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While the 2021 BMW M5 is categorized as a sportscar, the fact that you can get the 2021 M5 with a V8 engine that produces an incredible 617hp makes it more than just a sports car. The 2021 M5 edition is even better with a highly sophisticated all-wheel-drive system and track-ready features.
The Tesla Model S was one of the first mass-produced all-electric cars that showed the world that electric cars could be everyday-use cars. The 2021 version of the Model S improves on its predecessors, offering more range and more features. The basic car design remains largely the same with a few changes made to the interior.
Design & Style
When it comes to the 2021 model of the BMW M5, the car features a pleasant leather interior that is properly decked out with proper sports seats. LED ambient light helps set the mood inside the cabin, which is pleasantly spacious for a compact sports sedan. Exterior styling is excellent as well and the 2021 BMW M5 is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.
The Tesla Model S remains largely unchanged for 2021. The exterior styling is a little bland and does not compare with most of the other cars in its category. Inside the car, the cabin is spacious, although it cannot be described as luxurious. The 2021 Model S still feels like an experimental car and therefore any buyers will have to accept the bland styling as a work in progress.
Technology & Safety
With the 2021 M5, buyers can expect a 12.3-inch infotainment display that is located at the top of the dashboard and slightly inclined towards the driver. The infotainment system is powered by BMW’s iDrive software and can be controlled via voice, gesture, or touch. Also included are smartphone integration and Wi-Fi hotspot features.
When it comes to the 2021 Model S, all the car’s features are controlled via a giant touch screen that is located in the middle of the dashboard. While this gives the 2021 Model S a futuristic look, it can be a little difficult (and probably dangerous as well) to operate the car while at the same time scrolling through what is essentially a giant tablet.
As mentioned earlier, the 2021 M5 comes with a choice of engines that buyers can choose from. The base model features a 4.4-liter V8 engine that churns out 600 horsepower. This powers the 2021 M5 from naught to 60 in just 2.8 seconds. This is the sort of performance that one expects from pricier supercars. If you need more power than that, you could opt for the Competition model which produces 617 horsepower.
The 2021 Tesla Model S is powered by an all-electric engine which propels the base model from zero to sixty in an impressive 2.4 seconds. The ride quality is good and the 2021 Model S handles corners with ease. The suspension is not quite as refined as in the 2021 M5 and so road imperfections can be felt in the cabin.
The Bottom Line
While the Tesla Model S is a pathbreaker in many ways, discerning drivers looking for a thrilling yet composed sports car would probably opt for the 2021 BMW M5. The BMW beats the Tesla in interior styling as well as delivers a far better ride quality.
Ready to Schedule a 2021 BMW M5 Test Drive Today?
At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 BMW M5 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.