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Engine: 4.4-liter Twin-Turbocharged V8
0-62: 4.1 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch, 6-speed manual
Torque: 500 lb-ft
The new 560-horsepower M5 was officially a 2013, so it’s a little surprising that it and the M6, can be ordered with a Competition Package after just one model year. The changes don’t stop there as it undergoes the same revisions made to the normal 5-Series for 2014. These include a slightly tweaked front and rear styling and a touchpad on the iDrive control knob capable of deciphering finger-drawn characters. As we mentioned, the Competition Package can be ordered for both the 2014 M5 and M6.
A boost in, well, boost, raises output by 15 for a total of 575. Buyers will also get distinct wheels, new coil springs and anti-sway bars, recalibrated dampers and a reduced steering ratio.
The car sits 0.4 of an inch closer to the ground, and a modified exhaust seems as if it was designed to trigger goose bumps with its sound. The optional six-speed manual is still a U.S.A.-exclusive. It all appears to address issues some have found with the new M5, an incredibly fast technological marvel that may have lost some of the interaction between man and machine in its latest transformation.
Article from the 2014 Exotic Car Buyer’s Guide