BMW M is hard at work this year with several models being in the final testing stages or getting ready to be launched. From the M2 Competition to the X3 M and the imminent unveil of the M5 Competition Package, the upcoming M fleet is growing larger than ever.
In this latest Youtube video, we’ve spotted the 2018 BMW M5 Competition which will be launched this Summer. A Competition Package is expected to deliver additional horsepower through an engine remap which will also sharpen the acceleration and driving characteristics.
BMW M boss, Frank van Meel, said last week that the M5 MotoGP Safety Car actually previews what s to come from the more track-ready version of its super sedan.
Furthermore, van Meel added: The data and information gathered with the safety car during its outings on the racetracks of the world are incorporated in the development of the new BMW M5 Competition .
In standard form, the new M5 uses the newest version of BMW s 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Now, it makes 600 hp on the nose and 553 lb-ft of torque. All of that fury is sent through an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic that s been specifically tuned for M5 duty. The Competition Package is expected to deliver additional horsepower.
The video below (starting at around 6 minutes mark) also unveils a slightly different design at the front with a reshaped fascia and headlights that end into the outer edge of the kidney grille.
Let’s have a look.
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