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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17 May 2019

 I like a BMW, as you all know, but, when it comes to “special editions” I kind of crunch, adding a few bits and pieces and adding a little more grunt and charging for it is what it’s all about, you can go to BMW specialists and they’ll add a lot more power and so on, why would you buy a “spcial edition”, it may cost more, but if your buying one that starts at £96K+ what’s a few grand more going to matter?

Peter Cavellini.

17 May 2019

Peter Cavellini, your English makes my eyes bleed....

17 May 2019
dong0301 wrote:

Peter Cavellini, your English makes my eyes bleed....

The endlessly long sentences without full stops get my goat. That said Peter is as entitled as everyone else to share his opinion, crunching, cringing or otherwise. 

30 May 2019

Unnecessary comments like this make my eyes bleed... especially when your grammar is so poor!

17 May 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

..when it comes to “special editions” I kind of crunch...

Peter, when this happens what do you crunch on? Muesli bar, chocolate, crisps, what?

17 May 2019

Agree with you Peter, only in very rare instances are 'special editions' anything other than marketing exercises designed to try and shift slow moving products. Could be worse, it could have been a 'dealership' special edition! Can't help but think BMW needs a version of MB 'Black Series' for its 'M' cars. Look at how luxurious an M3 or M4 is? Huge, heavy seats front and back, thick carpeting, leather, luxury trim, endless unnecessary electric (heavy) motors in seats, sunroof, windows etc. Where are the GT3 type versions of the 'M' cars?

18 May 2019
Boris9119 wrote:

Agree with you Peter, only in very rare instances are 'special editions' anything other than marketing exercises designed to try and shift slow moving products. Could be worse, it could have been a 'dealership' special edition! Can't help but think BMW needs a version of MB 'Black Series' for its 'M' cars. Look at how luxurious an M3 or M4 is? Huge, heavy seats front and back, thick carpeting, leather, luxury trim, endless unnecessary electric (heavy) motors in seats, sunroof, windows etc. Where are the GT3 type versions of the 'M' cars?

Always thought there should a no frills , minimal version of the M3, they had the CSL ,time for the CSL to make a comeback...?

Peter Cavellini.

17 May 2019

... you wouldn't want to hit a pot hole!

17 May 2019

 I’m blaming spell check, and er me for not er em checking, special editions do make me crinch though!

Peter Cavellini.

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