BMW will roll out the M5 30th Anniversary Edition this summer

Article by Christian A., on May 5, 2014

We already know that BMW is celebrating this year the 30th anniversary of the M5 and what better way to do it than with a special edition. According to the latest reports from the Dutch magazine Autovisie, BMW will roll out the M5 30th Anniversary Edition.

The new edition will be powered by the same 4.4-liter V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo that generates 600 hp (441 kW), which means it will get 40 more hp comparing it with the standard version.

We do expect the M5 30th Anniversary Edition to be a little faster than the regular version due to the power increase. The standard M5 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 13.0 seconds, while top speed is limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph.

What we do know is that the top speed of the limited edition is electronically limited at 305 km/h or 189 km/h. In addition, BMW will only produce 300 units of this special edition. Furthermore, the anniversary edition of the M5 will include some design upgrades, but for the moment we don’t know what.

The Competition Package, might also be offered as standard to the 300 lucky customers who will be able to buy this special edition. For those who don’t know, the Competition Package offers an upgraded suspension as well as a power bump of 15 hp (11 kW).

To keep with the anniversary festivities that inspired its conception, the special-edition version has received the unique BMW treatment. So, now it proffers an even more energetic, attractive shape than its standard relations. Much credit goes to BMW’s use of the stunning BMW colour Frozen Dark Silver metallic. This shimmering soft matte finish highlights the elegant, muscular shapes of the M5 impressively.

The kidney grille surrounds, gills with a "30 Jahre M5" emblem on the front wing, door handle inserts, and dual exhaust pipes are all in black chrome, contributing a subtly effective accent to the vehicle’s look. This is also true of the 20” dual-coloured M light-alloy wheels with mixed tires (front: 265/35 ZR 20, rear: 295/30 ZR 20).

Exclusive interior epitomises subdued grace and power

The BMW M5 "30 Jahre M5" interior also focuses straight on commemorating its 30th anniversary. For instance, the driver and front passenger are hailed by "30 Jahre M5" emblems on the front door sill finishers, while a "30 Jahre M5" plaque and "1/300" inscriptions, referring to the special edition's 300 limited worldwide production run, are blended into the aluminium trim strip on the cabin’s front passenger side. The embroidered "30 Jahre M5" emblem also appears on all four backrests of the luxury vehicle's seats.

"30 Jahre M5" special edition driver and front passenger can seat themselves in M multifunctional seats that have a wide array of electric adjustability, giving them flawless standards for comfort and ergonomics. The black Alcantara/leather combo assists in ensuring superior seat comfort and an elegant interior atmosphere, along with the Alcantara Anthracite trim found in the centre console and the door panels. The M sports steering wheel is also trimmed with Alcantara Anthracite. Among other equipment features of the "30 Jahre M5" special edition is an exclusive surround-sound system with 16 speakers.

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