BMW shows off its new M5 Competition

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No, its not your chance to win an M5, it is the launch of the all new M5 competition model with more power than its Mercedes nemesis. As you would expect the M5 Competition is an improvement on the already impressive M5 super-sports saloon. This engine and upgrades make the new M5 Competition the fastest version of the car ever. The BMW M5 Competition will cost £96,205 when it goes on sale this autumn.

The flagship Mercedes-AMG E63 S gets its power from a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, with 612 PS (604 HP) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque, compared to the BMW M5 Competition hits back with 625 PS (617 HP), from a 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 which produces 750 Nm (553 lb-ft).

Along with the engine upgrades, the M5 Competition gets a unique M Sport exhaust with flaps that allow it to produce “an extremely distinctive soundtrack”. The exhaust acoustics change in Efficient, Sport and Sports Plus driving modes, allowing drivers to tailor the sound using BMW’s Drive Performance control system. The new exhaust is also marked out by black exhaust tips, housed in a new bumper diffuser.

The 6K premium over the standard version also buys you a suspension that is 10% firmer, a ride height that has been lowered by 7mm, and mounting points for the suspension and engine have been made stiffer to remove any traces of slack.

The exterior of the car has been tweaked enough that Car Geeks will be able to spot the black grille, side gills, door mirrors, window trim and rear spoiler and identify it as an M5 Competition.

 So why would you not if you could afford 90K for the standard pay a little extra and get this beast

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