Most powerful BMW M5 ever
BMW has revealed that its most powerful production models ever to be launched will arrive in the UK later on this year.
The company's M5 and M6 models, with 'Competition Package', will boast, according to BMW, 575bhp each, as well as recording the fastest ever official 0-62mph time.
New BMW M5 Saloon models receive the recent changes to the 5 Series range, while also adding specific 'M' enhancements. These include the M Double-spoke 'kidney' grille, currently seen on the M6 Coupe and Convertible variants, and the new M Steering Wheel with M DCT paddles.
Along with an enhanced design, the new M5 models receive an increased power output of 575bhp, thanks to the Competition Package, as well as Sports suspension settings, Sport steering and exclusive 20-inch Double-spoke M light-alloy wheels.
In addition to the increased power output, BMW say that the new M5 Saloon, with the Competition Package, cranks out 680Nm of torque, features a combined mpg of 28.5 and emits 232g/km of CO2 emissions.
The company has also stated that the new Competition Package helps power the BMW M5 to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph, as well as burn through the 0-62mph sprint in 4.2 seconds.
The starting price for the BMW M5 Saloon with Competition Package is £80,205, as the performance package comes as a £6,700 option on top of the existing 'standard' M5 - priced at £73,505 OTR.
BMW has also announced that its new BMW M6 Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe models can now come with the optional Competition Package as well. The performance package will cost £6,500 on M6 Coupe and Convertible models and £5,500 on the M6 Gran Coupe variant.
All BMW M6 versions that come with the Competition Package will produce 575bhp and 680Nm of torque, according to BMW, along with an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph.
Both the Coupe and Gran Coupe variants, with the Competition Package, will apparently be able to reach 62mph from a standstill in 4.1 seconds, whereas the Convertible variant will take an additional 0.1 seconds to hit the 62mph point.
The German car manufacturer states that with the optional Competition Package, the M6 Coupe version will feature 28.5mpg and emit 232g/km of CO2, whereas the Convertible will register 27.4mpg and emit 239g/km of CO2 emissions. The Gran Coupe models reportedly returns 28.5mpg and emits 232g/km of CO2 emissions.
BMW's M6 Coupe with Competition Package will be available later this year with a starting price of £100,680. With the Competition Package, prices for the Gran Coupe variant start at £105,880, while the Convertible model will come with an on the road price tag of £103,200.
Written by Glenn Doyle.