Pricing's taken quite a leap for the improved version of this sixth generation model, which now lists at around £102,000 in this 625hp Competition form. There's also an even more focused 635hp M5 CS model, but that costs nearly £141,000.
Back in 2011, the previous 'F10'-series rear-driven MK5 version launched at around £70,000, but of course this time round, with Cpompetition and CS variants, you get AWD, more power and more kit. In case you were wondering, there's only a saloon body style on offer; some previous generation M5s have also been available in 'Touring' estate guise. BMW says it's looked at that for this 'F90'-series car, but because the rear axle and wheel travel is quite different on a 5 Series wagon, quite a lot of redevelopment would be needed. It'd be a great car though.
Few commentators have questioned this car's value proposition, but we're going to by pointing out that the asking price here is vastly more than you'd pay for the top model in the conventional 5 Series range, a 550i xDrive M Sport. That variant may only put out 523hp, but it still has AWD and is only a fraction slower from rest to 62mph. Visually, it doesn't look much different. And you can get it as an estate..