Today, we’re treated to the updated M5. Just like the updated 5 Series, there are new headlights, 3D tail-lights, plenty of M Competition badges, brand new 20-inch wheels, M-specific twin-tailpipes, restyled rear bumpers and a slightly larger kidney grille.
Powering the M5 Competition is the 616-bhp 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 producing. The engine remains largely unchanged, but it does have a new set of dampers borrowed from the M8. The ride height is now lowered between 5mm and 20mm so it stays glued to the corners. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox, but if you want, you can enable ‘drift mode’ and send all power to the rear wheels for some tail-out fun!
Coming to the cockpit, the M5 Competition gets new switches around the gear lever to tune the car’s setup according to the driving conditions. Plus, you get fancy touches like the illuminated M5 logo on the seat’s headrest, a larger infotainment screen and flap-controlled exhaust system to enable the V8 soundtrack. For a stonkingly quick all-wheel drive four-door sedan and a V8 underneath, this will set you back by Rs 1.62 crore, ex-showroom. Isn’t that all you need in a sports sedan?