A closer look at the limited edition 2015 BMW M5
Limited to 300 global production and only 30 cars for the Middle East.
To mark the 30-year anniversary of the BMW M5, the German luxury automobile manufacturer has come up with the most powerful variant yet; the “30 Years of the M5”. Limited to a production of 300 cars globally, only 30 units will be available in the Middle East. The BMW M5 is the first member of the high-performance business sedan segment. The 30 Years limited edition will be available in the UAE this week for AED570,000 ($155,323). Under the bonnet of the BMW M5 “30 Years M5” is a 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo which holds an output of 441 kW/600 hp. This exceeds that of the standard model by 29 kW/40 hp. BMW credits this power boost to an increase in charge pressure and a new foundation provided by the Competition Package. The foundation comprises modifications which include a revised chassis set-up with firmer spring/damper tuning and a 10-millimetre drop in ride height. The special edition model can reach 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. The Active M Differential on the final drive gains its own control unit to further improve traction, and the M Dynamic Mode of the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) delivers sporty handling. The 2015 M5 comes in a new BMW individual paint shade called Frozen Dark Silver Metallic. The kidney grille surround, gills with “30 Years M5” badge on the front wing, door handle inserts and twin exhaust tailpipes all come in black chrome and the 20-inch bi-colour M light-alloy wheels come with jet black trims. The interior of the BMW M5 30 anniversary limited edition also has unique features such as the “30 Years M5” lettering on the front door sill finishers, a plaque bearing “30 Years M5” and “1/300” inscriptions is integrated into the Aluminium Trace trim strip on the front passenger side of the cabin. The “30 Year M5” logo is also embroidered into the backrests of all four of the high-performance sedan’s seats. M multifunction seats are fitted for both driver and passenger with a wide range of electrical adjustment options. The Interior is made up of a black Alcantara/leather combination, which is also featured in the trim of the centre console, steering wheel and door panels. Equipment highlights of the “30 Years M5” special model are a Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system with 16 speakers at an output of 1,200-watts and two pairs of B&O H6 headphones that are custom made with the M5 logo on the outer casing.