2014 BMW M5 and BMW M6 Competition Package Unveiled

As expected BMW has announced plans for a new Competition Package for the 2014 BMW M5 and M6 models.

2014 BMW M5 and M6 Competition Package


As expected BMW has announced plans for a new Competition Package for the 2014 BMW M5 and M6 models. The Competition Package boosts the 4.4-liter V-8’s output by 15 hp 575 hp. At the same time, the package includes an extensively tuned the chassis set-up. Along with new coil springs and damper calibrations, anti-sway bars have also been stiffened. For the BMW M5, these adjustments have resulted in a lowering of the car by around 10 millimeters. The potential inherent in the rear axle design – based on the race-derived principle of the rear axle subframe being rigidly bolted to the body – and the even more precisely calibrated bushings for the front axle are exploited with the Competition Package.
2014 BMW M5 and M6 Competition Package

On all models except M6 Convertible, 0.1 seconds are shaved from the 0-62 mph sprint time and 0.2 seconds from the 0-124 mph sprint. The Active M Differential on the final drive – standard on all M5 and M6 models – receives a unique tune with the Competition Package, which results in further-improved traction. The new rack-and-pinion steering with the M-specific Servotronic variable assist function, moreover, has more-direct programming to enable firm and secure contact with the road while further increasing the agility of the vehicle during cornering.

2014 BMW M5 and M6 Competition Package

Beyond these enhancements, the M chassis control system has been adapted to the Competition Package suspension profile. With the Competition Package, the M Dynamic Mode (MDM) of DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) is re-mapped for even sportier handling characteristics and higher thresholds of intervention. The Competition Package additionally includes unique 20-inch M light-alloy wheels along with a sport exhaust system featuring M quad tailpipes finished in Black Chrome that lend an unmistakable look and the sound to the car. Pricing will be announced closer to the August on-sale date.