BMW M5 Competition Edition: the ultimate edition of the ultimate performance saloon
The BMW M5 celebrates the production life of the F10-generation M5 by becoming one of the most powerful cars BMW has ever made. The M5’s TwinPower turbo V8 engine now produces an astonishing 600hp and 700Nm thanks to a recalibrated ECU, increases of 40hp and 20Nm over the standard M5, enabling the new model to achieve a 0-62mph time of just 3.9 seconds. Yet with BMW’s seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic and Efficient Dynamics technology, including engine Auto Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration, it is still able to achieve up to 28.5mpg combined and emit just 231g/km.
The BMW M Competition Edition, of which just 200 will be made, comes as standard with the Competition Package, equipping the model with springs and electronically controlled dampers with stiffer responses, thicker anti-roll bars and a recalibrated Active M electronically controlled multi-plate limited slip differential which provides an even more sporty response. The three Drive Control settings of the standard car remain: Comfort for normal road use, Sport for a more dynamic driving style and Sport Plus for the most extreme driving. Six-piston calliper brakes are mounted within 20-inch M Double-spoke 601M light alloy wheels.
The high gloss Jet Black alloy wheels compliment a body available in two colours – Mineral White and Carbon Black – while the powerful presence of the M5 is emphasised further with the use of BMW M Performance carbon fibre rear spoiler, rear diffuser and mirror caps, and gloss black kidney grille. ‘M5 Competition’ logos appear on the famous side ‘gills’. Adaptive LED headlights, Reversing Assist camera, powered boot lid operation, Comfort Access and sun protection glass are also all standard equipment on the model.
Inside, occupants benefit from front and rear heated seats, an electric rear sunblind and the supreme sound quality of the Bang & Olufsen Advanced audio system. The BMW M5 Competition Edition also features full Black Merino leather upholstery with Opal White contrast stitching, that latter colour also used for the M5 logos on the head restraints of the M Sport multi-function seats and the piping of the anthracite floor mats. M Performance interior trim in carbon finish features the ‘M5 Competition’ logo along with the unique “1/200” designation. The BMW M5 Competition Edition is on sale now priced at £100,995 OTR.
Highlights of the new BMW M5 Competition Edition:
- 600hp and 700Nm from TwinPower V8; 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds
- Carbon fibre BMW M Performance Parts and jet black 20 inch wheels
- Full Black Merino leather upholstery with Opal White contrast stitching
- Stiffer springs and electronically controlled dampers, thicker anti-roll bars and re-calibrated Active M Differential
- Standard equipment including Adaptive LED headlights, Reversing Assist camera and Bang & Olufsen Advanced audio system