BMW M5 Competition Edition Reviews
This is one of the most powerful series models ever from BMW: The new BMW M5 Competition Edition (F10) is full of power. 600 hp, acceleration values at the level of a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 plus further sharpened handling characteristics featuring the latest version of the performance sedan. That’s not all: The BMW M5 Competition Edition offers a comprehensive special equipment. Limited to only 200 copies, the special model from 129,500 euros is available.
Powerful Temperament: With Extras set even hotter in scene
His extraordinary potential of the BMW M5 Competition Edition signaled to state the exclusive finishes -. Each 100 vehicles in “Carbon Black Metallic” and “Mineral White Metallic” – emphasize the sporty yet elegant lines of the BMW M5 strongly. The dynamics underscore the “M Performance” parts in carbon, such as the rear diffuser, the Gurney (spoiler lip on the trunk lid) and the mirror caps.
Other highlights are the 20-inch M double-spoke light alloy wheels in “Jet Black Uni-sheen” with mixed tires. Front access and gum format 265/35 ZR20 used back in 295/30 ZR20. Stylish round the kidneys in high-gloss black and the side gill elements with the lettering “M5 Competition” off the look succeeded.
On the powerful engine exhibit as in the series through three air intakes in the lower section of the front bumper. At the lower end of the front apron ensure race inspired air guide elements, the so-called flaps, for optimized aerodynamics characteristics. Wide flared, muscular wheel arches shaped point to the wide track, which contributes to the particularly high lateral acceleration values.
Drive: even more power and further sharpened handling properties
The powerful heart of the BMW M5 Competition Edition is the well-known 4.4 liter V8 high-revving engine with TwinPower Turbo technology. An increase in the boost pressure and targeted modifications in engine management increase the performance compared to the standard model by 40 hp to 600 hp. At the same time, the maximum torque rises by 20 Nm to 700 Nm. This Power also achieved already presented, limited to 300 copies special edition BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5”.
In combination with the standard M dual clutch transmission the rear sprints driven BMW M5 Competition Edition in just 3.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h. In contrast is the average fuel consumption of 9.9 liters per 100 kilometers, which / km corresponds to CO2 emissions of 231 g. The 560-horsepower Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 is only two human lashes beats faster in the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h takes 3.7 seconds.
This increase in performance is perfect with the included Competition Package, which improves the handling characteristics further noticeable. The Competition package includes among others a vehicle lowered by 10 millimeters and a firmer tuning of suspension and damping systems, as well as stabilizers.
In conjunction with the specifically modified setup the specific rule tuning of standard active in all BMW M5 models M-differential of the rear axle for a further optimized traction makes. In addition, the steering has a specific Servotronic a direct designed characteristic curve, which further clarifies the feedback for the driver and the vehicle’s agility improves while turning again. In addition, the makers “mode M Dynamic” Dynamic Stability Control DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) issued an even more intense on sporty handling properties.
Interior: New sporty touch
The interior of the BMW M5 Competition Edition refined further the makers. To have Carbon interior trim with the logo “M5 Competition 1/200” on the performance qualities of the model and to the fact that it is the M5 is a built of only 200 copies. The elegant ambience of the interior is the full leather “Merino Black” with a contrasting quilting in opal white and the floor mats in Anthracite with edging tape marked strongly in white leather.
Driver and passenger sit in the BMW M5 Competition Edition in M multifunction seats, offer their extensive electrical setting the optimum balance between comfort and sporty lateral support. Again underlines the applied with white embroidery yarn writing “/// M5” in the headrests, the exclusivity of the vehicle.
Additional features round off the appearance, such as the “High End Surround Sound System” Bang & Olufsen of 1,200 watts, a Head-Up Display, Comfort Access, the Lane Change Warning System or optional seat heating for the rear seats and the “Driving Assistant” which includes among others, the rear-end and people warning with brake activation function-City and lane Departure warning.
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