With the M5 CS (Competition Sport), BMW M GmbH have added a sharp spearhead to the F90 series: a 4.4-litre biturbo V8 boosted to 635 hp, a curb weight reduced by 70 kilograms, thanks to the generous use of carbon fibre reinforced plastic, a newly tuned Competition Sport suspension and four (!) bucket seats make the M5 CS the track king amongst high-performance saloons. For us, this was not enough! Manhart used the limited edition M5 CS “only” as the basis for our One of One model MH5 GTR limited 01/01 – nomen est omen.
The MH5 GTR has a dark appearance, typical of MANHART thanks to its wrapping in “Moonlight”, a film dress shimmering in silky dark blue, contrasted by the grey elements of the MANHART decal set. In the course of this styling, the factory gold accents of the M5 CS were eliminated. Forged MANHART Classic Line Y-spoke alloy wheels in sizes 9×21 inches at the front and 10.5×21 inches at the rear rotate in the wheel arches of the unique vehicle. The dimensions of the mounted high-performance tyres are 275/30ZR21 and 295/30ZR21. Additional spacers have been installed on the front axle to ensure perfect alignment of the wheel/tyre combinations in the horizontal plane.
Vertically, however, the vehicle has been aligned by means of a MANHART suspension upgrade: Coil springs, manufactured by KW suspensions allow an adjustable lowering and provide even more cornering dynamics.
Our engine technicians have increased the power and torque of the one-off project vehicle from the factory’s 635 hp and 750 Nm via the installation of our MHtronik powerbox and a MANHART carbon air intake, so that the double-boosted eight-cylinder now generates an impressive 788 hp and 935 Nm.
The increase in power is underlined by the powerful sound that hammers out of the four ceramic-coated, or optionally carbon 102-millimetre tailpipes of a special cat-back exhaust system with valve control. In this case, the latter also includes OPF-Delete replacement pipes with 200-cell HJS catalytic converters and the OPF/GPF deleter, which are only available for export. Alternatively, a MANHART valve-controlled rear silencer with EC approval is available. TÜV approval for the performance upgrade is currently in preparation.
Visit our booth at the upcoming IAA Mobility 2021 show in Munich where Manhart will showcase the MH5 GTR together with our limited MH4 GTR and one upcoming new surprise! You will find us in Hall B4 and on stand A60 between the 7th and 12th of September.