BMW's Most Powerful Car - 30th Anniversary BMW "30 Jahre M5" Special Edition

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30th Anniversary BMW "30 Jahre M5" Special Edition

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By Henny Hemmes
Senior European Editor
The Auto Channel

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MUNICH - May 6, 2014: Thirty years ago, BMW introduced the first M-model of its 5-Series sedan. Such a fact is a good reason to come up with a special edition. In this case a limited run of only 300 units to be offered to customers worldwide.

The ’30 Jahre M5’ is not only the most powerful M5 so far, it is also the most powerful car in the history of the brand.

The exclusive model will be presented on May 24 during the Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance on the shores of Lake Como in Italy.

This M5’s 4.4-liter V8 M TwinPower Turbo engine produces 441 kW/600 hp with 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, allowing tit to reach 62 mph from a standstill in less than 4 counts. May be, its owners will not care too much about fuel consumption, but if they do, they will not be disappointed by the combined 9.9 l/km, or 28.5 mpg imp.

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The 29 kW/40 hp gain in power has been achieved by tweaking the engine management system and increasing the charge pressure, which evolve from the Competition Package, that is available as an option for the M5 and now is part of the standard specs of the 30 Jahre M5 ediiton. They also include the modifications and revised and 10 mm lower chassis set-up with firmer spring/damping tuning. Also the M Servotronic steering and M dynamic Mode of the DSC system is part of the special edition’s package, while an extensive package of adjustments has been implicated to further increase performance.

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Not only under-the-skin measures mark the special edition. It can be recognized by the Frozen Dark Silver metallic BMW Individual paint and a ’30 Jahre M5’ badge on the front fenders. A closer look will show that kidney grille, door handle inserts and twin exhaust tailpipes in black chrome. Special M light allow wheels are fitted with rubber in the size 265/35 ZR 20 up front and 295/30 ZR 20 at the rear.

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It speaks for itself that also the interior is exclusive to the limited edition with logo’s embroidered into the n the driver and front passenger M multifunction seats, ’40 Jahre M5’ lettering on the front door sill covers and a plaque with the number/300 referring to the production number of the limited 300 run,.

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One of the highlights of the extended equipment is a high-end surround-sound system with 16 speakers. Customers can choose between a 600 watts Harman Kardon unit and a 1,200-watt Bang & Olufsen high-end surround-sound system.

Sales will start in September, its price has not yet been announced.

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