BMW unveils the most powerful M5 super sedan ever

BMWThe 2019 BMW M5 Competition Sedan.
  • The BMW M5 Competition Sedan made its world debut this week.
  • It’s powered by a 617 horsepower, 4.4-litre, turbocharged V8.
  • According to BMW, it’s the most powerful M5 in the model’s history.
  • With the optional M Driver’s package, the sedan can reach a top speed of 189 mph.
  • The BMW M5 Competition Sedan starts at $US110,995.

BMW’s legendary M5 sports sedan just got even better. On Tuesday, the Bavarian automaker unveiled the new 2019 BMW M5 Competition Sedan.

With a 617 horsepower, 4.4-litre, turbocharged V8 under the hood, it’s the most powerful M5 ever produced. According to BMW, the Competition Sedan can hit 60 mph in a brisk 3.1 seconds while the sprint to 124 mph from a standstill happens in just 10.8 seconds. The Bimmer will eventually reach an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. However, an optional M Driver’s package can raise that top speed to 189 mph.

The M5 puts its power to the pavement through an eight-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission and a rear-wheel-biased intelligent all-wheel-drive.

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The M5 Competition Sedan along with the recently introduced M2 Competition Coupe will form a new sub-segment of uber-hot performance machines within BMW’s vaunted M division.

As a result, the M5 Competition Sedan gets 17 more horsepower from the 4.4-litre V8 and can do 60 mph in 0.1 seconds quicker than the standard M5.

In addition, the Competition Sedan receives a modified high-flow exhaust system, firmer engine mounts, lower ride height, redesigned anti-roll bar mounts, lightweight alloy wheels, and optional carbon ceramic brakes.

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The M5 Competition will also receive exclusive design features like black high-gloss finishes on the door handles and M5 badging. The interior gets new seat belts and floor mats with BMW M logos. There’s also an M Competition graphic that pops up on the instrument cluster at startup.

The 2019 BMW M5 Competition Sedan enters production this July and will carry a starting price of $US110,995. For comparison, the standard 2018 BMW M5 starts at $US102, 600.

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