Since 1984, the BMW M5 has occupied the halo position as the most potent 5-Series offered by the Bavarian automaker. The first M5 was born when BMW took their E28 535i and shoehorned the engine from the legendary M1 into it. Since then, there’s been an M5 for every 5-Series produced, including the current G30 generation. This 2019 BMW M5 Competition is one of those super-sedans and it’s up for sale with 29,500 miles on the clock. Do you want a speedy executive express that can do the regular school, work and errand runs, while still putting a smile on your face, carving up canyon corners at will, and thrilling at the track? Here’s the ticket!
This 2019 BMW M5 Competition wears a reportedly rare BMW color known as Frozen Dark Metallic, which is a lovely, restrained shade as can be seen in the photos, and is actually quite striking in person. The 20-inch M-Style wheels add to the sporty mien, and the quad tailpipes out rear are an M5 signature trademark. You can find a smattering of M5 badges on the car, including the Competition badge that signifies this is the hardcore version of an already hardcore car. However, when you open the door and enter the Aragon Brown extended leather interior, there are few cues to this car’s supercar-worrying persona. It’s a regular 5-Series interior, with comfortable seats that are sportily bolstered electrically adjustable memory units at the front, heated at the front and rear, quad-zone climate control, Harman/Kardon premium sound system, Executive Package, M Drivers Package, rear view camera, digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment system with BMW iDrive, multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters, cruise control and everything else you can think of in a modern executive car. Of course, the M5 door sill plates and M5 logos on the seat backs remind everyone that this isn’t a base 5-Series.
The M5 has always packed an epic engine, and this 2019 BMW M5 Competition has the automaker’s S63 twin-turbocharged V8 that displaces 4.4 liters and is rated for 617hp and 553lb-ft. All this is sent to all four wheels via a sturdy 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. This is the first M5 that is all wheel drive, although there is a power bias towards the rear for sportier driving. Large, ventilated disc brakes on all wheels ensure ample stopping power. The headline figures are zero to sixty in a scarcely believable 3.1 seconds under ideal conditions, and since this car is equipped with the M Driver’s Package, the top speed is electronically capped at 190mph.
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