BMW M5 Competition

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  1. Johnny Grabble
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    As soon as they launch the M5, the Competition version appears straight after it seems. I was at the BTCC at Oulton Park today and the BMW stand had one on show. Pictures below. According to the chap with whom I spoke, these are not in any showroom in the UK just yet. Arrives in August. It has an extra 25bhp (in case 600-ish is not enough, I assume), is lowered 7mm with stiffer springs, more negative camber at the front for sharper turn-in and has a few other refinements. £96k, a little beyond my budget. Nice wheels though.

    It would have been rude not to take a few photos, so of course, I did.

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    Oh if only they did a touring !

    Kindest Regards
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    (and if only I could afford it !)
     
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    Yer agree, they are nice wheels. The cockpit colour scheme is also very nice.
     
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    When I read the thread title I thought JG had posted some info on a competition to win a M5:oops:. I must be more tired than I thought!!
     
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    Very nice indeed.
     
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    Those wheels don't look suitable for our roads.....!
     
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  7. Merc? No. BM!
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    What sort of driver would choose a Competition model over a 'normal' M5?

    And don't say "a rich one"... :D

    Is it designed for racing?
     
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    As a yank once said to me with his massively slow 6 litre pick up truck.
    You just never know how many horses you're gonna need....!!
    And if you pull up next to a regular M5 you can feel more smug....
    I'm with you... I don't know...
     
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    The first deep pothole and that would curtains. :whistle:
     
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    I agree with @a.s.uk about the wheels on our 'washboard' roads, and that engine bay looks like the stuff of nightmares for mechanics technicians. :eek:
     
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    Like it, it's not just extra power that you get though.

    How much of it you would differentiate between this and a standard M5 I'm not so sure...

    cheers
     
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    Probably to be exclusive as only the riff-raff could afford the 'basic' M5 :p:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Not sure it makes it exclusive. :) Adding the word "competition" to the rear badge is just boy racer 'bait' isn't it? :D

    Peter
     
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    275/35/20 if I'm seeing correctly, not too bad, I have 285/30/21 on the rear of mine and they are quite comfy, different car obviously.
     
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    Once the warranty is over John.... If you need to go in there you could be in big trouble... And financially.....what a risk..5 year old and plus......
    Or maybe it's just a sh1t load of plastic covering a Nissan micra 1.0 litre engine from the 90's... That we could all have a go at fixing......
    This is gonna need someone with Sean's talents or Bishbosh to take this on whe it's older.... I'm definitely not brave enough...
     
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    Count me out! As nice as it is!
     
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    Could you imagine if it threw a piston etc and a new engine was needed..... You could almost buy a small house in certain areas for the price of that....!!!
    @ed ....I was wondering what the most expensive spare is that you have actually supplied outside of someone's warranty....engine, gearbox, diff etc etc....? I don't mean from an accident perspective.. I mean an actual part failure...

    Please don't tell me it was an N57 engine for a 640d.... !!
     
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    A few thousand £?

    :D
     
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    It will be like any new model though. Give it time and specialists will be able to sort it out. I remember when the V10 was released and thinking the same. Now people do their own rod bearings and engine replacements with ease. There’s a guy in America who can stroke the V10 to 6.0 litres and 800bhp so it will eventually be possible. Always seems daunting at first but people will find a way


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