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2018 BMW M5 Competition details leaked

By Chris Thompson, 03 May 2018 News

2018 BMW M5 Competition details leaked news

BMW’s German website appears to confirm specs for sharper M5

A post by an Australian user on the Bimmerpost forum has leaked specifications and pricing for the next BMW M5 Competition.

In an additional twist of luck, BMW’s German website appears to confirm the specifications.

The forum user says they have one on order and received details from a dealer for the more focused M5, which will feature a power increase of 19kW for its twin-turbo V8 and shave a tenth from its 0-100km/h sprint.

The 460kW sedan will also hit 200km/h in just 10.8 seconds according to the user, another stat backed up by the BMW Germany website.

Its exhaust is set to be replaced with a louder, more aggressive M Sport version, and suspension will be lower and firmer, naturally.

The price this user was given is “to the dollar” at $229,000 in Australia before on-road costs, which they rightly point out is a very similar price compared to the previous generation’s $230,615.

Additionally, the post said a BMW insider revealed the official date for the unveiling of the BMW M5 is to be May 8, next Tuesday at time of writing.

This is now the second time this year the details for one of BMW’s Competition models have leaked ahead of the official reveal, with BMW’s Australian website having accidentally published a page dedicated to the M2 Competition a few days early.

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Given that, it’s safe to expect a big announcement from BMW early next week.

MOTOR contacted BMW Australia for comment, and while a spokesperson said the BMW M5 Competition is currently in development, the local arm can’t confirm an announcement date or arrival yet.

Stay tuned.