For The Alpina D5 gives thundering performance mated to genuine 45mpg economy. Tasteful and well appointed interior, and an exclusive badge to go with it.

Against Feels as heavy as the scales suggest when you really start to throw it around. Otherwise, not many bad points.

Alpina D5 Saloon
44 5stars

The Alpina D5 delivers a rare, if not unique blend of performance, exclusivity, space and economy. That makes it one of the industry’s best kept secrets.

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Saloon 3.0 Bi-Turbo 4dr £55,950
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

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Target Price team says:

The Alpina D5 is a highly desirable car, that much is obvious from the outset. It offers monstrous performance allied to useful economy in abundance, but…its exclusivity is very much a double-edged sword when it comes to resale time. Because the market still doesn’t know quite what to make of the Alpina badge, secondhand values tend not to be as strong as those of the factory cars. Having said that, so well rounded is the D5’s repertoire, and so few flaws does it contain, this could be the Alpina that confounds tradition and changes the market’s opinion. Either way, if you can afford this car there simply aren’t many other pitfalls to watch out for.

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