The refreshed 2014 BMW M5 is expected to arrive on dealer lots later this year, but if an intriguing report from the folks at BMW Blog is 100% accurate, the company will be offering a special package to spice up the M5’s already potent performance figures. That should please buyers that want more fun and performance from their sport sedan purchase, and who feel that 560 horsepower is not quite enough for their performance driving needs.
Known tentatively as the “Competition Package,” M5s equipped with this special equipment suite will receive several unique upgrades including a reworked suspension system to sharpen the car’s handling, a revised exhaust system, and other performance upgrades that allow the 4.4 liter twin turbocharged engine to make a healthy 575 horsepower (a gain of 15 over the standard model’s 560 horses) and should also allow the Competition package equipped M5 to shave a tenth of a second off of its 0 to 60 time while retaining the standard M5’s top speed of 190 mph. This package also allows the M5 to solidly compete with formidable rivals such as the upcoming Audi RS7 which wields 560 horsepower and AWD, and the 577 horsepower Mercedes Benz E63 AMG S sedan. Along with this special package, the 2014 BMW M5 will also feature the same revised exterior styling that will debut on the standard 5 Series sedan, which includes revised front and rear bumpers as well as new lighting components for a sleeker appearance especially at night.
While BMW has so far not released any detailed information that neither confirms nor denies the existence of this performance package, look for more details to be revealed closer to the vehicles official unveiling as well as the package possibly making its way to the M5’s two door siblings the M6 and M6 Gran Coupe which would allow both models to compete against rival two door offerings. Stay tuned to Autosavant for the latest developments as they become available.