BMW has launched the 2021 iteration of its performance sedan, the M5 Competition, in India at a starting price of Rs 1.62 Crore. Now, BMW has adopted the product offensive strategy to stay at the top in our market alongside the largest luxury carmaker in the country, Mercedes-Benz. 2021 seems to be the year of a plethora of products from almost all the carmakers. This is also the consequence of the pent-up demand due to almost a year of slowdown due to the pandemic. Having already launched a bunch of new products in the first half of 2021, the second half doesn’t seem any different. There are products with BS6 compliant engines as well as locally produced or assembled cars and SUVs which seems to be the way forward. For now, let us take a look at what the popular performance sedan from BMW has in store for us.
BMW M5 Competition – Exterior Design Highlights
The M5 Competition is one of the most popular performance sedans across the globe among automobile enthusiasts. The exteriors, therefore, need to be ultra-aggressive to signify the kind of product that it is. BMW has ensured all this with sleek, modern and angry LED Laser Headlamps, L-shaped Light Tubes, Blacked Out Chrome Front Grille, Redesigned Sporty Front Bumper with Vents to enhance the Aerodynamic Efficiency, M Badges all over the body panels including on the front grille, side panels and rear. The sides feature characteristics creases, sporty 20-inch M light Alloy Wheels and the optional Carbon Ceramic Brakes. The rear houses the LED tail lamps with 3D Elements, Sporty Bumpers and Black Chrome Finished M Exhaust System. The overall appearance conveys the message quite strongly that the BMW M5 Competition means business.
BMW M5 Competition – Interiors and Features
The interiors of the M5 Competition are full Merino Leather in Silverstone, Aragon Brown and Black themes, High-Quality materials and M elements at various parts in the cabin. Apart from that, there is an addition of a large 12.3-inch Digital Infotainment System with the latest BMW iDrive Operating System, a 12.3-inch BMW Digital Cockpit Instrument Cluster with 3D Navigation, Heads-up Display, BMW Virtual Assistant with Voice Commands, BMW Parking Assistant with Hands-free Parking, Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, BMW Gesture Control, 16-speaker Harmon Kardon Surround Sound System, Wireless Charging, Ambient Lighting, 4-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Carbon Fibre Sunroof, Powered, Heated and Ventilated Front Seats with Massage Function, Rear Seat Entertainment and much more.
Safety and Equipment
On the safety front, the BMW M5 Competition comes with 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Electronic Differential Lock Control, Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, Cornering Brake Control, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Attentiveness Assistant and much more. Other equipment list includes features like M-specific Adaptive Suspension, Driving Modes, M-Sport Exhaust System, Ambient Air Package and more such unique offerings.
Engines and Transmissions
The strongest point of the M5 Competition is its 4.4-litre Twin Turbo V8 petrol engine that produces a mammoth 625 hp and 750 Nm of peak output with a sporty and responsive 8-speed M-Steptronic Automatic Gearbox. This combination propels the sedan from 0 to 100 kmph in mere 3.3 seconds. The sports car and racing level performance is the reason why this car is so popular among enthusiasts. There are Road, Race and Track modes available which will adjust the engine, gearbox and suspension parameters accordingly. The starting price of the BMW M5 Competition is Rs 1.62 Crore. You can get plenty of optional equipment which will shoot up the price even more. The BMW M5 Competition has been launched to directly rival the. Audi RS7 in India.