2019 BMW M5 Competition Review Podcast

BMW M5 Competition, Family Saloon Supercar Performance

BMW M5 CompetitionBMW has just launched the M5 Competition, which is the premium standalone sports model of the 5 series.

Subtle styling with supercar performance all wrapped up in a family car is the essence of the latest M5. The highly specked Australian version tempts buyers with a level of luxury and comfort similar to the 7 series.

However underneath the slightly muscular exterior beats a thumping 4.4-litre V8 that produces 460kW of power and an amazing 750Nm of torque from as low as 1800rpm. This will rocket the M5 Competition from 0-100kmh in just 3.3 seconds.

On the launch I had the opportunity to test the M5 Competition at Eastern Creek raceway and the result is that if I had a cool $230,000 to spare I would be lining up to place my order.

I loved the fact that you can drive around all day in traffic without fuss, yet access phenomenal performance, ride and handling with the slightest push of the accelerator. If that isn’t enough there are performance and luxury options to individualise your chariot.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.