Power for the £100,995 M5 Competition Edition has been boosted to 592bhp from 552bhp, and torque increased from 502lb ft to 516lb ft. It comes with the M Competition Package as standard, and a plethora of carbon fibre BMW M Performance exterior parts, including rear spoiler, rear diffuser and mirror caps, as well as a gloss black grille and 20in Jet Black alloy wheels. Just two paint colours will be offered: Mineral White or Carbon Black.
Inside, the Competition Edition gets a full Black Merino leather interior with Opal White contrast stitching, plus M Performance trim with a special “1/200” engraving.
The power upgrades mean that the new car will hit 62mph from standstill in 3.9sec, but the top speed remains electronically limited to 155mph. The extra grunt comes courtesy of increased boost from a recalibrated ECU.
The M Competition Package provides stiffer spring and damper response than the standard M5, and thicker anti-roll bars, as well as tweaks to the electronically controlled limited slip diff for a sportier response. The six-piston brakes are finished in glossy Jet Black paint.