Miles gets behind the wheel of the 2021 BMW M5 Competition to see whether the German super sedan is still the king of executive speed. With updated exterior styling, a new 12.3-inch infotainment running the latest iDrive system, a revised suspension focused on smoothness, and tweaked drive mode dynamics, the latest M5 aims to outgun its closest rivals, including the Mercedes-AMG E63 S sedan, Porsche Panamera Turbo S, and Audi RS7.

The M5’s Competition package goes a step further to improve the soundtrack via a sports exhaust system, sharpen handling with additional tuning, and heighten the thrill with 17 additional horsepower for a total of 617. Though traditionally a subtle sport sedan, this particular tester is clad in striking Voodoo Blue paint matched with gold carbon ceramic brakes. Dive into this in-depth review to learn more about the 2021 BMW M5 Competition.


Price (as tested) 💲: $141,045

Powertrain ⚙️: 4.4L Twin-turbocharged V8

Output 💪: 617 hp and 553 lb/ft of torque

Transmission 🕹: 8-speed automatic

0-60 MPH 🚦: 3.1 seconds

Top Speed 💥: 189 mph

MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 15 city/ 21 highway/ 17 combined

Curb weight ⚖️: 4,345 lbs