For six generations, the BMW M5 has been a hallmark of the M lineup as the “big brother” to the M3 and M4. Its current generation, the F90, boasts a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine which drives all four wheels and achieves 0-62 in a staggering 3.4 seconds, despite weighing nearly two tonnes. The Competition variant of the M5 shaved 0.1 seconds off the 0-60mph time and added around 25bhp over the standard car, reaching 617bhp.
In 2021, BMW introduced its first ever “CS” version of the M5, which saw a further increase in power to 626bhp and a weight reduction of 116kg. Upgrades included extensive use of carbon fibre, special trim with gold details, four bucket seats, premium wheels and two aggressive extractor vents on the bonnet. The CS also presents various exclusive colour options and an optional gold finish to the wheels which was not available on the standard M5 or M5 Competition.
A fantastic option for a staggeringly fast family car, the M5 and its variants can comfortably fit four adults on even extended, cross-continental road trips. The interior is draped in high-quality materials and luxury elements from standard, whilst still ensuring that the driver and passengers are aware that this is a highly capable and outrageously quick German muscle car.