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BMW reveals exclusive M5 Competition Edition

BMW has unveiled a Competition Edition of the M5 - limited to just 200 models worldwide.

Celebrating the production life of the F10-generation M5, both power and torque have been increased, making the Competition Edition one of the most potent cars ever produced by BMW, says to the German brand. The M5 Competition Edition uses a more powerful version of the twin-turbo V8 found in the standard M5. While retaining the M TwinPower Turbo technology, the Competition Edition runs more boost courtesy of a recalibrated ECU. Maximum power is up from 560hp to 600hp, with the peak torque rising from 680Nm to 700Nm. As a result, the M5 Competition Edition can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds, compared to 4.4 seconds for the standard car - top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.

With BMW’s seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic and Efficient Dynamics technology, including engine Auto Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration, fuel consumption remains 28.5mpg, while CO2 emissions are 231g/km.

BMW M Performance Parts added consist of a rear spoiler, rear diffuser and mirror caps all made from carbon fibre, joined by a gloss black kidney grille. Just two colours are available – Mineral White and Carbon Black – with the ‘M5 Competition’ logo appearing on the side ‘gills’. On the inside, a full Black Merino leather upholstery with Opal White contrast stitching is joined by a unique “1/200” engraving to the interior trim. Opal White is also used for the ‘M5’ logo that appears on the head restraints of the M Sport multi-function seats.

The standard fitment of the Competition Package, with its even more sportingly focused chassis, ensures the additional power is put to effective use says BMW. This consists of stiffer responses from the springs and electronically controlled dampers, along with thicker anti-roll bars. The Active M electronically controlled multi-plate limited slip differential is re-calibrated for an even more sporty response. Six-piston caliper brakes are mounted within 20-inch M Double-spoke 601M light alloy wheels, finished in high gloss Jet Black.

Further standard features include adaptive LED headlights, Reversing Assist camera, powered bootlid operation, Comfort Access and sun protection glass, while on the inside occupants benefit from front and rear heated seats, an electric rear sunblind and a Bang & Olufsen Advanced audio system.

The BMW M5 Competition Edition is on sale now priced at £100,995 OTR.