New BMW M5 "30 Jahre M5" Special Edition with 600PS Limited to 300 Units Worldwide

BMW is throwing its hat in the air and shouting “happy 30th birthday M5!” with the release of a new limited edition of the current F10 generation model dubbed “30 Jahre M5”, which as you probably have already guessed, translates to “30 Years M5”, but sounds way cooler in German when it’s linked to a $100k price tag (or somewhere around that region as BMW hasn’t released pricing yet).

Only 300 numbered examples will be built for worldwide consumption, all finished in an Individual Frozen Dark Silver shade with dark chrome trim accents, 20-inch bi-color alloy wheels with mixed tires size 265/35 ZR 20 front and 295/30 ZR 20 rear, plus a Merino leather and Alcantara interior with aluminum decor, and special anniversary insignia.

While incorporating the otherwise optionally available Competition Package that includes chassis tweaks such as a 10mm lowered suspension, stiffer anti-sway bars and a reprogrammed M Dynamic Mode (MDM), BMW went one step further by tweaking the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine’s management system and increasing charge pressure.

As a result, output is lifted by 40PS (39hp) and 20Nm (15 lb-ft) over the regular M5 for a total of 600PS (592hp) and 700Nm (516 lb-ft) of peak torque respectively.

BMW says the 1,870kg (4,123 pounds) sports sedan that comes as standard with the 7sp dual-clutch DCT passes the 100km/h (62mph) yardstick in 3.9 seconds (regular M5: 4.3 seconds), the 1,000m (0.62 miles) mark in 21.5 seconds and reaches a limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph) or 305km/h (190mph) with the optional M Driver’s Package (you didn’t think that they’d include it as standard, did you?).

By John Halas

PHOTO GALLERY

BMW-M5-30th-1BMW-M5-30th-2BMW-M5-30th-3BMW-M5-30th-4BMW-M5-30th-5BMW-M5-30th-6BMW-M5-30th-7BMW-M5-30th-8BMW-M5-30th-9BMW-M5-30th-10BMW-M5-30th-11BMW-M5-30th-12BMW-M5-30th-13BMW-M5-30th-14BMW-M5-30th-15

Irmscher Wants To Make The Opel Insignia GSi Look And Go Faster

The German tuner previews a sport package for the Insignia GSi that will bring styling and performance upgrades.

Road-Going Alpine A110 GT4 Spied, Could Get As Much As 296 HP

It looks like Porsche isn’t the only one readying a mid-engined GT4 road car .

BMW Pulls Out Of Endurance Racing After 24 Hours Of Le Mans

BMW hasn’t won a single race with its M8 GTE race car in this season’s WEC championship.

Take An Exclusive Look Into Ferrari’s Special Corse Clienti Club

The Ferrari Corse Clienti includes ex Formula 1 cars and the exclusive XX program.

Mercedes GLE 580 Gets 483 HP Electrified Biturbo V8, $77,795 Tag

The new Mercedes GLE 580 packs less power than the GLE 53 AMG but it has a V8 instead of a straight six engine.

Kia’s New Small SUV Interior Surfaces In Official Sketches

The small SUV gets a 10.25-inch infotainment system, Off-Road driving mode and locking differential.

We Drive The Hyundai i30 N: What Would You Like To Know?

With its first-ever hot hatch, Hyundai has made great waves and surprised everyone – including the competition.

Autopilot’s Automatic Lane Change Feature Cuts People Off And Brake Checks Them

Consumer Reports calls the new feature potentially dangerous.

G-Power Will Tune Your BMW M2 Competition To 532HP For Just Over $1,500

The tuner’s asking a decent €1,400 for this power upgrade, which makes the M2 an absolute beast.

Study Suggests 78% Of Non Sedan Owners Would Consider One In The Future

Interest is sedans remains high, even though Ford and GM are abandoning some segments.