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2019 BMW M5 Competition drills out 617 HP for $111k

BMW won us over with the 2018 M5 super sedan. On Tuesday, it hit the gas on a new Competition model for 2019. With the new 5-Series edition, BMW has confirmed a standalone Competition model line, as the 2019 M5 joins the M2 Competition. With slightly more power, specific suspension tune and enhancements, and new engine mounts, the new 2019 M5 Competition...

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Details of the BMW M5 Competition package have leaked

The 2018 BMW M5 has only just arrived, yet some members of the Roundel faithful already want more. That would be more power, more performance, and more ways to spend their money. BMW is happy to deliver and our friends at BMWBlog have likely discovered just how the Bavarian brand will do it by way of an Australian buyer who has already ordered one. The...

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The M5 makes a lot more power than BMW admits

Well, well, well, it seems BMW has underrated its latest M-division product.That is the 2018 BMW M5, and dyno testing shows it's making more power than advertised. BMW says the F90 model produces 600 horsepower and 533 pound-feet of torque. But, when AMS Performance of Illinois strapped the car to its dyno, it made 625 hp and 608 lb-ft of torque at the...

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2018 BMW M5 video road (and track) test

Feel. It's what makes us fall in love. It's what drives our passions. And it's what made auto enthusiasts revere BMW's M cars for years. But even as it got faster around a racetrack, the BMW M5 lost some of its magical feel in its last two generations. The M5 is redesigned once again for 2018, and the feel is back. The F90 is the first M5 to get all-wheel...

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2018 BMW M5 video road (and track) test

Feel. It's what makes us fall in love. It's what drives our passions. And it's what made auto enthusiasts revere BMW's M cars for years. But even as it got faster around a racetrack, the BMW M5 lost some of its magical feel in its last two generations. The M5 is redesigned once again for 2018, and the feel is back. The F90 is the first M5 to get all-wheel...

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2018 BMW M5 video road (and track) test

Feel. It's what makes us fall in love. It's what drives our passions. And it's what made auto enthusiasts revere BMW's M cars for years. But even as it got faster around a racetrack, the BMW M5 lost some of its magical feel in its last two generations. The M5 is redesigned once again for 2018, and the feel is back. The F90 is the first M5 to get all-wheel...

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Get a grip: 2018 BMW M5 rides on specially engineered Pirelli P Zero tires

BMW announced on Tuesday it had smashed the record for the longest-sustained drift of 232.5 miles with the 2018 M5, but a tailored set of rubber helped get the job done with BMW driving instructor Johan Schwartz behind the wheel. The new M5 runs a set of specially engineered Pirelli P Zero 20-inch tires. The M5's 600 horsepower routes through the car's new...

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Driver in BMW M5 sets 232.5-mile record for longest drift

BMW driving instructor Johan Schwartz has set the world record for the longest continuous drift using a 2018 BMW M5. Schwartz's sustained drift measured an impressive 232.5 miles, or 143 miles more than the previous record set in 2014. The latest attempt took place on a wet surface at BMW's performance center in Greer, South Carolina and lasted...

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Learn how BMW re-fueled mid-drift during its Guinness World Record attempt

BMW set out to attempt a Guinness World Record for the longest-distance drift in eight hours, but the task presented a unique challenge. If BMW was to set the record, how would the team refuel the car without stopping? Previous record setters equipped cars with a massive fuel tank, but BMW and Detroit Speed team came up with a different solution: refueling...

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