BMW M5 and M6 Competition Pack announced

* M5 updated with 5 Series face-lift changes * New Competition Pack hikes power to 567bhp * Most powerful M5 and M6 models on sale now...

BMW M5 and M6 Competition Pack announced

BMW has announced a new Competition Package for its M5 and M6 model lines, which become the most powerful production cars the company has ever made.

The M5 and M6 models with Competition Package are due to arrive in the UK later this year, with power boosted by 15bhp to 567bhp.

This extra power cuts the 0-62mph time to 4.2 seconds for the M5 saloon and M6 Convertible models and 4.1 seconds for the M6 Coupe and Gran Coupe.

BMW has given the standard M5 saloon a face-lift in line with the rest of the 5 Series range, as well as adding M styling features such as the double-spoke grille and steering wheel already seen in the M6.

As well as the power hike, the Competition Package adds Sport suspension settings and steering. It also includes a sports exhaust with black chrome tailpipes, 20-inch alloys and tweaks to the differential to allow more slip before the stability control kicks in.

The Competition Package is a 6700 option, meaning a price tag of 80,205 for the M5, while the upgraded M6 range starts at 100,680 for the Coupe, 103,200 for the Gran Coupe and 105,880 for the Convertible.

The updated BMW M5 saloon, as well as M5 and M6 models with Competition Package, are on sale now, with the first customer deliveries expected from the end of July.

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By Ed Callow