The striking BMW Individual Dark Silver metallic paint accentuates the elegantly muscular forms of the M5. The kidney grille surround, gills with ‘30 Jahre M5’ badge on the front wing, door handle inserts and twin exhaust tailpipes all come in black chrome. The same is true of the 20-inch bi-color M light-alloy wheels.
The interior of the BMW M5 30 Jahre Edition includes exclusive touches to highlight the anniversary. Highlights include ‘30 Jahre M5’ lettering on the front door sill finishers, a plaque bearing ‘30 Jahre M5’ and an ‘1/300’ inscription that’s integrated into the Dark Aluminium Trace interior trim. The ‘30 Jahre M5’ logo is also embroidered into the backrests of all four of the high-spec saloon’s seats.
Both the driver and front passenger in the M5 30 Jahre Editon can settle into M Sport multifunction seats upholstered in Individual Black Alcantara and full Merino leather. Alcantara Anthracite trims the center console and door panels as well as the M Sport multifunction steering wheel. Additionally, a harman/kardon surround-sound system with a total of 16 speakers is also included as standard and a 1,200-watt Bang & Olufsen Advanced audio system is available as an option. In addition to the exclusive content this car it also features as standard such equipment as Adaptive LED Headlights, comfort access with smart opener, driving assistant, lumbar support and split folding rear seats with additional 12v sockets.
Under the bonnet of the BMW M5 30 Jahre Edition is a 4.4-liter V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo and an output of 600hp, 40hp more than the standard variant. Developing 600hp and peak torque of 700Nm, this M5 is not only the most powerful BMW M5 ever to emerge from series production under the auspices of BMW M GmbH, but also the most powerful production car in the history of the brand. The M5 30 Jahre Edition sprints from zero to 62mph (0 – 100km/h) in a lightning fast 3.9 seconds. Its BMW Individual-inspired looks, dynamic and comfort-enhancing equipment make this special edition M5 set to be a highly desirable collector’s item.
The Competition package for the M5 30th anniversary edition is especially made to order; the package comprises modifications such as a revised chassis set-up with firmer spring/damper tuning and a 10mm drop in ride height. Added to which, the Active M Differential on the final drive gains its own control unit to further improve traction. Elsewhere, the steering with M-specific Servotronic function has more direct mapping and the M Dynamic mode of the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system is focused even more keenly on delivering sporty handling.
The M5 30 Jahre Edition, limited to only 300 units around the globe, is on sale now and costs £91,890 in the United Kingdom.