Last September, BMW has revealed their intentions on the latest Competition Package for M5 with its 600 horsepower. Back then, it was reported that an executive of BMW UK said that this Competition Package is going to receive some tweaks in dynamics, and possibly standard brakes made from ceramic, which are already an option worth $10,000 on a standard car. It was later on learned that this extra super sedan is going to start its production in April at the company’s Dingolfingplant, and it will get tuning for offering an additional 25 hp. The M5 Competition with 625 hp will be running 22 horses more compared to the Mercedes-AMG E63 S, which seems to mark the start of a Horsepower War.
Based on sources, the gossip started courtesy of BMW Driving Experience’s head while attending the previous BMW M Experience held in Swede. One thing not surprising about this discovery is the fact that BMW will launch a higher tune near the release of standard sedan. Last year, at LA Auto Show, Frank van Meel told the Road & Track Magazine that there would be an M5 Competition.
The comment of UK executive about the vehicle’s carbon brakes was also surprising. Typically, the Competition Packages have involved a bit more horsepower and firmer suspension, some small cosmetic and chassis tweaks, and new wheels. On the last-generation M5, the final Competition Package was levied $10000 surcharge over an entry sedan. If carbon brakes will come standard on new comp option and cannot be deleted, the buyers might be staring down a heftier tariff to stand on the top of M mountain.
Everyone should know more in March when super-sharp M5 will have its debut at Geneva Motor Show. Then, people will see Competition Package that’s extended to the BMW SUVs like X3 M and X5 M.