Celebrating 30 years of the BMW M5, is an exclusive model, of which only 300 will be made, and only 30 cars coming to the United Kingdom. It is on sale now and costs £91, 890 OTR.
Under the bonnet, is the power plant of the most powerful production BMW. It is the same 4.4 litre V8 from the F10 M5, but power is up by 40 hp to a total of 600 hp. The monstrous torque figure of 516 lbs ft helps the car to do 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds. Tweaks have been made to engine management software and boost pressure has been altered to achieve this performance.
Many of the upgrades are taken from the Competition Package, offered on the standard M5. This is of course standard for the special-edition model, and uses a revised chassis set-up with stiffer dampers and a 10 mm drop in ride height. The M Dynamic mode of the traction control system is set up to deliver even more spirited handling characteristics.
The Frozen Dark Silver paint finish suits the muscular persona of the body, showing off the powerful shoulder line from the gills to the tail lights. The signature BMW kidney grille, gills, door handle inserts and twin exhaust tail pipes are all finished in black chrome, as are the 20″ bi-colour alloy wheels. Integrated into the gills, is ’30 Jahre M5′.
The interior is just as exclusive. The driver and passenger will see ’30 Jahre M5′ lettering on the front door sill trims. On the passenger’s side of the dashboard, there is also a plaque bearing the special-edition’s logo and ‘1/300’. BMW are not letting you forget just how exclusive this M5 is, as logo embroideries are found on the backrests of all four seats. The front seats are trimmed with Black Alcantara and Full Merino leather. Alcantara also trims the centre console, door panels and the steering wheel. A 16 speaker Harman/Kardon surround sound system is standard but you can choose an optional 1,200 watt Bang & Olufsen system.
It’s safe to say the ’30 Jahre M5′ is the most exclusive production high-performance executive saloon.