BMW Australia has made some adjustments to the M5 line-up, introducing a new, more affordable M5 Pure model, and topping the range with limited edition Nighthawk and White Shadow variants.
The new M5 Pure starts from $185,000, making it $44,900 cheaper than the ‘regular’ M5.
BMW describes the M5 Pure as a “track-inspired” model, however rather than being a stripped out, lightweight variant, the Pure still offers plenty of luxury equipment, with a few changes to key features.
The biggest change is the engine output, unlike the rest of the range the M5 Pure does without the Competition Package option. The Pure’s 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 makes 412kW (instead of 423kW) but torque remains unchanged at 680Nm.
Other Competition Pack features that are missing from the Pure model include 10mm lower suspension, and a more direct steering rack.
On the inside the Pure features Merino leather sports seats. Struck from the standard features list are multi-function M seats, leather dash and door trims, alcantara headlining, soft-close doors, TV tuner, and a sunroof.
Pure models come standard with Frozen (satin finish) paint, or no-cost individual paint, 20-inch alloy wheels, tyre pressure monitoring, ConnectedDrive Freedom and internet connectivity.
Dynamic dampers, Active M differential, BMW’s Driving Assistant safety suite, and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission also carry over from the regular model.
At the other end of the scale, BMW has introduced two limited edition models packed with extra features: the Nighthawk and White Shadow editions. These range-toppers are priced from $235,930.
Capped at just 10 units of each for Australia, the Nighthawk and White Shadow are finished in either frozen or metallic shades of black or white respectively.
Both also include the Competition Pack, and include 20-inch black alloy wheels, Bang and Olufsen surround sound, floor mats with contrasting edging, and carbon fibre interior trims, gear knob and mirror scalps.
Full Merino leather (including the instrument panel, four-zone climate control, M multi-function front seats, a powered sunroof, and a headliner finished in Alcantara also make their way onto the spec sheet of the limited edition models.
“Over three decades, the BMW M5 has thrilled and excited motorists around the world, a legacy which will continue with these BMW M5 Editions.” Shawn Ticehurst, BMW Australia head of product and market planning said.
“The unique identity of each model provides a clear point of difference.”
“The Pure introduces the BMW M5 to a new audience and offers unadulterated performance, while the Nighthawk and White Shadow exude exclusivity and substance.”
Pure, Nighthawk and White Shadow Editions of the M5 are currently available at BMW dealers nationwide.
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