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BMW reveals the most powerful M5 ever

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07 May 2014 14:23:15 IST

BMW's M5 has completed 30 years and to celebrate this milestone, the company's 'M' performance division has unveileda special-edition version of the current, fifth-generation model. This edition edition is called the BMW M5 '30 Jahre M5', a name that is literally translated to '30 years of the M5'.

BMW M5 30th anniversary edition (1)The BMW M5 '30 Jahre M5'

The 30 Jahre M5 will be limited to a production run of only 300 units and is more than just a badge and paint job. Tweaks made to the engine imply that this M5 not only surpasses its predecessors in power but also others cars from the BMW fold. Power is delivered through the same 4.4-litre, twin turbocharged V8 which now produces 608.5PS of max power and a peak torque of 700Nm. These figures are 32PS and 18.9Nm more than the standard M5.

BMW M5 30th anniversary edition (2)The new 30 Jahre M5 will be limited to a production run of just 300 units

Transmission is via the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, propelling this performance sedan from 0-100kmph in a claimed 3.9 seconds. BMW says that the 30 Jahre M5 will give a combined fuel efficiency of 10.10kmpl which is impressive, considering the supercar-like performance this sedan commands. Carbon emissions stand at 231gm/km.

BMW M5 30th anniversary edition (3)The interior will get a mix of black leather and Alcantara

The 30 Jahre M5 can be distinguished from the standard M5 by the 30 edition badges affixed to the body and the dark chrome surrounds on the signature kidney grille. The interior will get a mix of black leather and Alcantara, lending to it that premium feel. Unfortunately, BMW has not yet said anything about this exclusive edition of the high-performance sedancoming to India.

Tweaks made to the engine imply that this is the most powerful M5 ever.

We have driven the new BMW M5 and you can read all about it here

30 years of the BMW M5.


Munich. To mark the 30-year anniversary of the BMW M5 the founder member of the high-performance business sedan segment BMW has come up with an exclusive, special-edition version of the current, fifth-generation model boasting performance that sets it apart from its stablemates. The BMW M5 "30 Jahre M5" (30 years of the M5) will be produced in a limited run of 300 examples vehicles worldwide. Developing 441 kW/600 hp and peak torque of 700 Nm (516 lb-ft), the new special-edition model (fuel consumption combined: 9.9 l/100 km [28.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 231 g/km) is not only the most powerful BMW M5 ever to emerge from series production under the auspices of BMW M GmbH, but also the most powerful car in the history of the brand. The "30 Jahre M5" sprints from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in a lightning 3.9 seconds. Its strikingly exclusive, BMW Individual-inspired looks and numerous dynamics and comfort-enhancing equipment details make this special edition a highly desirable collector's item.
  

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