The BMW M5 Competition 2018 was the ladder that lacked the range of the high-flying German saloon. We had already seen an M5 with the same name a couple of years ago, but the new copy surpasses it in all its aspects. The truth is that this model has been improving throughout its six generations. Its journey began back in 1984 when it surprised with its 286 HP. Nothing to do with the 625 HP delivered by this latest version.
The M5 Competition wants to differentiate itself from the ‘normal’ with details in its external appearance. Receive the Shadow Line finish, which adds some bright black details on the edges of the grille, BMW M gills or rearview mirrors. Add 20-inch exclusive wheels, different rear spoiler and the last name ‘Competition’ in the rear. Inside, there are belts with BMW M colors, specific mats and some graphics with the name of this top-of-the-range variant. Although undoubtedly the most important novelty happens under the hood, its twin-turbo V8 engine 4.4-liter receives some improvements to develop a power of 625 HP and 750 Nm of torque between 1,800 and 5,800 rpm, representing an increase of 25 HP (the pair remains). The chosen transmission is still the M automatic eight-speed Steptronic which has three different modes that are activated from the Drive logic switch.
In this way it manages to slightly improve its already superlative features. The BMW M5 Competition accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds (one tenth faster) and from 0 to 200 km / h in 10.8 seconds (three tenths faster). The maximum speed we assume will continue to be limited to 250 km / h (305 km / h if it is limited). The sound is improved thanks to the M Sport sports exhaust system.
The behavior also improves thanks to a new support of the engine, with more rigid springs that benefits the passage through the curve. The chassis has been adjusted to be a very dynamic vehicle, lowering the height of the body by seven millimeters and adjusting the suspension with a new stabilizer bar or with more rigid shock absorbers. The M x-Drive traction, a novelty in the BMW M5, will continue to be responsible for transmitting power to all four wheels efficiently thanks to the Active M Differential.