Survival of the fittest: The super saloons

Has BMW really improved the M5 with the faster and even more driver-focused Competition version? Matt Robinson investigates

26th August, 2018
The BMW M5 Competition M DCT. BMW expects take-up to be 50:50 with the regular mode

BMW’s new policy to turn the Competition badge into a series of standalone, more focused models of M cars that sit above their regular brethren gathers pace with the M5 Competition. It takes the sixth iteration of BMW’s legendary super saloon (which already has a 600hp engine, M xDrive all-wheel drive and a fast-acting, eight-speed automatic gearbox to deliver a barely believable 0-100km/h time of 3.4 seconds) and attempts to deliver something a little more...

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