Video: 2015 BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” drifts for our pleasure

Article by Andrew Christian, on September 4, 2014

BMW marked the 30th anniversary of the M5 high-performance sedan with a special edition called “30 Jahre M5” (30 Years of M5). Until today, no videos with the new vehicle were released but the waiting is over as BMW listened to our prayers and filmed its new M5 drifting in the hands of a professional driver.

Only 300 units will be produced, each powered by a 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo engine producing 600 hp (441 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. This means that the special edition gets an extra 40 hp when compared with the standard version. As a result, the vehicle is also faster and is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 in just 3.9 seconds, while top speed is limited at 250 km/h (155 mph) or at 305 km/h (189 mph).

The standard model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds. In addition, the BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” is fitted with the Competition Package as standard, which means it arrives with an Active M Differential that improves traction, steering with M-specific Servotronic function, an M Dynamic Mode of the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) as well as a retuned suspension that brings the sedan 10 mm closer to the ground.

When it comes to design, the M5 “30 Jahre M5” features a special BMW Individual paint shade Frozen Dark Silver metallic and a black chrome finish on the kidney grille surround, gills with “30 Jahre M5” badge on the front wing, door handle inserts and twin exhaust tailpipes.

Moreover, 20-inch bi-colour M light-alloy wheels are available wrapped in high-performance tires. Inside, the vehicle gets “30 Jahre M5” badge on the door sills, on backrests of all four seats, as well as a dashboard badge with “1/300” inscription.

In the United States, the special edition starts at $138,275, including destination and handling, but only 29 were available and were sold within minutes. A customer was offering one on eBay for a staggering $200,000. 

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