Talks about a possible Competition Package BMW M5 have been going around even before the standard car came out. Based on the previous generation model and what’s on offer in the M3 and M4 range, offering a Competition Package version of the M5 makes sense, especially considering the rivals the Bavarian uber-sedan has to face. After all, the Mercedes-AMG E63 model is also offered in E63 S guise and that’s not going to go unnoticed in Munich.
Therefore, the fact that an M5 Competition Package is coming and the car is all but confirmed right now and it’s only a matter of time until we get to see it. The question on everyone’s mind right now is what it will bring to the table and how much extra it’s going to be. All sorts of speculations have been made so far but a testimony from someone who actually got to order one sheds some more light into the issue.
Apparently, the Competition Package will bring some extra 16 HP which would make the car more powerful than its E63 S rival from Stuttgart, which comes with 612 HP by comparison. On the torque front there’s no word about some changes but considering what BMW did with the F10 generation, chances are the torque figure will remain unchanged while other, more important performance specs will be adjusted to make the M5 sharper on the track.
The car will apparently ride lower than the standard one by 7 mm in the front and 10mm in the back and will most likely have a couple of carefully thought out changes done to the suspension to make it even better to drive. The exhaust is claimed to be revised as well, to offer a better aural experience while Carbon Ceramic Brakes will most likely be a standalone option. All of this sounds plausible and in accordance with what BMW usually does with its Competition Package models but whether that’s actually how things will turn out remains to be seen.