Last US-spec BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” auctioned for $700,000

Article by Andrew Christian, on January 20, 2015

Back in May 2014, BMW introduced the 30th anniversary Edition of the M5 called “30 Jahre M5”, a model which would see a production of just 300 units, with only 30 of them reaching the United States. 29 units were sold immediately, but the last one has been auction at an event organized by Barrett-Jackson.

The high-performance German sedan was auctioned for a staggering $700,000 and the lucky buyer is NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrik. Still, what’s even more interesting is that the money will go to the BMW Club of America Foundation. For those who don’t know, the BWM M5 “30 Jahre M5” is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 600 hp (441 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.

As a result, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds, while top speed is 155 mph (250 km/h) or 305 km/h (189 mph) when equipped with the optional M Driver’s Package.

In addition, the M5 “30 Jahre M5” comes with the Competition Package, which includes a 10 mm drop in ride height, an Active M Differential, steering with M-specific Servotronic Function and with the M Dynamic Mode of the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control).

Each of the 300 models is finished in a special BMW Individual Frozen Dark Silver metallic paint and features gills with “30 Jahre M5” badge on the front wing as well as a black chrome finish for the door handle inserts and twin exhaust tailpipes.

Moreover, the sedan arrives with 20-inch bi-colour M light-alloy wheels wrapped in high-performance tires. Inside, there is a “30 Jahre M5” badge embroidered on all four headrests, “30 Jahre M5” lettering on the front door sills as well as a plaque with “1/300” inscription.

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