BMWBLOG had the unique opportunity to be one of the first magazines to test drive the BMW M5 and BMW M6 with the new Competition Package. At the Estoril Race Track near Lisbon, we put the two powerful M cars through some hot laps to find out what the M engineers have prepared for the demanding M customers.

To top it off, BMW DTM race driver Marco Wittmann and reigning champion Bruno Spengler gave the journalists some hot laps aboard the M5 and M6 Coupe.

The 575 horsepower Competition Package also 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.


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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.

The sport exhaust system comes with black chrome tailpipes, an element that differentiates the M5 Competition Package from the “standard” model.

Our track review will follow shortly, followed by a more comprehensive one in September, but in the mean time, here are some photos from the Estoril Race Track.