BMW recently launched the 5 Series facelift in India. The carmaker has now launched the facelifted M5 Competition in the country. It gets cosmetic updates and a more powerful engine.
The updated M5 is powered by a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine that makes 625PS and 750Nm. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox working in tandem with the M xDrive All-Wheel Drive system and Active M differential. BMW claims that the updated M5 can go from 0-100kmph in 3.3 seconds. Other mechanical changes include a stiffer chassis and updated M-specific suspension for improved handling and body control.
In terms of styling, the updated M5 takes inspiration from the recently launched 5 Series facelift. It gets a new single-piece grille, revised headlamps and a redesigned bumper borrowed from the 5 Series. To set itself apart from the standard 5 Series, the M5 does get some M-specific updates like a blacked-out front grille, ORVMs, 20-inch alloys and rear lip spoiler. It also gets a carbon fibre roof, smoked headlamps and tail lamps, redesigned rear bumper with redesigned diffuser and blacked-out chrome quad M-Sport exhaust tips.
Similarly, on the inside, while the layout is similar to the standard 5 Series, it gets an all-black interior with an M-specific steering wheel. Features on offer include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, gesture control, adaptive cruise control, head-up display, powered front seats with seat heating, ambient lighting, 4-zone AC, powered tailgate, electrically adjustable steering column, a Harman Kardon 16-speaker setup, and a wireless display key.
Safety features on offer include 6 airbags, parking assistant with reversing assistant, front and rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, electronic parking brake and cruise control with braking function.
The M5 Competiton is also offered with an array of optional equipment like M Carbon engine cover, M ceramic brake, heated steering wheel, 360-degree camera, sot close doors, panoramic sunroof, ventilated fronts massage function, heated rear seats, among others.
The updated M5 Competition rekindles rivalry against the Audi RS7 Sportback.