BMW M5 Competition Launched In India, Priced At ₹1.55 Crore :- For those who think that the BMW M5 sedan wasn’t as aggressive enough, the Bavarian brand has launched the sportier M5 Competition in India at a price tag of Rs 1.55 crore (ex-showroom). The performance packed sedan comes as a CBU (completely built-up unit) and is available at all dealerships in the country.
BMW M5 Competition Launched In India
BMW’s M cars are high-performance variants of the carmaker standard models. And the M5 Competition doesn’t disappoint as it gets 625PS of grunt from a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, which makes it 25PS more powerful than the standard M5. Torque figures remain the same at 750Nm. This boost in performance propels the Competition from 0-100kmph in just 3.3 seconds (faster than the standard M5 by 0.1 seconds) and a 0-200kmph sprint in 10.8 seconds (faster than the standard M5 by 0.3 seconds). The V8 engine is mated to an 8-speed M steptronic transmission with an all-wheel M xDrive drivetrain with a variety of drive modes (4WD, 4WD Sport, 2WD).
Exterior tweaks to the M5 Competition include blacked-out exterior accents like the front grille, mirrors, boot lip spoiler, badging, diffuser insert and tailpipes. It also gets a carbon-fibre roof, an M Sport exhaust system and 20-inch forged lightweight alloy wheels wrapped in 275/35 front and 285/35 rear tyres. For identification, the performance sedan gets Competition lettering on the bootlid.
BMW M5 Competition Specification Features
The interior, the M5 Competition gets cosmetic tweaks that include M Multifunction sport seats with illuminated M5 logo. The multi-function steering wheel gets an ‘M’ emblem and chrome detailing. It carries forward the M specific sporty pedals and footrest in stainless steel from the standard trim. It also gets a new red start/stop button to add to the sporty nature.
Standard features include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other kit includes a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, a head-up display, 3D Navigation and a Harman Kardon system with 16 speakers. Safety features include head and side airbags for driver and front passenger as well as head airbags for rear seats as standard. Other kit includes Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), ABS, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), M Dynamic Mode (MDM) and Cornering Brake Control (CBC). Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Dry Braking function and Active M Differential top off the safety kit for the performance sedan.
BMW M5 Competition Price Specs
With a sky high price tag of Rs 1.55 crore (ex-showroom), it comes at a premium of upto Rs 11 lakh over the standard M5 sedan. So you must really need a jump in performance over the standard M5 to consider buying the Competition trim. The M5 Competition rivals the likes of the Mercedes-AMG E63 S in India.