BMW M5 Competition coming to India - Report

Sagar Parikh

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BMW revealed the BMW M5 Competition earlier this month. According to a report from Autocar India, the company will launch this model in India. The BMW M5 Competition builds up on the regular BMW M5 with a number of visual and performance enhancements.

BMW M5 Competition front three quarters
The BMW M5 Competition sports a more potent version of the BMW M5’s 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine.

It sports a more potent version of the M5’s 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine. This retuned version produces 625 PS at 6,000 rpm and 750 Nm of torque at 1,800-5,800 rpm. This means that the maximum power is 25 PS higher, while the maximum torque is the same.

The BMW M5 Competition accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds, a tenth of a second quicker than the BMW M5. A 0-200 km/h sprint takes 10.8 seconds - 0.3 seconds lesser than the M5. The top speed, both as standard and even with the optional M Driver’s Package, remains the same at 250 km/h and 305 km/h respectively. With a ground clearance of 128 mm, the M5 Competition variant rides 7 mm lower.

The BMW M5 Competition’s front axle is equipped with a newly designed mounting for the anti-roll bar. The springs at the front and rear axles are 10% stiffer than on the BMW M5, resulting in a firmer ride. Shorter auxiliary springs and a unique tuning of the damper hydraulics reduce the fluctuation in the wheel loads.

The BMW M5 Competition gets its unique appearance via 20-inch forged wheels in a Y-spoke design and a bi-colour finish. These specially developed wheels are shod with 275/35 R 20 tyres (front)/285/35 R 20 tyres (rear). Other distinctive design features include door openers painted entirely in body colour, various elements finished in high-gloss black and M5 Competition logo on the boot lid.

Inside, the BMW M5 Competition gets black seat belts with an understated striped pattern in BMW M colours, floor mats with model-specific piping and M5 logo and an M Competition graphic that shows up in the instrument cluster to greet the driver on start.

BMW M5 Competition rear three quarters
The BMW M5 Competition accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds, a tenth of a second quicker than the BMW M5.

Also Read: BMW 5-Series (530d M Sport) review

The BMW M5 Competition’s launch is expected to take place soon after the BMW M2 Competition, which will arrive around Diwali this year.

BMW M5 Competition - Image Gallery

[Source: Autocar India]

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