After few leaked photos, the 30th Anniversary Edition of the M5 called “30 Jahre M5” (30 Years of the M5) became official today. We already knew that BMW will produced a limited run of 300 units, each powered by the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 600 hp (441 kW) and a maximum torque of 700 Nm (516 lb-ft).
According to the official press release, the BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds, while top speed is limited at 250 km/h (155 mph) or at 305 km/h (189 mph) with the optional M Driver’s Package. In order to achieve these performances, the BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” was fitted with the Competition package as standard.
The Competition Package includes a 10-millimetre drop in ride height, an Active M Differential that improves traction, steering with M-specific Servotronic function that has more direct mapping, as well as the M Dynamic Mode of the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) that is focused on delivering sporty handling.
Regarding the design, the M5 “30 Jahre M5” comes in a BMW Individual paint shade Frozen Dark Silver metallic, while the kidney grille surround, gills with “30 Jahre M5” badge on the front wing, door handle inserts and twin exhaust tailpipes have a black chrome finish. The exterior design is completed by the 20-inch bi-colour M light-alloy wheels wrapped in high-performance tyres.
The interior is fitted with “30 Jahre M5” lettering on the front door sills, while the backrests of all four of sedan’s seats come with the “30 Jahre M5” logo embroidered. Morover, the dashboard features a “30 Jahre M5” badge and “1/300” inscriptions in reference to the special edition’s limited 300-unit global production run.
In addition, the driver and front passanger can settle into the M multifunction seats wrapped in Alcantara/leather combination. Furthermore, the interior in enhanced by the Alcantara Anthracite trim on the centre console and door panels.
The M sports steering wheel is wrapped in Alcantara Anthracite too. A high-end surround-sound system with 16 speakers makes sure you can listen to anything you want and get the best experience. Customers are able to choose between a Harman Kardon unit with output of 600 watts or a 1,200 Bang & Olufsen high-end surround-sound system.
Pricing for the 2014 BMW M5 "30 Jahre M5" starts at $138,275 (including Destination and Handling) in the United States and if you want one, you'd better hurry up as only 30 will be offered on this market. The first 29 customers who want one can reserve it via a phonecall at the dedicated BMW Customer Relations hotline starting 1:00pm EDT (10:00am PDT), on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.