Full specifications and pricing have been confirmed for the 2019 BMW M5 Competition, the legendary performance sedan is set to arrive in October priced at $229,900 plus on-road costs.
Equipment highlights for Australian buyers include full Merino leather trim, a 16-speaker Bowers and Wilkins Diamond audio system, soft close front and rear doors, electric rear roller sunblind, roller sunblinds for rear side windows, automatic air conditioning with four-zone climate control, ambient air package, gesture control, M carbon engine cover, 20-inch BMW M Y-spoke light alloy wheels and a bicolour finish.
Two additional 20-inch wheel options, as well as six metallic paint options and non-metallic Alpine White, are available for no additional cost.
M carbon ceramic brakes, steering wheel heating, electric glass sunroof (which removes the carbon fibre roof), sun protection glazing, active front seat ventilation, seat heating for both the front and rear, front massage function, wireless phone charging, Galvanic embellishers for controls, ceramic control surrounds are all on the options list.
Unbelievably in a car at this price, Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring tech is also an option.
An Indulgence Package is available which combines the massage function, TV function and rear seat Entertainment Professional (with two tiltable independent 10-inch high-res screens and blue-ray drive) into a bundle for $6700.
The BMW M Driver’s Package is also available which provides the owner with a BMW Driving Experience Advance 2 Course and increases the top speed from 250km/h to 305km/h.
The M5 Competition will boast a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 from the M5 which develops 460kW (increased by 19kW) peaking at 6000rpm and 750Nm, available from 1800rpm.
BMW quotes a 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.3 seconds and a combined consumption figure of 10.6L/100km, depending on how you drive it.
Stopping the M5 Competition will be low-weight M compound brakes, fixed six-piston callipers clamp inner-vented discs at the front and floating single-piston callipers are found at the rear.
Setting the M5 Competition apart visually are body coloured door handles, black chrome exhaust outlets, M-specific kidney grilles, ‘Competition’ lettering and M5 logo.
‘M5 Competition’ graphics are also displayed on the M multifunctional instrument display with black seat belts with striped BMW M stitching and piped floor mats with M5 logo completing the look.
BMW Group Australia CEO, Vikram Pawah, commented, “The strong uplift in performance and specification for the M5 Competition, as well as its price position, will make a compelling case in the ultra-high performance sedan segment.”
The 2019 BMW M5 Competition will be in showrooms in October priced from $229,900 plus on-road costs, replacing the M5 Launch Edition as the exclusive M5 variant in Australia.
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