2014 BMW M5 Debuts With New 575-HP Competition Package
- The 2014 BMW M5 gets revved up with an optional 575-horsepower Competition package that targets the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG sedan.
- The 2014 BMW M5 with the Competition package offers a 15-hp boost over the base model.
- In addition to the power upgrade, the Competition package also offers suspension enhancements, including new coil springs and damper calibrations, along with anti-sway bars.
The 2014 BMW M5 goes on sale in July. Pricing has not been announced. The 2013 BMW M5 starts at $92,425, including a $925 destination charge and a $1,300 gas-guzzler tax.
The 2014 BMW M5 with the Competition package offers a 15-hp boost over the base model. In comparison, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG delivers 577 hp.
The base 2014 BMW M5, which gets minor tweaks for the new model year, is equipped with a 560-hp twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine linked to a standard seven-speed automatic transmission or optional six-speed manual transmission.
In addition to the power upgrade, the BMW M5 Competition package also offers suspension enhancements, including new coil springs and damper calibrations, along with anti-sway bars. Other additions include unique 20-inch M light-alloy wheels and a sport exhaust system featuring M quad tailpipes finished in black chrome.
All M5s come with an active differential on the rear axle that gets a unique setting with the Competition package. BMW said the optional package improves traction.
BMW of North America said the Competition package will also be an option on the M6 coupe, convertible and Grand Coupe models.
The 2014 BMW M5 gets new exterior colors, including Pyrite Brown Metallic and Frozen Blue Metallic. The M5 also gets optional adaptive LED headlights for the new model year.
Edmunds says: BMW M's hot-rod sedan gets even hotter, courtesy of a new Competition package.