We're not sure anyone on earth drove the standard M5 and thought, hmmm, this is a bit slow. We drag raced it last year against the more powerful E63 S and it really held its own.
But BMW obviously thought they could crank it up a bit and so we have this, the M5 Competition. The tweaks have mostly been made to the suspension to improve handling, and the 4.4-litre twin-turbo engine has been tweaked to produce an extra 19 kW.
But for R300 000 more than a standard M5, is there any reason to opt for the Comp?
In this video, Ernest Page takes it out to, erm, find out. He also pulls off a quite impressive 2WD launch control...