These are the most important things you need to know about the BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63.

They look different than before

On the BMW M5 Competition, the exterior has attracted a lot more high-gloss black application. The bumper designs fore and aft have been revised together with the grille – the main input here is black inserts including a black Competition badge. In fact all the Competition badges surrounding the car are in black to match the exterior mirror caps, the roof, the rear boot lid spoiler and the new 20-inch black double-spoke alloys.

Also new on the updated M5 are headlights and taillights, both in tech and design.

On the Mercedes-AMG E63, updates have been made to the front too. The grille is bigger underneath which sits larger air intakes. Whilst Merc-AMG hasn’t toyed with the engine, they did feel the need to ensure better cooling, and perhaps to bring the overall design in line with the other E-updates. The wheel arches have gained some further bulge and the rear too has received a mild change in the way of tail lamps which make the rear sharper and more modern.

Under the Skin Changes

The BMW M5 has received some knowledge from its M8 sibling in the form of new shocks and dampers for better driveability “on the limit”. The Competition sits 7mm lower than the “normal” M5 and for all my understanding, it’s been tweaked to be a better track weapon.

The Affalterbach AMG on the hand has been tweaked for comfort rather. Merc has opted to tweak the air suspension for increased comfort, increasing the perceptive and experiential gap between Comfort and Race mode.

Interior Tech and Luxury Abound

Both cars feature revised interior components. The most notable change is the introduction of the new Merc-AMG steering wheel with smart haptic sensors and integrated buttons for control of the dual 12-inch cockpit screen.

Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Limousine (Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,6 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 267 g/km), 2020, Outdoor, Interieur: Leder Nappa silbergrau pearl // Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Sedan (combined fuel consumption: 11,6 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 267 g/km), 2020, Outdoor, interior: leather Nappa silvergrey pearl

On the BMW, you’ll note a slightly larger digital interface with further functions for the tweaked sports settings on the suspension. There’s also a new leather interior colour exclusively made for the Competition.

Power and Madness Unchanged

The Mercedes-AMG continues to employ its 4.0-litre, biturbo V8. It’s earth-shatteringly powerful and capable of 450kW of power and 850Nm or torque. Drift mode? Of course.

The Bahnstorming BMW M5 maintains the use of the 4.4‑litre, twin turbo V8 engine. The numbers are 441 kW in the standard M5 and 460 kW in the BMW M5 Competition. Drift mode? Check!

Both cars are expected to land in South Africa in the final quarter of the 2020. Pricing is yet to be confirmed.

Also read: The BMW 4-Series officially shows face

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