BMW M5 Competition 2018 review
BMW's M5 Competition proudly waves the V8 performance sedan flag in the face of ever-tighter environmental restrictions.
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The Turbo sits above the entry-level 4S and below the flagship Turbo S in the Porsche Taycan line-up, with it priced from $268,500 plus on-road costs.
Standard equipment includes rear torque vectoring, sports-tuned three-chamber air suspension with adaptive dampers and active anti-roll bars, ceramic-coated cast-iron brakes (410mm front and 365mm rear discs with six- and four-piston calipers respectively), dusk-sensing Matrix LED headlights, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, 20-inch 'Turbo Aero' alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, a power-operated tailgate and body-colour exterior trim.
Inside, keyless entry and start, satellite navigation with live traffic, Apple CarPlay support, digital radio, a 710W Bose sound system with 14 speakers, a heated steering wheel, 14-way power-adjustable front seats with heating and cooling, heated rear seats and four-zone climate control feature.
ANCAP hasn’t awarded the Taycan line-up a safety rating yet. Advanced driver-assist systems in all grades extend to autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, surround-view cameras, front and rear parking sensors, and tyre pressure monitoring.
The Turbo is powered by two permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, which are split between the front and rear axles to enable all-wheel drive, with the former fitted with a single-speed automatic transmission, while the latter has a two-speed unit. Together, they produce up to 500kW of power and 850Nm of torque. Electricity use on the combined-cycle test (ADR 81/02) is 28.0kWh/100km, while driving range is 420km.
|4S||—, Electric, 2 SP AUTO||$153,000 – 193,600||2021 Porsche Taycan 2021 4S Pricing and Specs|
|Turbo S||—, Electric, 2 SP AUTO||$272,000 – 343,750||2021 Porsche Taycan 2021 Turbo S Pricing and Specs|
|Turbo||—, Electric, 2 SP AUTO||$216,000 – 272,800||2021 Porsche Taycan 2021 Turbo Pricing and Specs|
|4S Cross Turismo||—, Electric||$173,000 – 218,900||2021 Porsche Taycan 2021 4S Cross Turismo Pricing and Specs|