More power for hotter super sedan
Details about a more focused, hardcore BMW M5 Competition package have leaked online, along with its likely $229,000 local starting price.
According to a member of Bimmerpost, the hotter M5 will have 460kW of power from its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, for a 3.3-second sprint to 100km/h and a 10.8-second run to 200km/h. When the M Drivers Package is specced, top speed is expected to be north of 300km/h.
As per previous Competition Package (or plain Competition) BMW M cars, it'll ride on a revised suspension, and breathe through a louder exhaust than standard.
Along with a set of unique wheels, the leak says the Competition will get blacked-out rear bumpers, badging, grilles and a black boot lid spoiler, along with an M Carbon engine cover.
According to the forum poster, who claims to have one on order, production will start in July, with deliveries to begin in September. Local pricing is reportedly set to kick off at $229,000 before on-road costs.
It's worth reinforcing, that's not a confirmed final price – but it's in keeping with the previous car, which kicked off at $229,900. The 'regular' M5 currently starts at $199,900 plus ORCs.