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Brand New BMW M5 M5 Competition 4dr DCT

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

20GB hard disc drive (HDD) memoryActive Guards
BMW emergency callBMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system with 12.3" instrument display and high resolution control display
BMW Online servicesBMW Teleservices
Brake force displayCity brake control
Control display - 10.25" colour touch sensitive display screenEnhanced bluetooth with wireless charging
Front/rear Parking distance controlHead up Display
iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttonsM Servotronic steering
Oil sensor for level and gradeOn board computer inc. average speed, fuel consumption, liquid crystal Info display, journey computer, outside temperature display, personal profile
On-board diagnosis - OBDPark assist plus
Powered tailgate operationReversing camera
Service interval indicatorVoice control system
Wifi hotspot preparation 


BMW gesture controlBMW professional radio
DAB Digital radioFavourite buttons

Exterior Features

Anti-corrosion treatmentAuto dimming door mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirrorBlack exhaust tailpipes
Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured side sillsChrome surround active air stream kidney grille with chrome fronted double black vertical slats and M5 badging
Dynamic brake lights with LED technologyElectric folding/heated door mirrors with integrated indicators
Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap all round and comfort closing functionFollow me home headlights
Heated windscreen washer jetsHigh beam assistant
High gloss black mirror capsHigh gloss black rear apron
High gloss black side gills with M5 logoIlluminated door handles
Illuminated door sill finishers with M5 designationLED daytime running lights
M rear spoilerM Sport exhaust system
Rain sensor with auto light activation system 

Interior Features

4 zone control automatic air conditioningAdditional 12V sockets in rear centre console, luggage compartment and 1 X double USB adaptor with 2A charging current
Ambient interior lightingAnthracite Velour floor mats
Battery in luggage with jump start facilityBMW Individual headliner anthracite alcantara
Centre console armrest with storage compartmentChild seat ISOFIX attachment with rear outer seats inlcude top tether
Cup holders (2 front and 2 rear)Driver and front passenger lumbar support
Electric adjustable steering columnElectric seat adjustment with memory
Front and rear side armrest integrated into door trimFront footwell lights
Front reading lightsGearshift paddles
Lockable glove compartment with lightM leather steering wheel
M multifunctional sport seats driver and front passenger with comfort electric height adjust headrests and illuminated M5 logo headrestsM5 competition designation to black boot lid
Multi-function controls for steering wheelRear centre armrest
Rear footwell lightsRear headrests


Connected package professional - M5Driving assistant pack - M5


ABS/EBDAuto hold function
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)Brake assist function
Brake energy regenerationCBC - (Cornering brake control)
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off and interior lightingDeformation zones - front and rear with door reinforcements and bumpers up to 2.5 mph
Driver/front passenger side airbagsDriver/Passenger airbags (Impact dependent)
DSC - Dynamic Stability ControlDynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake
Front and rear head airbagsFront head restraints with anti-whiplash
Front passenger airbag deactivationHill start assist
M SeatbeltsMotor Slip Regulation (MSR) - Engine Drag Torque Control
Seat belts front inertia reel with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner, belt force limiter and belt restrainerSide impact protection
Three inertia reel rear seatbeltsTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit


Automatic drive away locking facilityComfort access system with smart opener
Engine immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central lockingRemote control Thatcham category 1 alarm


Adaptive drive with variable damper controlAnti roll bar front and rear
Digital motor electronics (DME)Double wishbone front axle
Eight speed M Steptronic sport transmission with drivelogic and gearshift paddle switches on steering wheelEngine cover with M designation
Enhanced and lowered chassis with improved driving dynamicsHigh precision injection
Integral rear axlePetrol Particulate Filter
Rear biased M specific xDrive setupVALVETRONIC with Double VANOS


Tyre mobility system
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)241Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb252WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max255
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min251WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max239
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min235WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max214
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min211WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max398
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min396WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max250
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min244 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC4395Compression Ratio10.0:1
Cylinder LayoutV8Cylinders8
Cylinders - Bore (mm)89Cylinders - Stroke (mm)88.3
Engine CodeS63B44T4Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTWIN TURBOGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves32TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)26.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)32.4EC Urban (mpg)19.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb11.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max11.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min11WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High10.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max10.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min10.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High9.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max9.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min9.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low17.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max17.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min17.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium10.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max11
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min10.7WLTP - MPG - Comb25.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max25.2WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min25.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High27.2WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max26.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min27.4WLTP - MPG - High30.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max30.1WLTP - MPG - High - Min30.4
WLTP - MPG - Low16.1WLTP - MPG - Low - Max16.1
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min16.2WLTP - MPG - Medium26.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max25.7WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min26.4


Badge Engine CC4.4Badge Power625
Coin SeriesM5 CompetitionInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0750E
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)3.4Engine Power - BHP625
Engine Power - KW460Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT553
Engine Torque - MKG76.5Engine Torque - NM750
Engine Torque - RPM1800Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front275/35 R20
Tyre Size Rear285/35 R20Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleY SPOKE - 789 MWheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2126 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)68Gross Vehicle Weight2440
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)530Max. Loading Weight565
Max. Roof Load100Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1875
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW M5 Competition

BMW's M5 Competition model defines what a super saloon should be. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

BMW's M5 is the yardstick against which all serious performance saloons are judged, a car that in sixth 'F90' generation form gets all-wheel drive for the first time. The company insists that the bespoke 'M xDrive' set-up is compatible with its brand values: it's certainly needed to control the prodigious output of this model's refettled 600hp 4.4-litre V8. A trick rear diff gets the power to the tarmac, there's an uprated auto gearbox and a myriad of drive mode settings to make this the most configurable performance car on the planet. Plus this 'Competition'-spec model gets all the things you'd have ideally have wanted to add to the standard version. Munich, it seems, has thought of almost everything.


BMW invented the executive super saloon with their M5 and though Audi's RS6 and AMG versions of Mercedes' E-Class have offered stiff competition in recent years, for many, this remains the definitive motorsport-bred business blaster. Time to rate this 'F90'-series sixth generation version. From the outset in 1984, this model line was all about straight six power, normal aspiration and rear wheel drive but over the years, all these original staples have evolved as BMW seeks to reinterpret what the ultimate super saloon should be. A V8 engine arrived for the 'E39' third generation version in 1998. And turbocharging was adopted for this current car's fifth generation 'F10'-series predecessor in 2011. Now at last, we've got 4WD too, though BMW reassures us that you can turn it off if you want and slide the back around. Which is nice... The main reason all-wheel drive traction is needed lies with the news that engine output from the twin turbo V8 unit that's carried over here has now reached 625hp in this 'Competition' guise - 64hp more than before. We're here to put it all to the test - and enjoy a fresh chapter in the history of one of our favourite high performance standard-setters.

Driving Experience

We've tested every generation of M5 over the last thirty five years - but nothing quite like this sixth 'F90'-series incarnation. The big news this time round is the addition of 4WD to the package, an M xDrive system incorporated in such a way as to only activate additional drive to the front wheels in extremis, so keeping this BMW's essentially rear-driven character. There's a selectable track-orientated 2WD-only driving mode if you really want to throw the back around. Power is provided by the most potent engine ever devised by BMW's high performance M division, a revised version of the 4.4-litre V8 unit used by the previous 'F10'-series model. In standard form, thanks to a sharper set of twin turbos, a new cooling system, a revised exhaust and higher injection pressures, it puts out 600hp - 40hp more than before - but that figure has been uprated to 625hp in the case of the uprated 'Competition' variant, the only one now on offer. This powerplant doesn't quite have the thundery bluster of the AMG V8 used in this M5's Mercedes E 63 arch-rival, even if the optional M Sport-tuned tail pipes are fitted. But its output is now certainly a match for that Stuttgart saloon, as are the performance figures, which see 62mph from rest taking just 3.3s in this Competition model en route to a top speed that when de-restricted will take you to 190mph. That's Ferrari-fast. But of course a two-tonne super saloon isn't going to change direction with the agility of that Maranello model. Or so you'd think. Actually, the M5 does an astonishingly good job of disguising all that bulk, aided hugely by the Active M differential that varies torque across the M-specific back axle. And by the extent to which you can set the car up to your exact driving preferences via short-cut buttons and an 'M-configuration' that allows you to alter stability settings, engine response, suspension and steering feel and timings for the torque-converter 8-speed 'M Steptronic' auto transmission that's been introduced this time round.

Design and Build

You'd have to know your BMWs to recognise this one's exalted status. The wheel arches are gently teased over M Double-spoke 20-inch alloys, through which you glimpse the high performance braking system. In addition, there are M-specific mirrors and M5-branded side gills - but that's about it for the model-specific changes. Unless you happen to be admiring the car from an upper window. Then you'll be able to take in the lovely 'CFRP' 'CarbonFibre Reinforced Pastic' roof. It says a lot about the quality of the seventh generation 'G30' BMW 5 Series that it's only taken a bit of fairly minor fettling to make this cabin feel entirely appropriate to a car with a six-figure price tag. And to a supersonic saloon with Ferrari levels of performance. The primary contributor to that lies with the M multifunctional sports seats, which grip you tightly, use soft fine grain Merino leather and feature an 'M5' logo beneath the headrest. You also get a red starter button and anthracite-coloured alcantara headlining. And the main controls are nicely finished - the bespoke red-striped stick you get for the new eight-speed M Stepronic auto gearbox and the thick three-spoke M leather steering wheel with its important two red Memory-setting buttons you'll want to programme to your preferences at the earliest opportunity. Through it, you view an M-branded set of graphics in the standard 'Digital Cockpit' instrument binnacle screen. In the rear, there's a fraction less space than you'd get in a rival E 63, but the difference isn't very great. Out back, there's a decent-sized 530-litre boot.

Market and Model

Pricing's taken quite a leap for this sixth generation model, which now lists at around £95,000 in this 625hp Competition form. Back in 2011, the previous 'F10'-series rear-driven MK5 version launched at around £70,000, but of course this time round, you get AWD, more power and more kit. In case you were wondering, there's only a saloon body style on offer; some previous generation M5s have also been available in 'Touring' estate guise. BMW says it's looked at that for this 'F90'-series car, but because the rear axle and wheel travel is quite different on a 5 Series wagon, quite a lot of redevelopment would be needed. It'd be a great car though. Few commentators have questioned this car's value proposition, but we're going to by pointing out that the asking price here is almost double what you'd pay for the top model in the conventional 5 Series range, a 540i xDrive M Sport. That variant may only put out 340hp, but it still has AWD and is less than a second and a half slower from rest to 62mph. Visually, it doesn't look much different. And you can get it as an estate..

Cost of Ownership

BMW's quick to tell us that the kerb weight of this sixth generation 'F90'-series M5 has dropped by 15kgs over the previous model, but not so keen to remind us that this car still weighs the best part of two tonnes, despite its 'cluster architecture' underpinnings and composite carbonfibre-style roof. Still, delivering 4WD and a lot more equipment this time round without any really significant drop in fuel economy or CO2 returns has to be seen as something of a result. Let's get to the figures, though of course they're pretty irrelevant because if you were to regularly replicate them, we'd have to wonder why you bothered buying an M5 in the first place. It's interesting though, to see how this car fares in comparison to the figures you'd get with its closest competitor, the Mercedes-AMG E 63, which, for reference, are 26.2mpg on the combined cycle and 245g/km of CO2. Check out BMW's stats in Competition form and you'll find that this 'F90'-series M5 slightly shades its arch-rival; we're talking 25.7mpg on the combined cycle (it was 28.5mpg with the previous 'F10'-series V8 model) and the CO2 reading is 251g/km (previously 232g/km).


With this 'F90'-series model, the development team has proved that an AWD M5 can still retain a rear-driven, enthusiast-orientated character. And delivered a super saloon that's as happy collecting your dry cleaning as it is on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. If you are on a circuit, it's good that you don't have to have all-wheel traction unless you want it, but unless you're an expert or intent on showing off, we're guessing you'll really value that extra tractional help in extremis. And on a wet, icy morning, it'll give you the small but crucial extra dose of confidence that'll allow you to enjoy this car even more. This would be our fast four-door of choice if money were no object - and, we suspect, probably yours too. We wish it wasn't so expensive, but it's more engaging than its predecessor and more real-world usable too. In short, this car is, more than ever, everything an M5 should be.


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** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£999
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate2%
Cash price£100,025
Arnold Clark deposit£19,306.54
Credit amount£75,718.46
Guaranteed future value£37,505.53
Total amount payable£108,765.07
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge21.25p per mile
Representative APR3.9%
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