WORLD PREMIERE: BMW M5 “Competition Edition”

BMW M5 | July 21st, 2016 by 12
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The BMW M Division has developed an exclusive special edition of the M5 Sedan. With power output increased to 441 kW/600 hp and a maximum …

The BMW M Division has developed an exclusive special edition of the M5 Sedan. With power output increased to 441 kW/600 hp and a maximum torque of 700 Newton meters, the BMW M5 “Competition Edition” ranks among the most powerful automobiles in the model history of the BMW brand. The BMW M5 “Competition Edition”, which comes as standard with an M dual clutch transmission featuring Drivelogic, sprints from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds. A distinctive personalized look, the standard Competition Package and a comprehensive range of optional features render the BMW M5 “Competition Edition”, the production of which is limited to 200, an automobile of exceptionally high value.

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The 4.4‑liter, high-revving V8 engine is the powerful heart of the BMW M5 “Competition Edition”. An increase in boost pressure as well as targeted modifications to the engine management raise the car’s performance vs. the production model by 29 kW/40 hp to 441 kW/600 hp. At the same time, maximum torque has increased by 20 Newton meters to 700 Newton meters.

The Competition Package is supplied as standard on the BMW M5 “Competition Edition”. The Competition Package lowers the vehicle by 10 millimeters and provides a firmer setup of spring and damper systems and stabilizers. In conjunction with this modified setup, the specific control setting for the Active M differential fitted as standard on all BMW M5 models ensures further optimized traction. Furthermore, the steering system with an M specific Servotronic function comes with a more direct control map, providing the driver with more precise response and further enhancing the car’s agility in bends. In addition, the M Dynamic Mode of the stability control system DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) has been further aligned to sporty handling characteristics. As a result, the BMW M5 “Competition Edition” guarantees typical M driving dynamics at the highest level both in everyday traffic and on the racetrack, especially when combined with the optional M carbon-ceramic brake system.

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The BMW M5 “Competition Edition” comes with exclusive body colors –100 vehicles in Carbon Black metallic and 100 in Mineral White metallic respectively. The 20-inch, forged and polished, double-spoke M light alloy wheels in a Jet Black finish and with mixed tires (265/35 ZR20 at the front, 295/30 ZR20 at the rear) further enhance the car’s looks. M Performance parts in carbon such as the rear diffuser, the gurney on the boot lid and the mirror caps set further dynamic accents. The high gloss black kidney grilles and side gills bearing the lettering ”M5 Competition”.

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The interior also underscores the uniqueness of the BMW M5 “Competition Edition”. For example, carbon interior trim strips bearing the logo “M5 Competition 1/200” indicate the model’s high-performance qualities and the fact that the BMW M5 “Competition Edition” is just one of the 200 that have been built. The sophisticated interior ambience is strongly characterized by the full leather trim Merino Black with contrast stitching in Opal White and floor mats in Anthracite with leather Merino Opal White bordering. Inside the BMW M5 “Competition Edition”, both driver and front passenger sit in M multifunctional seats, the comprehensive electric adjustment options of which guarantee a perfect balance between comfort and sporty lateral support. Here too, the white lettering “///M5” embroidered on the headrests emphasizes the car’s exclusiveness.

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Further equipment highlights round off the impressive appearance of the ultimate high-performance business sedan: These include the 1,200 watt Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound System, BMW Head-Up Display, Comfort Access, Lane Departure Warning or the optional BMW Driving Assistant, heated seats at the front or the through-loading system.

The BMW M5 “Competition Edition” is available from 129,500 Euros.

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