But are the Competition version’s gains over the regular M5 actually any use? And are they worth paying £6500 for? By Georg Kacher
MARGINAL GAINS. Not the sexiest of concepts – the idea of a little bit here and a little bit there making a significant difference – but it’s worked a treat for all sorts of sporting set-ups, from Team Sky at the Tour de France to Gareth Southgate’s England at the World Cup. But does it work here? Thing is, the current BMW M5 uses a lot of technology to deliver a lot of performance at a high price. It’s a very rewarding, very full-on driving experience. Add a bit more power, tweak the tech and charge more money, and you get the M5 Competition, offered for sale alongside the regular M5. Gains, for sure, but not gamechangers.