The performance variant of BMW’s midsize 5 Series, the M5 serves up power and handling that place it firmly in super-sedan territory. You also get a boatload of high-end features and sumptuous furnishings appropriate for a car in this elite class.
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2014 BMW M5 Overview
What's New for 2014
New options include full LED adaptive headlights and carbon ceramic brakes. The big news is the available Competition Package, which adds high-performance running gear worthy of a racetrack.
Choosing Your BMW M5
The M5 comes standard with impressive performance credentials: a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with 560 horsepower, a 7-speed double-clutch automated manual transmission, launch control and an adaptive sport-tuned suspension. Purists can also select a conventional 6-speed manual at no extra cost. Not surprisingly, the M5 is one fast four-door, capable of going from zero to 60 mph in just a hair over 4 seconds.
Since it sits at the top of the 5 Series, the M5 comes loaded with standard equipment that’s optional elsewhere in the lineup. Every example carries 16-speaker Harmon Kardon surround sound, navigation with real-time traffic data, a sunroof, a full-color head-up display, lane departure warning and night vision. You even get a BMW ski bag. The cabin is trimmed in your choice or anthracite or dark wood—or you can opt for red sycamore or piano black trim.
Obviously, the M5 lacks nothing is terms of luxury or performance. Even so, BMW offers a handful of specialty packages:
- Executive: Delivers a supreme level of luxury with features like a power rear sunshade, automatic soft-close doors, a power open/close trunk lid, massaging and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and steering wheel, four-zone climate control and BMW concierge services.
- Driver Assistance Plus: Adds active collision detection and avoidance features, speed limit info, and top- and side-view cameras
- Competition: Boosts the M5’s already stunning performance with 15 extra horsepower, racing-inspired suspension and steering systems, sport-tuned exhaust and performance tires on 20-inch wheels.
Among the handful of individual options are a rear-seat entertainment system and night vision with pedestrian detection.
The new Competition Package puts the M5 among the best-performing midsize sedans in the world—on par with Mercedes-Benz AMG models and the Cadillac's V-Series cars.