BMW launches limited-run M5 Edition 35 Years

BMW M5 Edition 35 Years

BMW M5 Edition 35 Years

Anniversary version of 616bhp M5 Competition super-saloon gets exclusive trim and design features

BMW will celebrate 35 years of its M5 super saloon with a limited-run reworking of the 616bhp M5 Competition.

The BMW M5 Edition 35 Years features the same tuned version of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine as the M5 Competition, which produces 553lb ft of torque and can achieve 0-62mph in 3.3sec on its way to a limited top speed of 155mph.

The four-wheel-drive model also features the lowered and stiffened suspension from the M5 Competition, along with ball-joined rear suspension mountings and upgraded front anti-roll bars.

The 350 examples of the M5 Edition 35 Years that will be produced feature a number of design changes, including a new metallic grey paint and new 20in alloy wheels. The brake callipers are finished in high-gloss black, while those on the optional M carbon ceramic brakes are available in a gold finish.

The interior features a number of trim finishes featuring a gold-anodised carbon structure in the door trim, instrument panel and centre console. The door sills and cupholder covers feature M5 Edition 35 engravings.

The M5 Edition 35 Years will go on sale in July. No pricing details have been revealed, but it’s likely to be above the £96,205 of the M5 Competition.

The first M5, which featured an in-line six-cylinder motor taken from the mid-engined M1 supercar, was launched in late 1984. 

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Source: Autocar

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