The 2021 BMW M5 competition has just been unveiled. Representing the pinnacle of the M5’s evolution, at a glance, we’re fairly convinced it’s worthy of your attention:
- 8-speed Steptronic transmission
- 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8
- 625 horsepower, 750Nm of torque
- Top speed of 189 mph or 304 km/h (with optional M drive package)
- 0-100 in 3.3 seconds
The M5 Competition will also hail the arrival of a “Track mode”, which reportedly shuts down all driver aids, comfort assistants, and interior “distractions”, i.e. infotainment system, music, etc. Obviously to facilitate a more focused driving experience.
The 12.3-inch infotainment display is yet another notable aspect. Providing an additional 2-inches, it will run on BMW’s OS 7.0 system with Live Cockpit display. One may expect a cloud-based navigation system with route calculation and live traffic data, natural speech recognition, as well as Android Auto functionality.
As for the physical design, the 2021 BMW M5 Competition will feature an upgraded suspension, lowering the height by 7mm – complemented by shocks from the M8. In terms of aesthetics, it has undergone something of a facelift in the headlights, taillights, and grille department. Whether that’s a positive thing or not will depend entirely on your personal preference.
The 2021 BMW M5 Competition is due to arrive in Australia this October. Local pricing has yet to be announced.