The Bavarian automaker has decided to make its M5 fans happy, proposing a limited-edition special model that could very well be the last oomph for the current generation version.
We already know BMW is on its way to retire the current 5 Series model and what better way to deliver a last hurrah than propose a very special M5 that acts as an “ultimate version” – it’s actually on par with other limited-run models, such as the “30 Jahre M5” from a couple of years ago and last year’s M5 Pure Metal. The new version has the biturbo 4.4-liter V8 engine tweaked to deliver 600 horsepower (441 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-meters) of torque, with power sent using the standard seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. The sprint performance thus gets down to reaching 62 mph (100 km/h) in as little as 3.9 seconds. No details have been shared about the maximum speed, but we can bet it’s as usual capped at 155 mph (250 km/h) with an optional tweak to reach 190 mph (305 km/h).
This special edition will only be declined in 200 units, with half painted in Carbon Black metallic and the other half in Mineral White metallic. The high-performance sedan also packs a set of Jet Black 20-inch forged and polished wheels with double-spoke M styling. M Performance components are all around – made out of carbon fiber (rear diffuser, side mirror caps, and the gurney on the trunk lid). A glossy black look has been issued for the traditional kidney grille with “M5 Competition” lettering on the side gills. Among the optional tweaks we would recommend the carbon-ceramic brakes. Moving inside the cockpit, the company offers carbon fiber trim and an individually-numbered badge, Merino Black leather upholstery combined with Opal White stitching while the floor mats have an Anthracite look with matching Opal White bordering. You can also have it with a 1,200-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system – but the pricing is of course prohibitive – in Germany the limited edition model costs €129,500.