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The 2016 BMW M5 Competition Edition
Fri Jul 22 00:01:00 CEST 2016 Press Release
The ultimate version of the fifth generation M5 BMW high-performance business sedan.
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Richmond Hill, ON. 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 600 hp and a maximum torque of – ft/lb, 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 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds. A distinctive personalised 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 worldwide (18 in Canada), an automobile of exceptionally high value. The BMW M5 Competition Edition will be on sale in Canada in Fall 2016 with an MSRP of $139,900.
More power and further enhanced handling characteristics. The familiar 4.4‑litre, 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 vs. the standard production model by 40 hp to 600 hp. Maximum torque is 516 ft/lb.
The increase in power output harmonises 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 features, a lowering of the vehicle by 10 millimetres 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 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 DSC (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.
Distinctive and emphatic details .
The BMW M5 Competition Edition exudes its extraordinary potential even when at a standstill. The exclusive body colours –100 vehicles in Carbon Black metallic and 100 in Mineral White metallic respectively – strongly emphasise the BMW M5’s sporting, elegant lines. And the 20-inch, forged and polished, double-spoke M light alloy wheels in a Jet Black finish and with mixed tyres (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.
High-quality ambience with sporting 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 characterised 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. Here too, the white lettering “///M5” embroidered on the headrests emphasises 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, heated seats at the front or the through-loading system.