Frankfurt Motor Show LIVE: BMW M5 image

Alongside the 5 Series line-up refreshment, BMW has also presented at the 2013 IAA the redesigned top of the class M5.

As we only have a small refreshment, the design is undergoing fine tuning, along with other technical improvements. New to the game is the optional Competition Package, but BMW also brings a host of new equipment features and a further extended range of BMW ConnectedDrive features.

The BMW M5 is driven by a 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and peak output of 412 kW/560 hp. In combination with the seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission, the Active M Differential at the rear axle and model-specific suspension technology this high-revving power unit guarantees outstanding dynamic driving performance.

But, for those hungry for more, we have now the Competition Package, specifically devised to boost the handling properties of the BMW M5 – the output of the V8 is raised by 11 kW to 423 kW/575 hp. In addition, the newly developed M carbon ceramic brakes have been available as an option since March 2013.