BMW officially revealed the updated BMW M5 and M5 Competition models.
After the modernization, the sedans received additional body shades, new optics, other interior trim options, and other chassis settings that further improve the dynamics and handling.
In addition to the new headlights, the upgraded M5 and M5 Competition models received a different radiator grille with a chrome frame. The front bumper began to look more aggressive and acquired larger air intakes. The shape of the rear bumper has also changed: the diffuser has become larger, and the twin exhaust pipes of the M-series have thinner walls.
The BMW M5 Competition has a glossy black exterior finish, such as the M5 Competition logo, grille trim, side mirror housings, as well as a spoiler on the boot lid and an insert on the rear bumper. The exhaust pipes of the M Sport exhaust system are made using black chrome.
At the rear, changes include new L-shaped lights with a distinctive three-dimensional design and black surroundings. The rear bumper has also undergone a little refinement, just like the rear diffuser and M-type exhaust systems, which now have thinner walls. The color scheme of the model was replenished with five new shades, including gray Brands Hatch Gray and red Motegi Red Metallic. As an option, customers can order new 20-inch rims from the BMW M8.
Inside the car, a 12.3-inch display of the infotainment complex appeared, which now has support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and cloud navigation. Two new buttons were placed on the central tunnel to facilitate access to vehicle settings and M mode.
The M Mode button allows you to switch between two predefined motion modes: ROAD and SPORT. The first is suitable for normal use, while all standard and additional driver assistance systems are fully activated. SPORT mode disables driver intervention in the braking and steering systems and also puts the dashboard and projection display in M mode. The Setup button gives you access to the engine, suspension, steering, and M xDrive settings.
The BMW M5 and M5 Competition will be powered by the 4.4-liter BMW S63 V8 engine. In the standard version of the M5, the engine power is 600 hp. and 750 Nm of torque. In the performance of the M5 Competition, the engine develops higher power – 625 hp. at the same moment (750 Nm). The engine works in conjunction with the 8-speed automatic transmission M Steptronic and all-wheel-drive system M xDrive.
The BMW M5 accelerates from zero to 100 km / h in 3.4 seconds, and the M5 Competition in 3.3 seconds. The maximum speed is standardly limited at around 250 km / h, but with the optional M Driver package, the cutoff can be moved up to 305 km / h.
The most thorough improvements touched the chassis. In order to improve ride and reduce the suspension sensitivity, the Bavarians equipped the sports sedan with re-calibrated shock absorbers from the BMW M8 Gran Coupe, which give the best balance to date between handling and comfort.
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