2014 BMW M5 Competition Package – MotorTrend Video Review

BMW M5 | October 14th, 2013 by 5
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This week on Ignition, Carlos Lago of MotorTrend tests the 2014 BMW M5 Competition Package. The 575 horsepower Competition Package comes with a series of …

This week on Ignition, Carlos Lago of MotorTrend tests the 2014 BMW M5 Competition Package.

The 575 horsepower Competition Package comes with a series of upgrades to the chassis and ride settings. The M engineers have revised the suspension and damping systems, the stabilizer bars have also been more tautly tuned. In the BMW M5 this adjustment has resulted in a lowering of the car by around 10 millimeters.

The M Dynamic mode of the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system is even more acutely geared to sporty handling characteristics. The package additionally includes exclusively designed 20-inch M light-alloy wheels style 601M with performance tires. The customers also have the option to choose the 343M 20-inch wheels.

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Is more power and a recalibration of the suspension and steering enough to make this incredible sedan behave? We find out on the test track at Hyundai’s Proving Grounds.

BMW of North America is pricing the BMW M5 Competition Package at $7300.

  • Giom

    Lol, I like the end credit video. Why did that not appear in the main story?
    I do agree with him that this competition pack should have been the standard car. Then raise the game even more with a more aggressive competition pack. But, I guess, then we’ll say, “That cp should be the standard…etc.” But still, I would like the see the M cars more raw!

  • Ponyboy

    IMHO, there’s no need for such a muted exhaust note on the “Competition Package.” Although, I’m sure the emissions and turbo system have a lot to do with it, surely BMW engineers can design a more aggressive sound. The car deserves it.

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