BMW has chosen the Ascari track in Spain to unleash the new M5 Competition which sports a more sportier look over the standard M5.
Speaking of looks, the new M5 Competition gets Frozen Dark Silver metallic paint finish from BMW Individual, and high-gloss black elements such as kidney grille, mirror caps, side gills, rear apron/diffuser and gurney (trunk spoiler). The sports exhaust system also comes with black tailpipes. The car rides on an exclusive 20-inch forged lightweight alloy wheels.
While the obligatory black “M5 Competition” badge is present at the rear, buyers can opt for another badge on the side of the vehicle. Also check out the M Performance Parts for new M5
On the inside, M Competition graphics in the instrument cluster welcome the driver when starting up. There is also M seat belts, floor mats with special piping and M5 logo, and aluminium-carbon patterned dark chrome trim on the dashboard.
Moving on to the business end, the 4.4 V8 TwinPower Turbo now produces 625 hp @ 6,000 rpm, while the peak torque of 750 Nm is the same. However, that torque is now available up to 5,800 rpm (200 rpm wider band than in the standard M5).
0-100 km/h acceleration happens in 3.3 seconds (0.1 sec quicker) and 0-200 km/h in 10.8 seconds – 0.3 seconds quicker than the standard M5.
BMW said that the chassis has been tweaked as well including lowering the vehicle by 7 mm. The front axle of the new M5 Competition is equipped with a newly designed mounting for the anti-roll bar. The toe links have been fitted with ball joints instead of rubber mounts for an even more precise wheel guidance at the rear axle. The rear anti-roll bar also has a firmer spring rate.
The springs at the front and rear axles are 10 per cent stiffer than on the standard M5, resulting in a firmer ride and a better steering response.
The rear-biased M xDrive all-wheel-drive system now feeds the further increased power of the M5 Competition onto the road with “poise, assurance and thrilling alacrity,” BMW said. “It generates just enough extra traction to achieve acceleration times worthy of a super-sports car.”
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