With a host of new features and a 4.4-litre turbocharged engine, the new BMW M5 Competition delivers the comfort and everyday usability of an executive saloon alongside the exceptional performance and driving pleasure you would expect from a BMW.
The driver is in control of their experience, with a responsive eight-speed transmission enabling quick responses and short shift times. Further control is provided by having the option to alter the V8 engine characteristics from the EFFICIENT, SPORT and SPORT + modes. Efficient is ideal for everyday driving, whereas the latter modes provide an uplift in power and movement from the accelerator.
Drivers also benefit from the ability to vary the power distribution between the front and rear wheels themselves, if they wanted to, or leave it up to the centrally-controlled M xDrive all-wheel-drive system which helps the driver achieve sports car performance.
The suspension and chassis have been fined tuned, along with the electronically-controlled suspension dampeners that offer COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ driving modes. In addition to improved suspension, the rear-wheel bias on the Competition is set up to enable superb on-road dynamics with the driver able to change the front and rear wheel power distribution to accommodate their surroundings.
The BMW M5 Competition aims to heighten the driving experience by sounding as good as it performs, with the inclusion of a sporty sounding flap-controlled exhaust system. The Competition also looks good with a host of classic M-model design features such as the new BMW kidney grille, signature M gills on the front side panels and high-gloss finishes throughout. Inside the new model is the high quality Merino leather upholstery, large cockpit display and improved head-up display.