|BMW Malaysia has just announced the BMW M5 and BMW M5 with the Competition Package upgrade option for a super premium price tag from RM 901,800. The M5 inherits the current 5 Series exterior motifs, albeit with numerous M-specific elements from the large air inlets to the quad exhaust.|
The familiar kidney grille and large air intakes on bottom bumper dominate the front-end. At the same time, the Bi-Xenon rings with adaptative LED headlights complete the front-end’s striking semblance. The headlights also get anti-dazzle High-beam assistant for good measures. Meantime, the side and rear of the sporty performance sedan house flared wheel arches, optimized side sills, M exterior mirror, fresh rearlight with thin LED light strips and the four exhausts. The Competition package allows for a more spruced up M5, thanks to 20-inch wheels, sport exhaust system, black-chrome twin exhausts, an M Carbon Ceramic brake system, and the M Driver’s Package with rear spoiler.
Interior highlights for the BMW M5 include the new Touch Controller, the omnipresent ConnectedDrive, Head-up Display with M specific information and BMW Apps with a new M Lap timer app.
BMW M5 4.4-liter V8 M Bi-turbo engine for pure brute force
BMW M5’s powerplant is none other than the 4.4 liter V8 with M Bi-Turbo for an unprecedented 560 hp and 680 Nm of torque. In combination with the seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission, advanced chassis technology, model-specific suspension technology precisely tuned to the performance curve with racing know-how and the Active M Differential at the rear axle, this high-revving unit guarantees outstanding driving performance. The Competition package M5 pushes the hp figures even higher to 575 and does 0 – 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, which is about 0.1 secs faster than the non-Competition packaged M5.
Dr. Gerhard Pils, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia, explained, “No other car delivers such a level of dynamic performance, premium ambience, stylish look and feel, and efficiency better than an M car, and the BMW M5 is at the top of that very select family. I strongly believe that the new BMW M5 will be appreciated for its brutal and enduring pulling power which is instantly available from the moment the driver presses down on the accelerator pedal.”
BMW M5 and M5 with Competition package price and availability
The 2013 BMW M5 retails for RM 901,800.00, while the Competition package M5 is priced at RM 986,800.00; all prices exclude insurance, usually.