Sunday, 19 May 2013


The BMW Competition Package has become available for the new facelifted M5 and current M6 range. This is based on the facelifted 5 Series, which we will discuss in a later story. Competition Package adds a few sweeter touches to an already sweet pack of wolves, including a slight power hike for those of us who like our power “more”.

Still keeping the same 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 engine, BMW now adds some 11kW to hike maximum power to 423kW, while lowering the ride height by some 10mm in the M5. All else remains the same in the powertrain department, including the 7-speed double clutch gearbox with an Active M Differential for better traction. These power increases, says BMW, have resulted in the cars going 0.1 seconds faster in the 0 – 100km/h sprint.

There are other benefits to the Package, such as new bespoke alloy wheels of 20-inches, a sport exhaust system, an updated steering wheel (some media had complained about a certain lack of feel), new suspension and damping systems, as well as a different trim for the iDrive console.

The facelift M5 will follow BMW’s launch of the new facelift 5 Series in Mzansi later this year.

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