The updated 2021 BMW M5 Competition has been revealed ahead of an Australian arrival in October.
Styling changes and a technology boost brings the M5 into line with the recently unveiled 5 Series range.
Externally, there’s a revised front end with a new front bumper, an updated kidney grille, a tweaked front apron with larger air intakes and new L-shaped light tubes.
At the rear, changes include thinner M-specific tailpipes, a new apron with a large diffuser and a fresh taillight signature.
On the inside, the headline act is the inclusion of the BMW OS7.0 infotainment system with two 12.3-inch displays (centre touchscreens and instrument binnacle).
The system includes the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, cloud-based satellite navigation, and both wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The set-up also benefits from the Remote Software Upgrade feature.
Buyers will find two new buttons on the centre console – like those found in the new M8 Competition – provide more direct access to system settings and the various readouts in the instrument cluster and head-up display.
Power continues to come from a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 460kW and 750Nm. An eight-speed automatic sends drive to a switchable all-wheel drive system.
According to BMW, the M5 Competition can sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.3 seconds and hits 200km/h in 10.8 seconds. The top speed is 305km/h.
BMW Australia will confirm local pricing for M5 Competition in the lead up to its arrival in October.
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