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.