Many people would be more than happy to park even the standard BMW 520i in their garages, but for those hard to please, the M5 should tick all the right boxes. Still not enough? Enter M5 Competition. As it turns out, it looks like there are even more ways to spice up the midsize luxury sedan from Bavaria, such as painting the body in a look-at-me Austin Yellow Metallic shade from the BMW Individual catalog.
Gallery: BMW M5 Competition Austin Yellow
Currently residing at the famous BMW Abu Dhabi Motors dealership in the UAE, the fully loaded M5 Competition is equipped with a couple of aftermarket goodies. A carbon fiber rear wing from AC Schnitzer has been installed on the trunk lid for a greater visual impact and probably some aero gains. The upper section has a bare carbon fiber look while the end plates, the base, and the lower section are painted to match the body.
The menacing quad exhaust tips are still there, but these now belong to a custom Akrapovic system with carbon finishers flanking the diffuser. The soundtrack generated by the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine is probably even more alluring than the one delivered by the standard setup, which we all know is far from being bland.
Visual upgrades aside, let’s keep in mind the newly launched Competition is the most hardcore M5 ever built by BMW. With 617 horsepower on tap, it’s also the most powerful road car ever produced by the Bavarians, eclipsing even the mighty V12-engined M760i. Getting behind the wheel is not exactly cheap, with the model carrying a starting price of $110,000, and that’s before you add a BMW Individual paint such as this striking yellow hue.
Source: BMW Abu Dhabi Motors / Facebook