2022 BMW M5 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2022 BMW M5 Model Overview at Sewickley BMW

BMW M5

Key Features

  • Starting at $103,500 MSRP*
  • Standard 4.4-liter BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V8 engine with 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque (available 617 horsepower with M5 Competition)
  • 8-speed M STEPTRONIC automatic transmission with Drivelogic and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Launch Control
  • Weight-optimized dual exhaust system with M sound control button
  • M xDrive all-wheel-drive system with 2-wheel drive capability
  • Adaptive M Suspension with electronically controlled dampers and M-specific kinematics and elastokinematics
  • Lightweight carbon fiber-reinforce-plastic (CFRP) roof
  • Extended Merino Leather upholstery and Aluminum Carbon Structure interior trim


About the BMW M5

Since its debut over 30 years ago, the BMW M5 has set the standard for the high-performance executive sedan. The newest member of the M5 family is the striking BMW M5 CS which takes performance and exhilaration to the next level. Powered by a 4.4-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 with 627 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, the M5 CS can rocket from 0 to 60 in a blistering 2.9 seconds. At first glance, the BMW M5 offers an instantly recognizable exterior appearance that hints at the pulse-pounding thrills which lie beneath the hood. Functional aerodynamics keep the M5 planted firmly to the road surface at high speeds. Inside the M5, each aspect of the interior is carefully centered around the driver for maximized ergonomics and support while cornering. It’s now your turn to write the next chapter in the storied legacy of the iconic BMW M5.


What the Critics Say

The 2022 BMW M5 isn’t a subdued sedan. It’s an endless thrill ride on four wheels. Based on the regular BMW 5-series and amplified by the brand’s M division, this four-door phenom features a twin-turbo V-8 that makes up to 627 horsepower and pushes the M5 to achieve heroic acceleration numbers.” — Car and Driver

So is the BMW fun on track? Yes, in a mildly silly, tiger-shark-out-of-water fashion. But it’s twice as fun on the street, where the M5 Competition underscores its Autobahn-style ferocity and magisterial handling.” — Autoblog


What’s New for 2022

The biggest update to the iconic BMW M5 for the 2022 model year is the arrival of a limited-edition M5 CS high-performance model. As the most powerful production vehicle in the storied history of the BMW brand, the CS boasts a significant 230-pound lower curb weight along with a specially tuned version of the twin-turbo V8 producing 627 horsepower. Other exclusive features of the M5 CS include lightweight M carbon-fiber front, bronze-colored 20-inch wheels, and exclusive Frozen Brands Hatch grey metallic and Frozen Deep green metallic exterior color choices.


 BMW M5 Features

BMW M5 TwinPower Engine

Potent Performance

True to its sporting heritage, the BMW M5 comes standard with a muscular 4.4-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 with 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Packing more of a punch with 17 additional horsepower compared to the standard M5, the M5 Competition can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of an astounding 190 MPH** (when equipped with performance tires and increased top-speed limiter). For the ultimate M5 experience, the exclusive M5 CS comes standard with 627 horsepower along with a 230-pound lower curb weight. It’s also the most powerful BMW production vehicle ever made. Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters give drivers complete control of its standard 8-speed M steptronic automatic transmission with Drivelogic. A quick jab of the throttle rewards you with a deep, pronounced burble from the M Sport exhaust system with M sound control button. Keeping the M5 firmly planted in the corners is an Adaptive M Suspension with electronically controlled dampers. The standard M xDrive all-wheel-drive system with 2-wheel drive capability and Active M Differential ensures the immense power translates seamlessly to the road surface.

BMW M5 Styling

Track-Inspired Styling

Seductive exterior styling provides the perfect complement to the tremendous performance of the BMW M5. Far from just a pretty face, a weight-optimized exhaust system with quad tailpipes, a subtle M rear spoiler, and an M rear apron with diffuser offer aerodynamic functionality for improved handling. Unique to the M5 Competition are black design elements, including the kidney grille, mirror caps, side gills, and tailpipes. Icon Adaptive Full LED Headlights with automatic high beams provide crisp illumination and superior visibility. You’ll have your choice of a selection of non-metallic or Metallic paints to help reflect your personal style. Optional 20-inch Y Spoke Bicolor forged light alloy wheels give this executive sports sedan a confident stance.

BMW M5 Interior

Bespoke Interior

Every aspect of the interior of the BMW M5 is centered around the driving experience. Optional 20-way power M multi-function driver’s and front passenger’s seats offer adjustability for shoulder and thigh support to keep you securely positioned at high speeds. Audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth® wireless communication controls are perfectly placed on the 3-spoke leather-wrapped M sport steering wheel. An M-specific Head-up Display lets you monitor critical performance data without taking your eyes off the road. A BMW Navigation system with 10.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen, M-specific 12.3-inch Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster, iDrive 7.0 system with touchscreen and Gesture Control help illustrate the cutting-edge technology found inside the BMW M5.

BMW M5 and M5 Competition

What is the Difference Between the BMW M5 and M5 Competition?

When it comes to the BMW M5, one of the most common questions we’re asked by drivers is what is the difference between the M5 and the M5 Competition? If you’re torn between these two impressive sports sedans, Sewickley BMW is here to help clear up the confusion and help you make an informed decision.

Looking first at pricing, the M5 Competition has an MSRP that’s $7,600 higher than the standard M5. For this extra cash, you’ll receive an array of enhanced performance features on the M5 Competition. Under the hood lies the same 4.4-liter BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V8. The key difference being that this variant produces 17 more horsepower and reduces the 0 to 60 time by 0.1 seconds. Your ears will be able to tell the difference as well thanks to a specially-tuned sport exhaust on the M5 Competition.

Other differences include a modified suspension that’s been lowered by 0.3 inches on M5 Competition models. This suspension features a stiffer anti-roll bar, revised spring and damper tuning, and more front camber. While standard M5 models receive rubber bushings in the rear, the M5 Competition gets solid ball joints and firmer engine mounts.

Inside the cabin of the M5 competition, drivers will receive model-specific floor mats, seatbelts, and a TFT screen in the gauge cluster. Exterior upgrades to the M5 Competition are gloss-black trim elements and exclusive 20-inch forged aluminum wheels.


Trims & Specs

BMW M5

M5

  • Starting at $103,500 MSRP*
  • 4.4-liter BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V8 engine (600 HP / 553 lb-ft of torque)
  • M xDrive all-wheel-drive system with rear-wheel drive capability
  • Extended Merino Leather upholstery and Aluminum Carbon Structure interior trim
  • 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 10.25-inch central information display
  • Icon Adaptive Full LED Headlights

BMW M5 Competition

M5 Competition

  • Starting at $111,100 MSRP*
  • 4.4-liter BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V8 engine (617 HP / 553 lb-ft of torque)
  • Adaptive M Suspension with electronically controlled dampers
  • Active M Differential
  • 20-inch M Y Spoke bi-color forged wheels
  • M rear spoiler in black high-gloss

BMW M5 CS

M5 CS

  • Starting at $142,995 MSRP*
  • 4.4-liter BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V8 engine (627 HP / 553 lb-ft of torque)
  • M Carbon front bucket seats and lightweight rear bucket seats
  • Yellow Icon Adaptive LED headlights with black Shadowline accents
  • M Carbon Ceramic Brakes with red calipers and gold bronze 20-inch M-specific wheels
  • Lightweight carbon fiber hood and front splitter