Australian specs and pricing have been confirmed for the updated 2021 BMW M5 Competition ahead of a local arrival in October.
Priced from $244,900 plus on-road costs, 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.
Underneath, the revised suspension set-up integrates dampers from the M8 Competition Gran Coupe to improve the ride quality. There are also bespoke engine mounts with a stiffer spring rate which the brand says provides “greater directness and precision” when turning into corners.
Power continues to come from a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 460kW and 750Nm. An eight-speed automatic sends drive to the switchable xDrive 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 thanks to the standard M Driver’s Package.
The updated M5 Competition is available to order now with deliveries set to commence in October.
2021 BMW M5 Competition equipment highlights:
M Driver’s Package (inc. 305km/h top speed and complimentary entry to the BMW Driving Experience Advance 2 course. Entry to the BMW Driving Experience Advance 1 course also included)
20-inch Alloy Wheels
BMW Individual Lights Shadow Line
BMW Drive Recorder
Active M Differential
M Head-Up Display
M Specific Contents
M Sport Exhaust System
M Carbon Roof
M Carbon Engine Cover
Full Leather ‘Merino’ Upholstery
Automatic Air-Con, 4-Zone
BMW Individual Headliner Alcantara Anthracite
Tyre Pressure Indicator
Leather Instrument Panel
M Seat Belts
M Multifunction Seats
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound system, 16 speakers
5 Year/80,000km BMW Service Inclusive
BMW Live Cockpit Professional feat. BMW Operating System 7.0
BMW Connected Package Professional
Wireless Smartphone Integration including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Wireless Smartphone Charging
Driving Assistant Professional
Parking Assistant Plus
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