Australia is the latest market to receive the gorgeous new 2019 BMW M2 and M5, both models arriving locally with the Competition Package.
Each one comes with its own choices in terms of design and interior highlights. What is also interesting, according to Aussie magazine PerformanceDrive, the BMW M5 Competition is the most powerful M5 ever built.
Compared to the standard models, the Competition package brings forward more M goodies on the outside and inside, while under hood, the engine has received a power boost as well.
Already for sale in Australia, the 2019 BMW M2 Competition is available with an entry-level variant called the Pure ($99,900) and adds up the top of the line Competition ($104,900). As for the new M5 Competition, this one comes just in one version, and is priced at $229,900.
But what does each model bring fresh compared to the standard ones?
We`ll start with the 2019 BMW M2 Competition, which is offered with the Pure entry-level and top variant not-Pure one. It rather wears the same styling bits as the standard model, yet it features updated front and rear bumpers and new wheels.
On the other side, the non-Pure variant is even more tweaked with one-off 19-inch alloy wheels wrapping 245/35 and 265/35 Michelin Super Sport tires, along with black front grilles and window trimmings, updated suspension system, or 12-speaker Harman/Kardon high-performance sound system inside the cabin.
In the engine department, both variants of the M2 Competition come with same S55 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine borrowed from the M4, now developing 302 kW and 550 Nm of torque. This allows a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h 4.4 seconds if hooked to the standard six-speed manual, and 4.2 seconds with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Moving to the 2019 BMW M5 Competition, this is highlighted by the same black exterior accents, along with new suspension system which lowers the car`s ride height by 7 mm. There is also the new set of springs that are 10 percent stiffer, adding adaptive dampers which provide better stance and grip. The model also got the 20-inch forged alloy wheels, wrapped in 275/35 and 285/35, front and rear, respectively.
The BMW M5 Competition also comes as the most powerful M model ever built. The car features a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, with 460 kW and massive 750 Nm of torque, paired to an eight-speed automatic with switchable all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is also covered in a mind-blowing 3.3 seconds.