BMW M5 Competition Pack’s Leaked Specs Reveal 616HP From Biturbo V8

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.

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  • Mike Smith

    Looking at it from the side and the rear 3/4’s, the BMW doesn’t look all that different than my car, a Chevy SS. Which didn’t sell. People don’t want performance sedans anymore.

  • GobbleUp

    Same old boring exterior and that junky steering wheel inside.


    • Stigasawuswrecks

      And that’s why I have a CTS-V I had an E60 M5 and when I test drive the F10 I felt like I should’ve been driving it with a video game controller Plus the exhaust note is a joke.

      • SteersUright

        E60 V10 is a stunning engine but I’ve spoken to many mechanics and they all told me owning one is a true roll of the dice, with regards to expensive repairs or being able to avoid them. How have you fared? Put many miles on it too?

        • Stigasawuswrecks

          Mine was modified to make 600hp. I spent $12k to do a complete valve train rebuild. I sold it with 95k on the odometer.

  • SteersUright

    No subtlety. No class. Why does it seem the top luxe-barges are going through some sort of HP war as if they are simple muscle cars appealing to teenagers?
    615hp in a family sedan? Why? I almost would love to see some regulations capping HP or taxing these excessive, gas guzzlers to make up for their extra pollution and accidents we know will happen when someone’s pimpled son borrows it to show their pals. Impressive engine, wrong application. Make a proper R8 and AMG GT competitor already BMW!

    • disqus_8YchtRit8p

      R8 only exists because VW bought Lamborghini, new 8 Series on its way to LeMans before tackling AMG. M5 niche vehicle, you can buy the actual “family sedan” hybrid, 4 cyl. BMW have already downsized from V10, most performance cars sit in gridlock.

  • eb110americana

    Perhaps the power ratings in Australia are lower due to different tuning, but the numbers don’t add up here. 600hp + 28hp ≠ 616hp.

  • GobbleUp

    I see no value in this car over the Tesla, other than range, which I dont need.

    My Tesla spanks the M5.

    • J B

      i’m not crazy about it either, but you do realize if you come across one of these on the highway, you’re the one that’s getting spanked…. badly too

      • GobbleUp

        Yes. But that’s not my driving.

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