Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the newly launched sport saloon by BMW, the M5 Competition.
The BMW 5 Series has been a very successful car globally and the Indian industry admires it as well. The M5 has been well-liked by keen drivers worldwide too. The BMW M5 Competition is a sport saloon which can be used as a daily driver and as a track-day car. It has a dual personality and BMW has managed to strike a balance which no other car maker has.
The M5 Competition has always been the most powerful and the fastest when it comes to this segment and it remains to be seen whether the all-time champion has still got it or not. Let’s find out.
Powering the 2021 BMW M5 Competition is a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine churning out a massive 616bhp and a jaw dropping 750Nm of torque. This powerplant comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission offering blistering performance. With BMW claiming a 0-100kmph sprint time of just 3.3 seconds, it is bound to put a smile on your face as soon as you put your foot down. The powertrain has always been one of the major strengths of the M5 and it is no different this time around.
The styling of the M5 has always been aggressive, bold and sporty yet sedate. BMW has nailed it with the design once again. As with most M Performance cars, the M5 Competition leaves out most silver chrome embellishments for high gloss black elements. This includes the kidney grille, outer mirrors, alloys, inserts on the rear bumper, tailpipes, and even the rear spoiler. Overall, the BMW M5 Competition looks more desirable and appealing to the enthusiastic drivers who love to take their cars to the track on a weekend.
The styling of the M5 is such, that even without the M logo even a normal person wouldn’t mistake it for a regular BMW 5 Series. And it goes without saying, the M5 Competition gets M-specific parts like footrest, seat belts, and the steering wheel. It also features M-multifunction seats with an illuminated ‘M’ logo. The subtle ‘M’ elements make you feel that you are sitting in a much faster car and that the M5 Competition is worth the money.
The M5 gets all the bells and whistles the regular 5 Series is equipped with. Apart from that, the facelifted BMW M5 Competition is equipped with an M-mode selector, a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, heads-up display, and wireless charging among others. There’s even a new 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. BMW has made sure that the M5 Competition is fast and luxurious at the same time and have managed to yet again, strike a delightful balance between power and luxury.
All the customers of the 2021 BMW M5 Competition will also benefit from the exclusive membership to the ‘BMW Excellence Club’. It offers programs such as bespoke travel, the high life, and grandstand along with many other BMW privileges. These exclusive features make the experience with the M5 Competition a whole lot better and helps to justify the premium price tag of this machine, leaving the owners satisfied.