With 617 horsepower and 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds, this new 2019 M5 Competition model will renew the fight against its arch rival, the Mercedes-AMG E63 sedan.

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We're not quite sure why BMW is depicting the standard M5 overtaking this new M5 Competition model, either.

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A model-specific switchable exhaust system comes standard with special black finishers on the Competition model.

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Competition-spec gloss-black trim includes highlights on the mirror caps, window surrounds, door handles, grille and front bumper slats.

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Inside, the M5 is as luxurious as ever.

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Standard seats are part of the cabin program, as well as a handful of modest Competition-spec tweaks, including new floor mats, M-stripe seatbelts and gauge cluster graphics.

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In profile, today's M5 looks remarkably restrained, and that's true here of the 2019 Competition model, too.

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Zero to 60 falls in 3.1 seconds and top speed can be let out to 189 mph.

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Model-specific 20-inch Y-spoke alloys will be the easiest way to spot an M5 Competition model on the street.

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Quad exhausts feature black chrome tips, and with active clapper valves, the driver can make the 4.4-liter V8 speak even more authoritatively on demand.

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Keep clicking or scrolling for more images of the 2019 BMW M5 Competition model.

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