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M5 Competition. What competition is that for? Mostly it competes against the Mercedes-AMG E63 S. Both are colossally powerful V8 turbo saloons with mostly four-wheel drive but a RWD mode for when you just don’t like your rear tyres any more. Anyway, despite the name, it isn’t really for competition as in motorsport. Too heavy and complicated. But why did they choose the name? Well, Competition versions of the BMW M cars are like the standard single-digit vehicles, but with a bit more of an edge to them. You’ll have recently seen our piece on the ruddy brilliant M2 Competition. That car entirely replaces the regular M2. Whereas the M5 Competition sits above the regular M5, which continues on sale.