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2018 BMW M5 Competition

BMW M5 Competition 460 kW

It’s a very busy time at BMW, with many new M models becoming available for the new car buyer.  One of the real beauties that’s arrived recently is the brand new BMW M5 Competition sedan – the perfect luxury/sports sedan that means business and is arguably the best in the business.  For the M division of BMW the new F90 BMW M5 sedan now has the thundering M5 Competition model with some very serious performance to match.  In Europe, the new BMW M5 Competition is officially the mid-level version of the latest BMW M5 family of cars, but here in Australia the Competition model will replace the original Launch Edition model.  It’s a gorgeous replacement and one you’ll want to get your hands on!

Under the muscle lines lies a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 that breathes cleanly and is capable of 460 kW.  It definitely is lightening quick, and with 750 Nm of torque to play with the car is a power house of energy.  With the power having been increased to 460 kW, the 2018 BMW M5 Competition sedan sprints from a zero to 100 km/h in a heartbeat 3.3 seconds and it only takes 10.8 seconds to reach 200 km/h.  Top speed is well in excess of 300 km/h, so if that means anything to you, then you best look at getting this machine out on a race track!

The BMW M5 Competition 4.4-litre V8 engine has undergone some retuning to optimise torque and power delivery, and the result has the full 750 Nm of torque pounding between 1800-to-5800 rpm.  The experience is sensational thrust, all accessible via the superb eight-speed automatic sports transmission.  Even with all this power it’s amazing that when used for everyday purposes the M sedan can return well under 14 litres/100 km.

It’s under the car that a lot of work has been done to make the M5 Competition much quicker through the corners.  The M-specific Variable Damper Control system has been tweaked by the BMW M Sport division, and the engineers at BMW Motorsport have also boosted the car‘s lateral dynamics.  So, with brand new BMW M5 Competition-specific engine mounts, it now means that there is a significantly tighter connection to the dynamics which has a noticeable effect on the car’s directness and precision when turning through the corners.  In English: a hell-of-a-lot of fun!

2018 BMW M5 Competition Sedan

Boosting the sharp chassis dynamics is a new lightweight design concept, where the M Carbon roof made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) and the aluminium bonnet help reduce the vehicle’s weight.  The exclusively forged 20-inch, Y-spoke, M light alloy wheels also highlight the athleticism of the BMW M5 Competition.  There is an optimised M Sport exhaust system, and the body rides 7 mm lower, the front-end’s camber angle grows to about 1.3 degrees, the springs are stiffer and the active dampers have been adjusted.

BMW’s M5 Competition sedan has the familiar xDrive AWD unit that produces prodigious grip in all weathers.  The xDrive is essentially plagiarised from the big X models and is linked to the on-board computer.  The result is electronically controlled torque-vectoring via the M diff on the rear axle.  The power steering unit is an electronic system that offers the driver different mode settings: Comfort, Sport and Sport+.  The back-end of the car has different toe links and anti-roll bars, while the rear suspension sub-frame is now attached to the chassis with ball-joints instead of rubber mounts, so all of these features add up to enabling ridiculously good sport/luxury, five-door sedan handling.

BMW has also given the car its own distinctive appearance with a striking M kidney grille that has an M5 logo and high-gloss black double slats making it unmistakably clear that the powerful engine behind the sporty front end can deliver immense performance.  The M specific exterior mirrors in double-bridged design and with additional integrated LED indicators are a significant part of the sporty M design and convey a sense of precision engineering down to the last detail.  The typical M twin tailpipes, the central diffuser and the rear apron in high-gloss black are an unmistakeable display of the sporting aspirations of the BMW M5 Competition.

BMW M5 Competition Interior

Interior comfort is a tantalising blend of leather textiles and colour.  There is plenty of choice to individualise your M5 Competition ride, and the car is stacked with the latest modern technology so there is no skimping on the infotainment area or safety.

This is the car you’ll want to be seen in.  There is so much to like about it and it shines as a new benchmark sports/luxury sedan.

The 2018 BMW M5 Competition sedan models include the:

  • BMW M5 Competition 460 kW

For any more information on the new BMW M models or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of BMW dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!