If you are ordering a new BMW and have money to burn, you can turn to the BMW Individual program to paint your car in a unique shade. Some of the colors available are subtle, but others, like this one, are anything but.
This 2021 M5 Competition was recently delivered to BMW of Vista in California and is painted in Verde Mantis, which is actually a Lamborghini color.
Verde Mantis was introduced with the Huracan and is one of the most striking shades of green that the Italian car manufacturer offers. Interestingly, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a non-Lamborghini car painted in Verde Mantis; there’s also a 2018 Ford GT, as well as a BMW M3 that resides in the Middle East, that sport the same color.
While we think this paintjob works wonders on supercars like the Huracan and Aventador, we’re not so sure it suits the M5. After all, the range-topping 5-Series is all about luxury, sophistication and understated performance and, to us at least, looks best in darker shades. Fortunately, the carbon fiber roof, black wheels, and other carbon fiber trimmings ensure that it isn’t too overbearing.
Paint aside, the facelifted BMW M5 Competition features a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that puts out 617 hp and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. Coupled to this engine is an eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to a rear-biased all-wheel drive system and propelling the super sedan to 62 mph (100 km/h) in as little as 3.3 seconds.