We’re just weeks away before BMW launches the Competition Package for the F90 M5, but details of the more powerful super-sedan have allegedly been leaked.
A Bimmerpost member from Australia claims that he placed an order for a BMW M5 Competition Package and therefore was given the first key specs by the dealership.
The twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 in the Competition Package models will gain 28hp over the standard M5 for a total of 616hp (625PS) while the suspension will be lower by 7mm at the front and by 10mm at the rear.
Other features of the M5 Competition Package will include a standard sports exhaust system with model-specific tuning that will allow the V8 to produce a more evocative soundtrack, a carbon fiber engine cover as standard and black badging on the exterior.
The same source also claims that the price for the Competition Package on the M5 is $20,000 AUD over the normal model, with BMW allocating just 20 cars for Australia this year.
Dealers in Australia will receive the official full specs of the M5 Competition from BMW in April, which should mean that the model will be revealed around the same time.
All this information sounds like the real thing, if you consider that the Competition Package for the current M3 and the previous M5 offer similar performance upgrades over the standard model.
We’ll have to wait a few more weeks in order to find out if the information is legit or not, so stay tuned.