After all, most M5 Competitions going out into the world will likely be spending most of their time as commuters, and not on track. In addition, the Competition receives suspension goodies like stiffer engine mounts, an M-specific Variable Damper Control system, a 5mm lower ride height than the regular M5, more negative camber in front, a stiffer rear anti-roll bar and revised mounting for the front anti-roll bar, ball joint-equipped toe links, and more. This restructuring of the M portfolio has been prompted by the strong popularity of the various model-specific M Competition packages. The revised exhaust system includes four black tailpipes. A unique feature is the aluminum-carbon dark chrome trim on the dashboard.
It gets a number of unique chassis tweaks. The figures are for a basic-version vehicle in Germany. Here, precisely directed exhaust gas flows ensure exceptionally quick turbocharger response along with an optimized gas-exchange cycle. Could the M5 Competition break the 3. With engine output increased to 617 hp, sharper responses and enhanced chassis tuning, the M5 Competition Sedan delivers a driving experience with motorsport undertones.
The car also turns into corners with noticeably greater directness and precision on account of the mounting's stiffer characteristics. It generates just enough extra traction to achieve acceleration times worthy of a super-sports car. The figures do not refer to an individual vehicle and do not constitute of the offering; they are intended solely as a basis for comparison of the different vehicle types. The modifications ensure precisely controllable handling at all times, even in extremely dynamic driving situations. It's not unlivable, but potential M5 Competition owners will have to be okay with giving up some suspension damping in exchange for the tighter handling reflexes.
Of course, if you'd prefer better ride comfort and can settle for just 600 horsepower, the base M5 is still a total sweetheart. The previous F10 M5 was fast in a straight line but felt heavy and unwieldy, which was no surprise since it was around 200 lb heavier than the charismatic, normally aspirated V10 M5 it replaced. The electromechanical M Servotronic steering conveys a sense of supreme accuracy on turn-in, while delivering clear feedback to the driver. The M5 Competition hits 62 in 3. High-speed straights are followed by blind corners and sudden elevation changes.
High-gloss Shadow Line trim is featured on the door window surrounds and B-pillar trim. The judgments and opinions of Roadshow's editorial team are our own and we do not accept paid editorial content. See dealer to schedule an appointment. This version of the twin-pipe, flap-controlled exhaust generates a strikingly prominent soundtrack. Like the , the intuitive handles infotainment duties in the Competition with a 10.
Dealer contribution may vary and could affect your actual lease payment. The acoustic profile activated by Sport Plus mode, for example, is even more purposeful in nature. The optimized cooling system receives two new indirect charge air cooling units, which are more effective than their predecessors — and almost 20% smaller. But both cars are a bit confusing. Peak torque is 750 Newton metres 553 lb-ft and can be enjoyed across an extremely wide rev range — from 1,800 to 5,800 rpm i. All scored vehicle reviews are completed on our turf and on our terms.
Body motions stay in check at all times through Ascari's tight chicanes, gradual banks and off-camber downhill runs. And it generates just enough extra traction to achieve acceleration times worthy of a super-sports car. The tailpipes, finished in black chrome, flow into the darker-trim theme of the M5 Competition overall. On the inside, the M5 Competition gets seat belts featuring the M division's signature blue, purple, and red stripes. An M-specific version of the Variable Damper Control system is fitted, the Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus modes selectable at the press of a button activating different damper settings. Less weight means increased performance. The side view is rounded off by body-colored door handle inserts.
But has more up its sleeve for the new M5, officially announcing the 617-hp 2019 Competition today. The rear-biased setup of the M xDrive system is another contributory factor in the tremendous agility of the high-performance sedan. Advertised service loaners may not be immediately available for demonstration or delivery. Thanks to software tweaks, the eight-cylinder now makes 617 hp. Under the hood, the previous 5. Manual gear selections are possible with either the selector lever or the shift paddles on the steering wheel.
The M5 Competition is a beast. . Nearly 40 percent of all previous-generation M5 models sold worldwide came equipped with the M Competition package. As I rocket out of the last turn onto the front straight, the M5 Competition schusses down the tarmac as if carving through fresh powder. Outstanding stopping power is provided by low-weight M compound brakes, featuring six-piston fixed callipers and perforated, inner-vented brake discs at the front wheels and single-piston floating callipers with integrated parking brake at the rear. The car sits lower than a normal M5, and it gets more camber up front right out of the gate. The extra oomph makes the sedan quicker than the standard M5 too.