BMW M5 Competition details and data.







Through combining the agility and precision of the standard drive with the smoothness and traction of all-wheel drive, M xDrive with Active M Differential allows for even more intense performance in the BMW M5 Competition. M xDrive controls the torque distribution between the front and rear axle via a regulated clutch, engaging the front axle only when it senses that the back wheels have reached the absolute limit of their grip. In doing so, maximum driving dynamics are achieved on every road.
BMW M5 Competition front
BMW M5 Competition High Performance petrol engine.

M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine.

With 625hp and 750Nm of torque, the M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine accelerates the BMW M5 Competition from 0 to 62mph in 3.3 seconds. Thanks to two TwinScroll turbochargers, High-Precision Injection and Valvetronic fully variable valve control, the 4.4-litre engine delivers energetic thrust even from low rpms, direct responsiveness and tremendous power.
BMW M5 suspension.

Enhanced suspension.

The revised suspension highlights the BMW M5 Competition's dynamic potential. It features a wider front track, adjusted springs and harder stabilisers as well as a unique calibration of the Variable Damper Control, all of which work together to provide a distinctly athletic driving style.
BMW M5 Competition cockpit detail gear lever.

8-speed M Steptronic transmission.

The 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic features extremely short shifting times and numerous shifting options: from very athletic and dynamic to comfortable and fuel-efficient. The gears can also be shifted manually with the gear lever, or via gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.
BMW M5 Competition detail shot M Carbon ceramic brake.

M Carbon ceramic brakes.

With the optional M Carbon ceramic brakes, the use of braking power is even more direct, it is corrosion-free, even more heat-resistant, greatly reduced in wear and contributes to weight savings, which has a positive effect on agility, dynamics and acceleration. The special technical equipment is visible through calipers in the colour gold matt with M lettering on the outside.*


The BMW M5 Competition has been tailored to help achieve peak driving performance. With some of our latest BMW ConnectedDrive features, in combination with the BMW Connected+ app, the BMW M5 Competition is more connected and capable than ever. Whether it’s the M specific instrument cluster, Driving Assistant Plus with Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function or the M specific BMW Head-Up Display, the BMW M5 Competition connects your worlds and delivers The Ultimate Driving Machine.
BMW M5 Competition interior
Central intelligent unit

Central intelligent unit.

The central intelligence unit enables the propulsive forces to be distributed to the wheels according to the situation and with full variability.
Active M Differential

Active M Differential.

By optimising drive torque distribution among the rear wheels, Active M Differentials improve driving stability when changing lanes or accelerating out of a bend.
4WD Mode

4WD Mode.

In 4WD Mode, the M xDrive is designed with a view towards optimum controllability and outstanding traction.
4WD Sport Mode

4WD Sport Mode.

Even greater agility and sportiness is achieved in the 4WD Sport Mode. Even with M Dynamic Mode activated, drivers can achieve a controlled drift.
2WD Mode

2WD Mode.

In 2WD Mode with DSC deactivated, only the rear wheels are powered.


It's clear that the BMW M5 Competition is derived from the same genes that created the rest of the M family, yet it is also a pioneer amongst the pack. Key to its weight loss from its predecessor is the addition of the new carbon roof; the first to ever be installed on an M5.

Other distinctive M features include 20" M light alloy wheels style 706M, M twin tailpipes, striking M kidney grille with High-gloss Black double slats and M mirror caps with aerodynamic winglet.
BMW M5 Competition driving shot three-quarter front.
BMW M5 Competition detail M Multifunctional seats.

M Multifunctional seats.

With illuminated M5 logo, the new M Multifunctional seats with multiple adjustment options allow maximum comfort.
BMW M5 Competition detail M specific instrument cluster.

M-specific instrument cluster.

The fully digital instrument cluster displays speed, engine speed, fuel tank capacity, engine oil temperature and fuel consumption, as well as status indicators.
BMW M5 Competition detail M leather steering wheel.

M leather steering wheel.

The double-spoke design M leather steering wheel includes multifunction buttons, the M emblem, chrome detailing, M1 and M2 buttons and an integrated driver-side airbag.
BMW M5 Competition detail start/stop button in red.

BMW Head-up Display.

The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display can switch to a M specific display, which includes a gear indicator, the rpm as a dynamic range curve with shift indication lights and navigation tips.
M specific pedals in stainless steel

M specific pedals in stainless steel.

The M specific pedals in stainless steel underline the sporty aspiration of the BMW M5 Competition and blend in with the exclusive business interior.
BMW M5 Edition 35 Years driving shot three-quarter rear shot.
BMW M5 Edition 35 Years driving shot side shot.
BMW M5 Edition 35 Years, rear apron.
BMW M5 Edition 35 Years three-quarter side shot.
BMW M5 Edition 35 Years front shot.
BMW M5 Edition 35 Years, cockpit with M Leather steering wheel.


Limited to 350 units worldwide and only 10 in the UK, the BMW M5 Edition 35 Jahre comes exclusively as a Competition model in Frozen Dark Grey II Metallic and celebrates its BMW M5 genes with a host of eye-catching features.

Complementing the M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder engine are exclusive details, such as 20" light alloy wheels in Graphite Grey and black brake callipers, full leather Merino Black interior with beige contrast stitching, unique interior trim in Anodized Gold, and specific edition branding.

For more information and to register your interest, please speak to your nearest BMW Centre.

BMW M5 accessories



Elevate your BMW M5 Competition with a more personal touch thanks to M Performance Accessories. From pure functional enhancements to stylish statements, discover new ways to express yourself.

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  • *Due to specific material properties, increased operating noise may occur during braking e.g. in case of prolonged, low load or in wet conditions shortly before vehicle standstill. The design-related noise can be avoided by braking the brake dry in case of wetness or loading the brake more heavily after a long, low braking load. The influence of wetness and road salt cause brake effectiveness to correspond to that of a conventional brake system. This reduced braking power can be compensated for with a greater pressure on the pedal. The functional noises have no influence on the performance, operational safety and stability of the brake.