As the BMW F10 5-Series reaches the end of the line ahead of a new model set to arrive in 2017, the German manufacturer are bidding farewell to the range-topping M5 with an M5 Competition Edition that will be limited to just 200 units globally.
Powered by a tweaked version of BMW’s 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine, the Competition Edition is set to be the most powerful M5 ever. A tweaked ECU will deliver an increase in boost that will translate to 441kW of power and 700Nm of torque- a 29kW/20Nm improvement over the standard M5. As a result, the M5 Competition Edition will sprint to 100km/h in 3.9sec- the same time as the all-wheel-drive Audi RS6.
The BMW M5 Competition Edition will be limited to just 200 units globally and, almost predictably, none of them will be coming to Australia.
Australian customers looking to get their hands on the F10 M5 before a new model arrives in 2017 can still choose between the $229,900 BMW M5 Competition Pack (standard in Australia) or the cut price BMW M5 ‘Pure’ for $185,000.