2011 Edo Competition BMW M5 Touring Dark Edition


(from Edo Competition Press Release)  edo M5 Dark Edition

Authority, power and supreme driving dynamics

Black, extremely quick and imposing, that’s the edo M5 Dark Edition.

Family transport with a modified V10 power plant and no less than 555 horsepower. This athletic yet formal performance wagon by edo competition doesn’t just look impressive; it also has more than enough muscle to back up its appearance.

It goes without saying that the looks of an edo competition car have to match its performance. The modified front and the new rear skirt revealing four chromed exhaust tips make a fashion statement, while an upgraded high-flow exhaust system provides the soundtrack. The low-pitched rumble at idle turns into a powerful staccato towards the upper end of the rev range. The eye-catching rear wing - along with the other exterior modifications - helps the edo M5 Dark Edition to a sinister presence from all angles, and the new 20 in. light alloy wheels with painted centers and Dunlop tires (255/35 R20 fronts, 285/30 R20 rears) do their part to improve the car’s stance.

A production M5 has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph), but thanks to a recalibrated ECU, high-flow air filters and catalytic converters as well as a newly developed high-performance exhaust system, this car’s power output was increased from 500 to 555 horsepower. Its maximum torque output now stands at 560 Nm (413 lb-ft), up from 521 Nm (384 lb-ft). By removing the governor, a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph) could be realized.

The additional power also has an effect on the acceleration: At 4.2 seconds, this two ton vehicle reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) 0.5 seconds quicker than the factory version. Accelerating from 100 km/h to 200 km/h in under 10 seconds, the gap between the edo M5 and the stock car grows to 5.0 seconds.

The upgraded interior makes the whole package even more compelling, thanks to its impeccable quality and the care that was taken in selecting the finest materials. From carbon fiber to precious leather, all the customer’s wishes were met with this one of a kind interior. The high-performance wagon had its speedometer extended to 360 km/h and white dials with a backlit logo were installed as a finishing touch.

But the edo M5 Dark Edition is not just an athlete; it also makes a great daily driver with 5 seats and generous cargo space. On the way to the supermarket this rocket ship is perfectly tame, thanks to its remarkable level of comfort and the wonderfully smooth V10 engine. Casual observers would never guess what lurks under the hood.

All modifications are carried out exclusively at edo competition Motorsport GmbH in Ahlen.

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