BMW is celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the M5 with a limited-edition BMW M5 Edition 35, years, limiting production to 350 units worldwide.
The 5 Series is already one of the world’s best performance sedans, but the M5 takes it to the next level with the high-revving engine and distinctive suspension technology, as well as M-specific design features to optimize engine cooling and aerodynamics.
The hand-built original M5 was meant to be a high-performance sedan with the manners of a sports car and the comfort and sophistication of a flagship 4-door. Power came from the 256-hp (286 hp outside North America) 3.5-litre inline 6-cylinder engine adapted from the M1 supercar (where it only made 277 hp). Five generations later, it gets power from a 625-hp 4.4-litre twin-turbo V-8, and has come to be regarded as the world’s most successful high-performance sedan.
The limited edition M5 Edition 35 Years starts life as an M5 Competition, complete with the xDrive all-wheel drive system and rear Active M-Differential. Zero to 100 km/h takes just 3.3 seconds and the 200 km/h mark is reached in 10.8 seconds.
The exterior is painted in exclusive, silk-matte-like Frozen Dark Grey II metallic and rides on newly designed 20-inch light alloy wheels in Graphite Grey, also exclusive to the limited-edition model. The wheels show high-gloss black brake calipers (the brakes can be optioned up to carbon ceramic, with gold-finish calipers).
Inside, the M multifunction seats are upholstered in black BMW Individual Merino leather, contrasted in beige stitching. Exclusive gold aluminum carbon trim panels adorn the instrument panel, centre console and door trim. M5 Edition 35 Jahre designation is found on the door sills and in the serial plate on the centre console.
The BMW M5 Edition 35 Years will be available worldwide in July 2019.