To mark the 30-year anniversary of the BMW M5, BMW announced today a limited production of the new 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5. The BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” for 2015 will be produced in a limited run of 300 examples worldwide, and 30 of them will be imported to the United States.
The ‘standard’ fifth-generation M5, launched in 2011, boasted some hair-raising performance figures — 560hp, 680Nm of torque and a 0-100km/h time of 4.4 seconds despite being a huge four-door, five-seat sedan with plenty of luggage space.
But to celebrate its birthday, BMW’s engineers have really gone to town. The 30 Jahre (‘years of’ in German) M5 puts out 600hp, 700Nm of torque and hits 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds and all from the same, albeit massively tweaked, twin-turbo V8 engine.
What’s more, all of that power comes with environmental responsibility in the form of a combined cycle fuel economy of 9.9l/100km (28.5mpg) and CO2 emissions of 231g/km.
As well as the powertrain upgrades, the car comes in a special silver exterior paint finish and the cabin is packed full of high-tech features. BMW will only be producing 300 examples of the car and there is little doubt that the order book will fill up almost as quickly as the car accelerates.
Purchasers of a 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 will be invited to a one-day M Driving School at The Thermal Club, a private motorsports facility in Palm Springs, CA.