BMW Group South Africa has revealed local pricing for its refreshed M5 Competition, which is scheduled to arrive in the final quarter of 2020.

As with the pre-facelift model, there are no plans to offer the non-Competition variant in South Africa.

So, how much are you looking at for the updated M5 Competition? Well, local pricing will start at R2 202 960, which makes it around R85 000 more expensive than the outgoing version.

Standard features include the M Driver’s Package, Y-spoke 20-inch alloys, a carbon engine cover, a glass sunroof, BMW Laserlight headlamps, an M Sport exhaust system, four-zone climate control, front seat ventilation and BMW Individual’s high-gloss Shadow Line kit “with extended content”.

Of course, the Munich-based firm also offers all manner of options for the super-sedan, such as carbon-ceramic brakes (R128 200), a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system (R54 500), active cruise control with a stop and go function (R20 900) and a massage function for the front seats (R16 500).

As a reminder, the updated M5 Competition again employs a twin-turbo 4,4‑litre V8 engine, sending an unchanged 460 kW and 750 N.m to all four corners via an eight‑speed automatic transmission. As you’d expect, it’s just as quick as before, hitting 100 km/h from standstill in a claimed 3,3 seconds and reaching the 200 km/h mark in a claimed 10,8 seconds. Thanks to the fitment of the M Driver’s Package, top speed is still a heady 305 km/h.

So, what’s new? Well, the facelifted M5 Competition gains new shock absorbers from the M8 Gran Coupé as well as a “retuned chassis”, resulting in what the Munich-based firm describes as “even better driveability and handling at the limit, combined with superior comfort levels”. The M5 Competition now sits seven mm lower than the standard M5 and includes what BMW calls “other well-conceived tweaks to the suspension and springs”.

Inside, you’ll find an upsized 12,3-inch central display and BMW’s latest two-button operating concept, again courtesy of the M8. The “M Mode” button lets the driver toggle between the “road” and “sport” settings, while the “Setup” button takes them straight to the central display’s menu, where it is possible to select an individual configuration for the powertrain and chassis options.


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