NEW BMW M5 COMPETITION PACK REVEALEDDate: 2018-05-09
The New BMW M5 Competition Pack... need we honestly say more? If you're an M badge fan, you'll be glad to hear about this brand new AMG killer!
This Competition Pack makes the BMW M5 the most focused version of Munich’s super saloon. It gets increased performance and firmer suspension setup to give the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S a bloody nose. The headline stats are 0-100km/h time in 3.3 seconds – one tenth quicker than the standard M5 – and a 0-200km/h time that drops from 11.1 seconds to 10.8 seconds.
The increased performance comes courtesy of a reworked version of the 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 engine. Power is up 25bhp to 615bhp and, although torque plateaus at the same 750Nm, it now spreads from 1,800-5,800rpm – 200rpm higher than before. A Competition pack-specific exhaust system, housed in a unique diffuser, gives a unique soundtrack, and the tips are finished in black chrome.
Further black accents can be found on the front grille, side gills, door mirrors, window surrounds and rear spoiler. The Competition Pack is also set apart from the regular M5 courtesy of unique 20-inch forged alloy wheels.
Behind the wheels sit a raft of suspension tweaks to make the Competition Pack sharper to drive than its sibling. Spring rates have increased by 10 percent all around, while the ride height drops a further 7mm. Extra camber has been dialled into the front axle, and the rear gains a stiffer anti-roll bar. Stiffer mounts for the front anti-roll bar, engine and toe links are all claimed to make the steering feel more precise and direct.
The adaptive dampers have been returned to match the more aggressive suspension setup. Sport mode is said to be the setting most suitable for the Nurburgring Nordschleife, while Sport Plus is intended for smooth Grand Prix circuits.
Little has changed inside the Competition Pack; the changes are limited to M Sport stripes on the seat belts and unique carpet mats.
Prices haven’t yet been confirmed, though the Competition Pack added £6,700 in the UK to the previous generation M5 when equipped. Expect to pay just under £100,000 when sales start.
Even though the changes from the Competition Pack to the standard M5 are subtle, they all come together to make a brutal machine that simply can't drive by without turning heads!
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