German automaker, BMW has launched the new BMW M5 Competition edition in the Indian market. It is available in a petrol variant at a price tag of Rs 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new BMW M5 Competition is available at all BMW dealerships across India as a Completely Built-Up (CBU) model.
The 2020 BMW M5 Competition is available in Alpine White non-metallic colour and in 6 metallic color options – Black Sapphire, Singapore Grey, Bluestone, Donington Grey, Marina Bay Blue, Snapper Rocks Blue. Optional BMW Individual paint finishes available are – Azurite Black metallic, Alvit Grey metallic, Almandine Brown metallic, Rhodonite Silver metallic. Other optional BMW Individual Special Paintwork available are Brilliant White metallic, Frozen Brilliant White metallic, Pure metal Silver, Frozen Cashmere Silver metallic, Frozen Dark Silver, Frozen Dark Brown metallic, Frozen Arctic Grey metallic and Frozen Marina Bay Blue metallic.
In terms of exterior design, the new M5 gets M kidney grille with grille frame, exterior mirror and characteristic M side air vent with M5 designation in Black high-gloss. The new BMW M5 Competition features a roof made from extremely lightweight, high-strength carbon fiber reinforced plastic. The rear apron and M rear spoiler is painted in Black-high gloss. It gets twin tailpipes with a chrome trim and ‘Competition’ lettering on the boot lid.
The new BMW M5 comes with double-spoke M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, the M emblem and chrome detailing. The driver can also use the M Drive M1 and M2 buttons to select the desired settings while driving. A new red start / stop button underlines the motorsport character of the car. It gets BMW Connected Drive technologies including BMW Gesture Control, BMW Display Key, Wireless Charging, BMW Head-Up Display and Wireless Apple CarPlay.
The modern cockpit concept BMW Live Cockpit Professional running on latest BMW Operating System 7.0, which includes 3D Navigation with a high-resolution instrument cluster behind the steering wheel with a 12.3-inch screen and a control diplay measuring 10.25-inch. Other features include a high-end Surround Sound system from Harman Kardon with 16 loudspeakers and 600 Watts of output. It also gets rear view camera along with park distance control rear and front and parking assistant.
The BMW M5 is powered by a M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of producing 625bhp of power at 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 750Nm. The all-new M5 accelerates to 100kmph from zero in just 3.3 seconds. It is paired to an 8-speed M Steptronic gearbox with drivelogic features. The gears can also be shifted manually with the gear lever or via gearshift paddles on the steering wheel. Additional features include dyanmic stability control, ABS, Automatic stability control, M Dynamic mode, cornering brake control, dynamic brake control, dry braking function and Active M Differential.