2019 BMW M5 Competition review

The Competition supplants the regular M5 as the quickest and fastest BMW currently on sale. But is there enough comfy ‘velvet glove’ to the daily driving experience to complement the iron-fisted performance?

Restraint. You’d think there mightn’t be much of it in a 1.9-tonne BMW M5 that plies 441kW/750Nm of fire and brimstone at all fours to enable 0–100km/h acceleration in just 3.4 seconds. And that’s the regular version. So it’s fair to presume there’s even less restraint on show once you crank up the heat to 460kW and stick a Competition badge on the boot lid, like some ostentatious middle finger to anything slower to triple figures than just 3.3sec…

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