines (even less reliable?)
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Double-wishbone + multi-link suspension setup
  • Elegant yet modern styling
  • Lots of power and torque
Cons
  • Unreliable engines
  • Succumbed to AWD nonsense
  • Same engine (roughly) as the F11 B5 Touring

Price

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Variants

518d
518d AT
518d
518d AT
520d N47
520d N47 AT
520d N47 xDrive AT
520d B47
520d B47 AT
520d B47 xDrive AT
520i
520i AT
525d
525d AT
525d xDrive AT
528i
528i AT
528i xDrive AT
530d AT
530d xDrive AT
535d AT
535d xDrive AT
535i
535i AT
535i xDrive AT
550i AT
M550d xDrive AT
B5 Bi-Turbo
B5 Bi-Turbo LCI

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
560 L / 19.8 cu-ft ~ 1670 L / 59.0 cu-ft
570 L / 20.1 cu-ft ~ 1700 L / 60.0 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
7.2 L / 7.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
5.2 L / 5.5 qt
Fuel Capacity
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
66.0 L / 17.4 gal
Passengers
5
5
Payload
650 kg / 1433 lbs
560 kg / 1235 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
225/55 R17, 245/45 R18, 245/40 R19
255/35 R20, 285/30 R20
Turning Circle
12.0 m / 39.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
5-door Station Wagon
5-door Station Wagon

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
141 mm / 5.6 in
Size | Height
1462 mm / 57.6 in
1466 mm / 57.7 in
Size | Length
4907 mm / 193.2 in
4956 mm / 195.1 in
Size | Width
1860 mm / 73.2 in
1860 mm / 73.2 in
Track Width | Front
1600.0 mm / 63.0 in
1611.0 mm / 63.4 in
Track Width | Rear
1626.0 mm / 64.0 in
1596.0 mm / 62.8 in
Weight
1720.0 kg / 3792.0 lbs
2050.0 kg / 4519.5 lbs
Wheel Size
8J x 17, 8J x 18, 8.5J x 19
8.5J x 20, 10J x 20
Wheelbase
2968 mm / 116.9 in
2975 mm / 117.1 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
10.1 sec
3.6 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
9.6 sec
3.4 sec
CO2 Emission
127 ~ 137 g/km
241 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.29
Fuel Economy
4.8 L/100km / 49.0 MPG (combined) | 5.8 L/100km / 40.6 MPG (urban) | 4.3 L/100km / 54.7 MPG (highway)
10.4 L/100km / 22.6 MPG (combined) | 14.7 L/100km / 16.0 MPG (urban) | 7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
206.0 km/h / 128.0 mph
325.0 km/h / 201.9 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 6
Euro 6
Engine
N47D20
N63M50
Engine | Bore
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
16.5:1
10.0:1
Engine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1995.0 cc
4.4 L / 268.2 cu-in / 4395.0 cc
Engine | Power
143.0 hp / 106.6 kW @ 4000 rpm
608.0 hp / 453.4 kW @ 5750-6250 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
71.7 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
138.3 hp/L / 2.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
90.0 mm / 3.5 in
88.3 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque
360 Nm / 265.5 lb-ft @ 1750-2500 rpm
800 Nm / 590.0 lb-ft @ 3000-5000 rpm
Engine | Type
Twin-scroll turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engine
Transmission | Gears
6-speed
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual
Automatic Switch-Tronic

Production

Availability
2013 ~ 2014
2017 ~ 2020
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