The BMW M5 Competition Edition has made its debut, sending the F10-generation M5 off ahead of the all-new model’s arrival in 2017.

As its name would suggest, BMW has focused on performance with the M5 Competition Edition. The twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 has had its max boost pressure increased, bringing output to 600 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The M5’s Competition Package is also standard, adding stiffer springs and dampers, a thicker anti-roll bar and an ‘Active M’ differential.

Setting apart the mid-size sedan appearance wise are black 20-inch M Double-spoke wheels and various carbon M Performance parts including a rear spoiler, rear diffuser and mirror caps. The M5 Competition Edition will only be available in two colours, Mineral White and Carbon Black, and will feature an ‘M5 Competition’ badge on the side gills.

Inside occupants will find full Black Merino leather M Sport seats, Opal White contrast stitching, white stitched ‘M5’ headrest badging, carbon trim and an ‘M5 Competition’ badge. Because just 200 units will be made, the interior also boasts a ‘1 of 200’ plaque.

The BMW M5 Competition Edition is on sale now with prices starting from £100,995.

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