XCAR takes the F10 BMW M5 to the Wales to see what it can do.
The F10 M5 is powered by a high-revving 4.4-liter (4395cc) turbocharged that uses the BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology. The engine outputs 560 horsepower from 5,750-7,000 rpm and 680Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque from only 1500rpm. It comes in both manual and 7-speed DCT transmission.
The 2014 BMW M5 Competition Package and the 2014 BMW M6 Competition Package debuts this Fall in the US. 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 contents of the Competition Package make for optimised performance characteristics in all models, as demonstrated for example by 0.1 seconds being shaved off the standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time and 0.2 seconds when accelerating from zero to 200 km/h (124 mph).
In the U.S., the Competition Package is a $7,300 add-on to the original price.