The F10 BMW M5 LCI is now officially available in Malaysia, joining the facelifted F10 5-Series range that was introduced by BMW Group Malaysia in October. The range-topping 5-Series from the M Division is priced at RM901,800 on-the-road without insurance and options.
The 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 engine with 560 hp and 680 Nm of torque remains untouched, as are the seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission, Active M Differential and M-specific suspension settings. Not enough? There’s a new Competition Package that will cost you an additional RM85k.
The upgrade brings 575 horses, developed over the same 6,000 to 7,000 rpm range as in the standard engine. Peak torque, unchanged at 680 Nm, is maintained for 200 rpm more than before (now 1,500 to 6,000 rpm). The extra power shaves off 0.1 and 0.2 seconds off the M5′s 0 to 100 km/h and 200 km/h times. That’s 4.3 and 12.8 seconds respectively.
Power aside, the Competition Package suspension, dampers and stabiliser bars are all stiffened up, and ride height is lowered by 10 mm. The Active M Differential and steering get bespoke settings for improved traction and agility too, while the DSC in M Dynamic mode intervenes less. Unique 20-inch alloy wheels are included (19-inch standard), and the exhaust tips are finished in black chrome.
Back to the standard car. The F10 M5 LCI sports a new ‘double-line’ kidney grille with a model designation badge, just like on the M6. Adaptive LED headlamps with reshaped Corona Rings (flat top and bottom lines) are standard, just like on regular F10 LCI variants.
Inside, LCI revisions include a bigger armrest storage compartment, chrome-trimmed iDrive display (10.2-inch wide here) and a Touch Controller. The slim three-spoke M steering wheel first seen on the M6 also makes an appearance in the latest M5. Sound is courtesy of a 600W, 16-speaker Harman Kardon Surround Sound system.
Other options include Vehicle Tracking and Recovery with Safety Upgrade (Telematics Platform Accessory) for RM5,900 and 20-inch M Light Alloys (double-spoke style 343M) for RM25k.