To mark the 30th anniversary of the BMW M5, the German marque has come up with a 300-unit limited version of the current F10 model. The BMW M5 '30 Jahre M5' (30 Years of the M5) develops 600bhp and peak torque of 700Nm from a 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology.
This makes it not only the most powerful M5 model, but also the most powerful BMW automobile ever.
The foundation for these upgrades was provided by the Competition Package which can be optionally ordered for the regular model. The Competition Package comprises modifications including a revised chassis set up with firmer spring/damper tuning and, among others, a 10mm reduction in ride height.
The 30 Jahre M5 sprints from nought to century mark in a brisk 3.9 seconds. BMW believes its BMW Individual-inspired looks and numerous dynamics and comfort enhancing equipment details make this special edition a highly desirable collector's item.
The special M5 is finished in a shade of Frozen Dark Silver metallic that is subtle yet stands out from the rest of the pack.
The interior is focused squarely on celebrating the model's anniversary. The front occupants settle into the M multifunction seats, whose wide range of electrical adjustment gives them high standards of ergonomics and comfort. The cabin is adorned in materials including alcantara and leather in areas such as the seats, centre console and door panels.
The M sports steering wheel is also trimmed in Alcantara Anthracite. One of the equipment highlights includes a premium surround sound system with a total of 16 speakers from either Harman Kardon or Bang & Olufsen with an output of 600W and 1,200W respectively.