Earlier this year, we learned that the Competition Package for the BMW M5 (F90) will be arriving this year with production set to begin in April. Now, March is coming to an end, and it is just time for us to hear more details about the specifics of what the package have to offer, thanks to an Australian Bimmerpost forum user who ordered a BMW M5 with Competition Package. Everything that we expect from the package will be offered by the German automaker.
The user confirmed some details we already knew, from how output increases to 625 horsepower from the same biturbo 4.4 liter V8. Torque remains unconfirmed, while horsepower eclipses that of the M5’s rival - the 603 horsepower Mercedes AMG E63 S.
Surprisingly, there had been some details they revealed that we did not know about the package at first. For instance, the Competition Package will have a lowered suspension, and the front end will be dropped by seven millimeters, and ten millimeters for the rear. There should be other suspension changes as well, that make the M5 easier to handle on track. This however, was not confirmed on the post.
Apart from the mechanical upgrades, the M5 will include a revised exhaust for a more pleasant sounding car. Carbon ceramic brakes can also be added to the package as a standalone item.
Inside the cabin, you will see a Bowers and Wilkins audio system offered, though we are not certain whether or not this is a standard feature or an optional one. The engine has also been covered in carbon fiber, and there are the usual black grille badges and side vents.
Even after this post on the forum that give us information regarding the M5 Competition Package, there are still plenty of things left unconfirmed. Other available options for the interior, exterior and performance parts, as well as their prices, are still a mystery.
However, we should find out more about it when the car hits production next month. The BMW M5 alone has a starting price of $138,825 in the United States, but expect to add a few more thousands on top of that for the Competition package.
As any other car that has been under the radar, we have to get used to the idea that people will talk about them, and even spread rumours about them. It is not a surprise though that the M5 will get a Competition Package, considering what we have seen in the past as well as that in the M3 and the M4. Soon enough, we will learn about the complete details and features of the 2019 BMW M5 Competition Package. This model will be perfect to compete against models like the Mercedes AMG E63 too.