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BMW M5 Competition sedan comes with 625 horsepower

ABR Staff Writer Published 10 May 2018

BMW has launched M5 Competition, a high-performance sedan which comes with 625 horsepower which is 25 horsepower more than the standard M5.

The German firm said in future, BMW M GmbH will offer the most powerful variants of its high-performance cars as standalone models.

The new car is powered by a 4.4 litre V8 engine with MTwinPower Turbo technology, which can produce an output of 450kW or 625hp at 6000 rpm.

It can generate a peak torque of about 750 Nm or 553lb/ft within a rev range of 1,800 and 5,800 rpm.

The eight-cylinder engine can propel from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in 3.3 seconds and it can reach 0 to 200km/h (124mph) in over 10.8 seconds.

Power generated from the engine is transferred to the wheels by BMW’s eight-speed M Steptronic transmission system. There are three different modes present including efficient, sporty or ultra-dynamic driving can be activated using the Drivelogic rocker switch on the gear selector.

For BMW M5 Competition, M Sport exhaust system with tailpipe embellishers in black chrome will come as standard specifications. The version has a twin-pipe, flap-controlled exhaust generates a prominent soundtrack. BMW has also added a particulate filter to the vehicle to reduce emissions.

BMW M5 Competition has the standard version of M xDrive all-wheel-drive system. It is claimed to generate enough traction to achieve acceleration, which is worthy of a sports-car.

M xDrive and the Active M Differential is centrally controlled and is responsible for channeling the engine’s output to the car’s wheels without loss of any power en route.

BMW also stated that the increased camber at the front axle improve the vehicle’s ability to absorb lateral forces through high-speed corners. By fitting the toe links with ball joints instead of rubber mounts resulted in a precise wheel guidance at the rear axle.

The axle of BMW M5 Competition is equipped with a newly designed mounting for anti-roll bar. The company has produced a firm ride by making spring at the front and rear axles 10% stiffer than the standard version. This also has a positive impact on steering response.

Shorter auxiliary springs can also reduce fluctuation in wheel loads, as does the unique tuning of the damper hydraulics.

This results in a direct connection with the chassis can also be clearly felt in Comfort mode. Selecting Sport mode activates the damper settings perfected for testing on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife circuit, while Sport Plus lends itself to ultra-dynamic driving on grand prix tracks.

Image: M5 Competition launched by BMW. Photo: Courtesy of BMW Group.