BMW has unveiled the new, facelifted BMW M5 Competition. And from the looks of it, the German automaker is doubling down on giving their new models a larger version of the company’s signature “kidney” grille.
Compared to other recent models however, the one on the BMW M5 is a bit more subtle.
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The BMW M5’s purposeful exterior design
At a glance, the new BMW M5 for sale still retains its overall shape. It’s still got that sporty, sloped carbon fiber roof, with the changes more apparent at the front end. On the sides, not much has changed and the blacked out M5 “gills” makes their return. New however is the set of more aggressive looking 20-inch, double-spoke wheels in Orbit Grey color.
The BMW M5 Competition. Note the larger grille, and the new air airtakes
With this facelift, the BMW M5’s kidney grille has a more “horizontal” orientation. BMW stretched it down further towards the front apron, and the aforementioned itself has been given larger air intakes towards the sides.
It also comes with a large hexagonal-shaped intake at the center, which is responsible for cooling the car’s oil.
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Also new is the BMW M5’s pair of adaptive LED headlights, and the new BMW Individual lights Shadowline which provides a dark-tinted trim for the headlights. Think of this like an eyeliner, which of course provides the front of the M5 this darker, edgier, and brooding look.
The M5’s rear has also been given a new look as it now comes with shiny black inserts, as well as a large, but stylish looking diffuser. The LED taillights have also been given a slight redesign, which makes the L Shaped pair look fresher.
Check out that very premium interior
The heart of the BMW M5
Under the hood, the BMW M5 Competition is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that can make up to 625 horsepower and a peak torque of 750 Nm. Paired with the powerful engine, is the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission which comes with manual mode.
Apart from the engine, the BMW M5 also has several mechanical improvements over the standard 5-series. There’s the xDrive that’s more biased towards the rear wheels, the M Sport chassis with a tuned suspension system, as well as the Variable Damper Control with Sport + on top of the usual BMW driving modes.
Open the hood, and you'll find out that even the engine bay is a work of art
The updated BMW M5 Competition’s price starts at £98,095 in Europe (around Php 6.11 million). Sure, it’s a bit stiff for a saloon but remember, what you’re paying for after all, is the M5 Competition’s M-Sport capabilities.
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