BMW has introduced the M5 Competition Edition at an introductory price of £100,995 (Around Rs. 89 Lakhs). The M5 Competition Edition celebrates the production life of the F10-generation M5, with just 200 units offered for sale worldwide. BMW M5 Competition Edition distinguishes itself from the standard BMW M5 by the fitment of carbon fibre BMW M Performance Parts. Mechanically too, it is more powerful than the standard sedan with increased power and torque.
The M5 Competition Edition flaunts gloss black kidney grille and ‘M5 Competition’ logo on the famous side ‘gills’. Several other BMW M Performance Parts - manufactured from carbon fibre - can be seen in the SUV such as rear spoiler, rear diffuser and mirror caps. The Competition Edition SUV is available in just two exterior colours: Mineral White and Carbon Black. As part of the M Competition Package, the SUV comes with electronically controlled dampers, along with thicker anti-roll bars and Active M electronically controlled multi-plate limited slip differential. There are three Drive Control settings to choose from: Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. Six-piston caliper brakes are mounted within 20-inch M Double-spoke 601M light alloy wheels, finished in high gloss Jet Black.
As for features, the M5 Competition Edition gets Adaptive LED headlights, Reversing Assist camera, powered bootlid operation, Comfort Access and sun protection glass. Inside the cabin, there is full Black Merino leather upholstery with Opal White contrast stitching as standard. Opal White is also used for the ‘M5’ logo that now appears on the head restraints of the M Sport multi-function seats, and for the piping of the anthracite floor mats. To accentuate the exclusivity of the car, the M Performance interior trim in carbon finish features the ‘M5 Competition’ logo along with the unique “1/200” designation. The SUV also boasts of front and rear heated seats, an electric rear sunblind and Bang & Olufsen Advanced audio system.
The BMW M5 Competition Edition uses an even more powerful version of the twin-turbo V8 found in the standard BMW M5. The Competition Edition runs more boost courtesy of a recalibrated ECU. Maximum power is up from 560bhp to 600bhp, with the peak torque of the V8 rises from 680Nm to 700Nm. As a result, the M5 Competition Edition can accelerate from 0-100kmph in just 3.9 seconds, compared to 4.4 seconds for the standard car. Top speed is electronically limited to 250kmph. With BMW’s 7-speed M double clutch automatic transmission Drivelogic and Efficient Dynamics technology, including engine Auto Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration, the M5’s fuel consumption remains at an impressive 28.5mpg (Approx. 10.09kmpl), given its extreme performance, while CO2 emissions are 231g/km.