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Earlier this month, BMW Malaysia teased the arrival of the new F90 BMW M5 on its official Facebook page with a short video, pretty much confirming the super sedan’s local introduction. Now, we get to take a look at the latest M5’s spec sheet, courtesy of reader Peter Ambrose.

First up, the oily bits. Under the bonnet rests a 4.4 litre twin-turbocharged V8 producing 600 hp and 750 Nm. It’s paired with a ZF-made eight-speed M Steptronic automatic with Drivelogic, sending power to all four wheels through the M xDrive system. It’s the first ever M5 to feature all-wheel drive, and it’s fitted with an Active M Differential.

Key performance figures include a century sprint time of 3.4 seconds (that’s supercar territory, mind you) and an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h. Unfortunately, the optional M Driver’s Package, which ups the V-max threshold to 305 km/h, is not listed in the spec sheet.

Instead, the available add-ons are the RM30,000 M Performance Package (M Carbon Engine Cover, M Seat Belts and M Sport Exhaust System), RM15,000 Advanced Safety Pack (Driving Assistant Plus) and RM55,000 Premium Entertainment Pack, which equips the car with Bowers and Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System and rear-seat entertainment professional. The fourth and final option is a RM95,000 M Carbon Ceramic Brakes package.

In bone stock trim, the F90 M5 carries an estimated sticker price of RM1 million (the F10 BMW M5 was sold for RM902k). With all the options accounted for, the figure hovers just under RM1.2 million. That’s still close to 30% cheaper than what the Thais pay for, and based on this spec sheet, it’s not too shabbily equipped as well.

Standard items include 20-inch M light alloy wheels (275/35 up front, 285/35 for the rear), BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line trim, M-specific full exterior body kit, carbon-fibre roof, M5 exhaust with flap control, M Compound brakes with blue callipers, adaptive M suspension and the all-important BMW Display Key.

Inside, it gets anthracite headlining, Aluminium Carbon trimmings with Dark Chrome highlights, Merino leather seats, M-specific digital instrument cluster, M leather steering wheel and M gear shifter. Also on are electric rear roller sun shades, four-zone climate control, red push-start button and contactless tailgate opening (comfort access system).

For entertainment, the standard M5 gets a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system that’s hooked to a 600 watt digital amplifier. The infotainment screen is the same high-definition 10.25-inch unit with BMW Gesture Control, GPS navigation and BMW ConnectedDrive services.

Safety-wise, there’s Dynamic Stability Control, Automatic Stability Control, M Dynamic Mode, Dynamic Brake Control and Cornering Brake Control. This comes on top of the usual array of active/passive safety systems, including active cruise control.

Liking what you see so far? Find out what we think of the M5 on our drive in Portugal. The Bimmer will go head to head against the W213 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4Matic+, which was launched here in September last year and priced from RM998,888. Between the BMW and Merc-AMG, which will you pick?

GALLERY: F90 BMW M5 review in Portugal