Based on the 5 Series luxury sedan, the BMW M5 is, as its name suggests, is a tarmac scorching ferociously quick version of the same, which comes with the revered ‘M’ badging meaning an extra dose of power and speed.
Where the M5 alone makes for an extremely enticing package with unimaginable practicality, the M5 competition goes one step further – mind you, it’s priced one step further too – in almost every aspect. It also continues to be as good as its standard sibling.
Not only is the M5 faster than the 5 Series it’s based on, but it’s also more responsive and agile than any luxury sedan has any business being. The ‘M’ division from BMW certainly has a secret sauce that they’re able to dish out to make even big and heavy machines feel like sports cars.
So, if the standard BMW M5 looks less intimidating and certainly not matches the power quota for you, here’s a full model overview of the BMW M5 Competition, and how it’s different in every aspect from its standard sibling.
Since it’s based on the 5 Series, the M5 is dimensionally identical to its saner sibling. However, BMW has made a few touches to the overall aesthetics to make sure the pricey M5 does not blend in the crowd amongst other BMWs, or any sports cars, for that matter.
If we go by the dimensions, the M5 measures 4,956mm in length, 1,903mm in width, and 1,473mm in height. The colossal20-inch wheels are separated by a wheelbase of 2,982mm. Apart from that, it has a lower ground clearance of 132mm – compared to the standard 5 Series, that is – and a fuel tank capacity of 68-litres.
Where the M5 was earlier available in other variants, BMW has discontinued other variants when it launched the Competition spec M5. Therefore, it now comes powered with a single powertrain that’s a 4.4-litre M twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, which is good for 616bhp and a sensational 750Nm of torque output.
Moreover, it comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, which is as quick as lightning. It is also compliant with the BS-VI emission standards.
In the case of fuel efficiency, do not expect the beemer to deliver any mind-numbing numbers.
Of course, the petrol engine here is tuned to deliver performance rather than fuel efficiency. Even so, for those who’d like to know, the BMW is rated to deliver 9.8km/l.
Just like any other BMW, the cabin here is laid out keeping in mind the needs of the driver. The overall layout, however, doesn’t feel special as it is too similar to other newer age BMWs, which were recently launched in the Indian market.
Regardless, the driver sits facing two 12.3-inch displays, of which one is a fully-digital panel for instrumentation where the other is an infotainment screen that supports Apple Carplay among other gizmos.
You also get a multi-functional ‘M’ steering wheel with red and blue stitching and paddle shifters. The materials are extremely rich in texture and quality. Moreover, the seats are very comfortable too, for all the four passengers.
The M5, as of mid-2020, comes in nineteen shades, namely, alpine white, black sapphire metallic, singapore grey metallic, bluestone metallic, marina bay blue metallic, snapper rocks blue metallic, donington grey metallic, frozen dark red metallic, frozen arctic grey metallic, frozen dark brown metallic, frozen cashmere silver metallic, frozen dark silver metallic, frozen brilliant white metallic, champagne quartz metallic, almandine brown metallic, rhodonite silver metallic, azurite black metallic, brilliant white metallic, and pure metallic silver.
The brochure covers all the details of the all-new BMW M5, like, dimensions, specifications of the engine, variant wise used equipment, available colors, interior & exterior details, and other detailed specifications as well.
Variants and Prices
As of mid-2020, the BMW M5 is available in a single variant, in the petrol-automatic configuration.
It is priced at Rs. 1.55 crores for the sole Competition variant (ex-showroom, Delhi). For the variant-wise on-road prices, visit us at autoX.