The M5 celebrates a stealthy 35th birthday with a special, limited edition model.
BMW’s M-Division is celebrating the anniversary of one of its most iconic products with a special edition version of the G30 generation M5.
This limited-edition large M-Division sedan will see a production cap of only 350 units for all global markets and is being marketed as the M5 35 Years, celebrating (quite obviously) three and a half decades of M5.
Distinguishing the 35 Years edition derivative from other M5s is its BMW Individual Frozen Dark Grey II exterior paint and 20-inch Y-spoke alloy wheels. Astute followers of all things M5 will also notice that the 35 Years edition cars have been de-badged, with no clues to this special edition’s naming convention.
Inside the individualisation continues with beige upholstery stitching and gold centre console and door trim. BMW has added 35 Years badging to the cabin, too, engraved on the centre console, ahead of the eight-speed transmission’s shifter.
Mechanically the G30 Series M5 35 Years edition is powered by a 460 kW version of BMW’s 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 and carbon-ceramic brakes remain optional.
Customer deliveries of the 35 Years M5 will commence in October, with only 350 cars to be built for all global markets. South African M5 fans will not count amongst the lucky few to have the option on one of these limited edition 35 Years cars, as this M-Division derivative is not planned for local introduction.