Just a little early for your pleasure

According to a user over on Bimmer Post. the BMW M5 Competition Package is set to make its global debut on May 8th. That’s great and all, but thanks to that same user, and a temporary hiccup at BMW’s Germany website, we’ve gotten our hands on some specifications and some images. As expected, the competition doesn’t change much in terms of visual appearance. It does get the usual black highlights around the grille, windows, and the black mirrors, of course. It also gets a set of Y-Spoke 789M Wheels, high-gloss black spoiler, and a blacked out rear fascia insert. Topping off the exterior is the typical black badging and the “competition” nomenclature under the M5 logo.

What’s more important, however, comes on the performance front. Power is up to 460 kW (616 horsepower,) an improvement of 19 kW (25 horsepower) over the standard model. This makes for a sprint to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.3 seconds (an improvement of 0.1 seconds) and a sprint to 200 km/h (124.2 mph) in 10.8 seconds. Top speed sits at 305 km/h or 189.51 mph with the M Driver’s Package. There’s no word as to how BMW massaged this extra power, but it likely has to do with the tuned sports exhaust (not to be confused with the full titanium exhaust) and some minor engine calibration.

Other goodies with the package include revised suspension that sits lower and is firmer when in sports or sports+ mode, door sills with backlit “competition” logos, and an M Carbon engine cover. Pricing has yet to be leaked, but in Australia, it’s said to go for $229,000 AUD before options, taxes, registration, and delivery. That doesn’t mean much to the rest of us, but the price is damn near the same as the last competition package so expect similar pricing globally. That means an estimated cost of $7,300 for the package, bringing the entry-level price to $110,000 or about $6,000 more than the Mercedes-AMG E63 S that it competes against. Stay tuned for fully confirmed details in the near future.

Standard BMW M5 Driving Scenes

2019 BMW M5 Specifications

Config/No of cyls/valves V/8/4
Engine technology M TwinPower Turbo technology with cross-bank exhaust manifold, M TwinScroll TwinTurbo, indirect charge air cooling, High Precision Injection, maximum injection pressure 350 bar, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing, Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing
Effective capacity cc 4,395
Stroke/bore mm 88.3/89.0
Compression ratio :1 10.0
Horsepower 600 HP @ 5,600 – 6,700 RPM
Torque 553 LB-FT @ 1,800 – 5,600 RPM
Transmission Eight-speed M Steptronic
0 to 60 mph 3.4 seconds
Top Speed 155 mph

References

2018 BMW M5 High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 BMW M5.

2018 BMW M5 with M Performance Parts
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2018 BMW M5 with M Performance Parts

Read our full review on the 2018 BMW M5 with M Performance Parts.

2014 BMW M5 Competition Package High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2014 BMW M5 Competition Package.

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Source: Bimmer Post

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