BMW M5 Competition Package Leaked In All Its 625-Horsepower Glory

There’s little doubt that the new BMW M5 is one heck of an impressive piece of machine. But it’ll be even more impressive once the Competition Package becomes available.

The Bavarian automaker may not be quite ready to reveal the specs of that package to the world. But that’s alright, because a full array of details have now found their way online thanks to the fanboys on Bimmerpost (link 1, link 2). And they paint a much clearer picture than what we’ve seen and heard to date.

For starters, the Competition Package is said to offer an extra 25 horsepower and 37 lb-ft of torque. (That’s 19 kW and 50 Nm for those on the metric system.) And that’ll bring total output up to 625 hp (466 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque.

Add to that a sports exhaust, a dropped and stiffened suspension, new wheels, and a smattering of trim upgrades and the Competition version of the latest M5 looks rather compelling. No word on carbon-ceramic brakes. But those trim enhancements are said to include black badges, grilles, and rear-bumper accents. A carbon-fiber engine cover, too, and special door sill plates.

Quicker Than The Benz

The sum total is a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration sprint said to come in at 3.3 seconds. As our friends at Motor1 point out, that’d make it a tenth quicker than the standard M5. The same margin to the comparable Mercedes-AMG E63 S too, which has 22 hp less but 37 lb-ft (50 Nm) more torque.

Still no word on pricing. But we’d expect it to come in around the same $7,300-mark as the package offered on the last M5. Maybe round up to a nice even $7,500 for good measure. So expect an all-in price of about $110,000. The E63 S, by comparison, starts at $104,400.

While it may be more directly comparable to, say, the M6 Gran Coupe than the M5 sedan, you’d have to spend a lot more on a Porsche Panamera to get that kind of performance. A Panamera 4S will set you back a comparable $103k, for which you get 440 hp and a 4.4-second 0-62 sprint. A Panamera Turbo will set you back $150k and return 550 hp for a 3.8-second sprint. To get down to the lower three-second range, you’d need to splurge a good $185k for the Turbo S E-Hybrid, which gives you 680 hp and a 3.4-second run.

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  • R55

    Dull as a door knob

    • Christian

      When is a door Knob boring? Go to stuff like Redtube, then search Door knob or gearknob and watcH!

  • Belthronding

    Cool story bro.
    Now bring new RS6 on!

  • GobbleUp

    Yawn.

  • As a beemer fan, I really hope Comp Pack can bring more excitement into M5, given strong opposition from AMG and Audi Sport.

  • As a long-time M-B owner, 10 cars in 30 years, I much prefer the design language of most of BMW autos…I also prefer their interiors as well. I ended up recently buying an X3 and I am very happy with it.

  • Alban Gojani

    Can’t wait for the new RS6!

  • Cobrajet

    This is kind of cars Ford should be making, the lazy bastards.

    • LWOAP

      I can’t even recall the last time Ford made a 4 door performance car outside of the HPV Falcons from Australia.

      • I’m not really aware about US market, do you guys consider Fusion Sport or Taurus SHO as performance saloon?

        • LWOAP

          I can only speak for myself really so I would say somewhat, but not on the same level as you would a Mercedes-AMG E63/C63, a CTS-V, or a BMW M5. They have (had in the case of the Taurus SHO) performance but not enough to be fighting it out with the big guys on the track.

          • That’s what I thought really, domestic wise I think only Cadillac that can match those. Since 300C is rather ancient and outgunned these days.

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