The 2021 BMW M5 Competition is, simply put, one of the fastest cars we’ve ever driven. Not just one of the fastest sedans, either – this thing is up there with McLaren, Ferrari, and Porsche in terms of straight-line speed. And the numbers support it: 60 miles per hour happens in 3.1 seconds, 124 mph happens in 10.8 seconds, and flat out, the M5 Comp will hit about 190 mph – and that’s with electronic limiters. It’s absurd.
The secret to that extraordinary oomph is what’s hiding under the hood: BMW’s very good twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8. That same engine adorns other models like M8 Competition and X5 M Competition – two vehicles we’ve praised extensively for their abilities off the line – but the M5 Competition is easily our favorite of the bunch.
Not only is the M5 ridiculously quick, but it’s also refined, loaded with tech, and handsome comparatively. Thankfully, BMW decided against the awkward vertical grilles of the new M3 and M4 (even though this schnozz does grow slightly compared to last year). The company does ask quite a lot for its fastest sedan – $111,100 to start – but that feels like a small price to pay for a car this good. For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.