Covers have finally come off of BMW’s new facelifted M5 and M5 Competition and Australia will only have access to the higher spec M5 Competition scheduled to arrive in October.
Following in the tracks from the 5 Series, the M5 Competition’s facelift includes sharper laser headlights, larger signature kidney grilles finished in gloss black and aggressive front bumper with bigger air intakes.
At the sides, the M5 Competition gets the 20-inch M Double Spoke alloy wheels seen on the M8. The rear benefits from redesigned LED tail-lights and a tweaked diffuser.
There are also five new exterior colours to choose from – Hatch Grey metallic, Motegi Red metallic, Tanzanite Blue II metallic, Aventurine Red II metallic and matt Frozen Bluestone.
Inside, the upgrades include a 12.3 inch touchscreen with BMW’s OS 7.0 system and Live Cockpit display. There’s also a new M Mode setting allowing the driver to switch between Road and Sport modes quickly. The Competition also has a Track capability that disables all comfort, safety features and all driving assistants – engage at your own risk!
No changes have been made to the M5 Competition’s drivetrain, with the facelifted F90 M5 being powered by the same 4.4 litre twin turbo V8 and eight speed automatic gearbox with all wheel drive.
The engine punches out a whopping 460 kW (625 horsepower) and 750 Nm of torque and can do the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 3.3 seconds.
BMW’s M xDrive system can be altered as all-wheel-drive, rear-biased all-wheel-drive or complete rear-wheel-drive to suit all driving occassions.
We will only be getting the 2021 M5 Competition in Australia. Pricing has not yet been announced.