Two of the most anticipated BMWs in the country can be ordered and paid for right now. The new BMW M5 Competition and BMW M2 Competition will soon be seen on Mzansi streets as enthusiasts flock to dealership floors to pick up their manic and latest M toys. So how much can one expect to part with when it comes to these two? Well the BMW M5 Competition will set you back R2 047 000, while the baby M2 Competition comes in at R959 000 for the manual and R1 015 500 for the M-DCT automatic.

BMW M2 Competition interior.

What exactly are you paying for here? Mainly for more performance. For starters, the M5 Competition, while based on the new M5, is different. Power is from the same 4.4-litre twin turbo V8, but now blasting out 460kW of power and 750Nm of torque instead of 441kW and the same torque. The claimed 0 – 100km/h sprint time has been slashed to 3.3 seconds.

M2 Competition buyers gets the 3.0-litre twin turbo unit that will catapult it past the 300kW mark for the first time in this segment. To be precise, 302kW is on tap, followed by 550Nm of torque (same as the normal M3 and M4). Because younger people may be keen on it, BMW is offering the baseline model with a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the more mature ones can get an M-DCT automatic, which is slightly quicker off the mark of course. This is to the tune of 4.2 seconds, according to BMW’s own figures.

BMW M5 Competition interior.

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