We’re going to preface this post by stating that none of this has been confirmed by BMW, but given that our friends over at BMWBlog and Bimmerpost seem to be in agreement, we think we’re on pretty solid ground about what the forthcoming BMW M5 Competition Package will entail.
Along with some aesthetic changes to the exterior, power will reportedly increase from 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque to 625 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The top speed figure isn’t available yet, but it will supposedly be upwards of the current M5’s 189 mph max velocity, because obviously, that’s not quite fast enough. At 3.3 seconds, the sprint to 60 mph will also be 1/10th of a second quicker.
Like the standard M5, the Competition Package will come with BMW’s M xDrive all-wheel drive system, but drivers will have the option of selecting rear-wheel drive mode through the menus. So if you wanted an expensive German luxury sedan for the express purpose of slaying tires? You’re in luck. Unfortunately for purists, the only gearbox choice will be an eight-speed automatic.
Whether you’ll be able to tell the difference between the standard BMW M5 and the M5 Competition Package is something you’ll only be able to tell after a test drive. So if you’re interested in driving some of Germany’s hottest hardware, contact your local AutoNation-affiliated BMW dealer to arrange a test drive.