The new facelifted BMW M5 Competition is the ultimate super saloon

The all-new M5 Competition has just been revealed in a gorgeous deep red colour and not only does it look fantastic but also has some serious performance tech as well.

BMW M5 Competition

The facelifted M5 Comp has a brand new set of dampers which can be adjusted on the go with various modes; Comfort, Sport and Sport+. These new dampers are the result of the learning acquired by BMW while they developed the M8 Competition Series Gran Coupe (4-door). Also added are new, bespoke engine mounts for improved rigidity.

The other changed thing about the facelifted M5 Comp is, quite obviously, the face. The 5 Series received its facelift not too long ago and the M5 Competition has now also received the updated, ever-so-slightly bigger grille, BMW’s new headlight design with L-shaped LEDs and also a new front bumper.

BMW M5 Competition

The M5 Competition shares the same rear lights as the facelifted 5 Series but has a black lip spoiler and the bumper has a prominent rear diffuser which is not found on the standard 5 Series.

On the inside, the facelifted 5 Series received a larger 12.3-inch infotainment screen with the latest iDrive system and a couple of new buttons on the centre console to improve ergonomics with the rest of the cabin being unchanged.

BMW M5 Competition

Owners can still enjoy the M Sport exhaust, the M Compound brakes (now available in more colours) and the M Dynamic Mode which is basically drift mode and if that’s still not enough fun/challenge, you can switch the car into pure 2WD mode!

The facelift M5 Competition has the same V8 4.4-litre engine as before which is certainly not a bad thing. It’s twin-turbo producing 616hp in the M5 Comp and 592hp in the standard M5 which isn’t available in the UK. This powerhouse of a car can launch from 0-62mph in just 3.3 seconds and do 0-124mph in just 10.8 seconds.

BMW M5 Competition

Fitted with the same 8-speed auto transmission as before with M xDrive (rear-bias) four-wheel drive, the M5 Competition still drives like a good performance car but now it just looks slightly prettier doing it.

Let us know what you think of the new styling in the comments!

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