BMW will conclude the current generation of its M5 saloon with a 200-strong special edition model.
The M5 Competition Edition gains a power upgrade of 40 horsepower to 592bhp, with torque boosted from 502 to 516 lb ft.
Achieved by recalibrating the ECU to allow more boost, the extra potency drops the car’s 0-62mph to 3.9 seconds, though the top speed remains electronically limited at 155mph.
Competition Edition models will include the M Competition Package as standard, adding stiffer spring and electronic damper rates, thicker anti-roll bars, and a recalibrated multi-plate limited-slip differential. The system includes three drive mode settings, Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus – the latter particularly suited to driving the car in a track environment.
Visually the car is distinguished by M Performance carbon-fibre detailing, a black version of the signature kidney grille and 20-inch alloy wheels in Jet Black, showing off the six-piston brakes within. Just two exterior colours are available, either Mineral White or Carbon Black.
The interior is bespoke too, finished in full black leather Merino leather upholstery with contrast stitching in white, this repeated in various details of the cabin. A ‘1/200’ engraving completes the interior treatment.
BMW dealers are now taking orders for the M5 Competition Edition model, at a price of £100,995. Once these are sold dealers will be looking forward to the all-new M5, expected in 2017.