The new BMW M5 has yet to hit the market and the M Division is already planning its next steps. One of those steps involves the addition of a Competition Package which aims to take things to the next level. According to Andy Cook, BMW’s product executive for large cars, the Competition Pack will improve upon the great driving dynamics of the F90 M5, with a few tricks.
“The Competition Package will bring tweaked dynamics, and likely standard ceramic brakes – which are a $10,000 option on the standard car,” Cook said.
In standard form, the new M5 uses the newest version of BMW’s 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Now, it makes 600 hp on the nose and 553 lb-ft of torque. All of that fury is sent through an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic that’s been specifically tuned for M5 duty.
A Competition Package is expected to deliver additional horsepower through an engine remap which will also sharpen the acceleration and driving characteristics. We also expect a long series of special M5 models with the Competition Package “as standard.”
The new M5 will come to market in early 2018.