German automaker BMW has unveiled the M5 Competition edition, the last M5 from the current generation of the 5 Series ahead of the arrival of the next-gen car in 2017.
Only 200 M5 Competition Edition cars will be made, 100 in black and 100 in white and each car will cost €129,500 (Rs. 95.75 lakhs) a cool €25,200 (Rs. 18.63 lakhs) more than the normal M5.
So what does one get for the extra cash?
Well, for one thing, the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 has gained a few extra horses under the hood. Power has gone up from 552bhp to 592bhp and torque has risen by 19Nm from 681Nm to 700Nm. All this is sent to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox.
The M5 Competition Edition will sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds and the top speed is still electronically limited to 250km/h.
The new limited M5 gets BMW's M Competition Package as standard along with quite a few carbon-fibre parts. These include the spoiler on the boot lid along with the rear diffuser and the mirror caps. Also present is a gloss black grille and jet black alloy wheels.
The interior of the car gets a full Black Merino leather interior with Opal White contrast stitching. Each car will be fitted with the M Performance trim with a special "1/200" engraving, to remind the owners and everyone else who gets in the car, just how special the car is.
The new seventh generation BMW 5 series (G30) is expected to make its debut next year at the Geneva Motor Show.