BMW M5 Competition Edition

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The BMW M Division has developed an exclusive special edition of the world’s most successful high-performance business sedan, setting yet another highlight in the current BMW M5 model range. With power output increased to 441 kilowatts/600 horsepower 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 100 kilometers per hour 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.

Enhanced power handling
The familiar 4.4-liter, high-revving V8 engine featuring path-breaking BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology 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 versus 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 Nm.

The increase in power output harmonizes perfectly with the Competition Package, which is supplied as standard on the BMW M5 Competition Edition and noticeably enhances the car’s handling characteristics even further. The Competition Package includes, among other things, a lowering of the vehicle by 10 millimeters, and 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 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.

Sporty and dynamic look
The BMW M5 Competition Edition expresses extraordinary potential even when at a standstill. The exclusive body colors –100 vehicles in Carbon Black metallic and 100 in Mineral White metallic respectively – strongly emphasize the BMW M5’s sporty, elegant lines. And 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) underscore the car’s outstanding handling characteristics. 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” add the finishing touches to the car’s premium appearance.

Superior interior accents
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. The white lettering “M5” embroidered on the headrests emphasizes the car’s exclusiveness.

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; and 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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