The BMW M5 lineup will grow for the 2019 model year to include a more capable M5 Competition model with additional power and handling improvements.

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Compared to the base M5, the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine gets an additional 17 horsepower to push output to 617. 

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BMW says the M5 Competition will hit 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. The standard M5 does it in 3.2 seconds.

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Torque stays steady at 553 pound-feet, but is available during a slightly wide range from 1,800 to 5,860 rpm.

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The most significant changes occur with the M5 Competition's suspension. Specific adaptive damper tuning, 10-percent stiffer springs and a slightly lower ride height are featured on the Competition. 

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The Competition also rides on 20-inch forged wheels wrapped with Pirelli P Zero tires.

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Visually, the M5 Competition sets itself apart from the base M5 with additional black trim for the grille, side gills, mirror caps and badges on the outside. 

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For the cabin, an M Competition graphic is featured on the cluster at start-up, M seat belts and M5 logo floor mats are added. 

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Like the rest of the 5 Series family, an intuitive BMW iDrive 6 system handles infotainment with standard navigation, 16-speaker audio and Apple CarPlay capabilities. Sadly, BMW still doesn't support Android Auto.

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The 2019 BMW M5 Competition will hit showrooms in September with a $111,995 base price, which includes $995 destination and $1,000 gas guzzler tax.

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