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30th Anniversary BMW M5 Special Edition Released

May 9, 2014

The iconic BMW M5 is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year – and to mark the occasion, BMW have done something rather special. Named the M5 30 Jahre Edition, literally meaning 30 year edition, the super saloon is the most powerful M5 yet. The first M5 was released in 1984 and produced just 220 bhp from its 3.5 litre engine. BMW have tweaked, tuned and upgraded the model over the years into the sports saloon beast it is today.

The current fifth generation M5 produces a mind-boggling 552 bhp – but for the special edition 30 Jahre edition, BMW have tuned the engine management system of the 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 to the max, squeezing out an extra 40 bhp. This brings the total power output to nearly 600 bhp! The V8 in the 30 Jahre Edition also produces a staggering 516 lb/ft of torque, rocketing the M5 from 0-62 mph in just 3.9 seconds – those are some super car figures right there! BMW have claimed a top speed of 190 mph, essentially defying the laws of physics when you remember that the M5 is a comfortable and heavy 5-door executive saloon – not a stripped-out racing car.

Other changes for the 30 Jahre M5 include special edition leather upholstery, with the official ‘30 Jahre M5’ logo stitched into the seat-backs. BMW have announced they will only produce 300 special edition M5s and each car will feature a uniquely engraved plaque and serial number on its dashboard. The special edition version also features unique detailing, such as black chrome trim, a matte dark-silver paint finish and custom 20-inch alloy wheels.

 

Much of the special M5’s components are taken from the current M5 ‘competition package’. Performance upgrades include firmer, lowered suspension, an upgraded stability control system and re-mapped steering system. The special edition M5 is on sale in the UK for just under £92,000, a relative bargain when you consider its combination of super car performance and executive luxury.

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About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.