Jason Bourne. Under his white-collar appearance and cool demeanor is a wild animal that — at the push of a button — can transform into a pure, unsavory killing machine. The 2013 BMW M5 is Jason Bourne.
And like Bourne, the BMW M5 exists in a cut-throat world, facing a lot of challengers with nothing but ill intentions: the Jaguar XFR, Cadillac CTS-V, Audi S6 and S7, and of course, the Mercedes E63 AMG. The post-E39 M5 has traditionally received mixed grades. Most agree that as a stand-alone car it dazzles, but the problem is others in the segment are astonishing, too. So the bar is well and truly set to Burj Khalifa-like heights.