The BMW M5 Competition Package may have had details released.
The news comes from a respected member of the forum Bimmerpost.com. Despite the recent release of the new F90 M5, with its impressive 600 horsepower V8 and all-wheel drive powertrain, buyers with pre-orders already placed may be disappointed to learn that their massively expensive luxury sports car is already outdated.
The Competition Package will add 25 horses and 37 lb-ft of torque to the 4.4-liter bi-turbo V8, bringing totals to 625 and 590, respectively. Conveniently, this puts the M5 in Competition Package spec at 22 hp above rival Mercedes-Benz’s E63 AMG in S spec, though the M5 still loses in the peak torque department.
Other specs that Bimmerpost member ljb reports include a sub-3.3 second run to 60 miles per hour and 10.8 seconds to 125 miles per hour on the way to a top speed of 189.5 miles per hour. For more context, Motor1 reports that Benz’s E63 S with the AMG Driver’s Package sprints to 60 in 3.4 seconds, and tops out at 186 miles per hour, so it’s clear BMW is releasing the M5 Competition Package with just enough massaging to guarantee buyers a superior driving machine.
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Per Bimmerpost, other upgrades will include sport-tuned exhaust and adaptive suspension that is both firmer and lower than a standard M5. Aesthetic improvements will include Y-spoke 789M wheels, blacked out trim including a black Competition badge under the standard M5 logo, an M-carbon engine cover, and illuminated Competition door sills. Motor1 ran the pre-ordered VIN numbers reported by forum members and was able to scare up a few interior and exterior shots of the M5 Competition Package out of BMW of Germany’s website.
The M5 joins forces with its M2, M3, and M4 brethren, all models which received Competition Packages shortly after their release, though the M2 Competition replaced the M2 outright while the M3 and M4 are available alongside lesser models.
Production for the M5 Competition Package sedans will reportedly begin in June this year, with global deliveries expected in September. Pricing will be similar to previous Competition Package models, which for an M5 could mean upwards of $180,000. Further details are expected with the official global release next week.