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Trevor Collett | May, 07 2014 | 0 Comments

BMW is celebrating 30 years of its iconic M5 performance sedan with the release of a limited edition 441kW special.

Simply called the “30 Jahre M5” (30 Years M5), the celebratory model also boasts 700Nm of torque, and will be limited to just 300 examples worldwide.

While barely relevant in a 30th birthday M5, BMW notes that fuel consumption is listed at 9.9 l/100km, while the more-important 0-100km/h time for the special edition is 3.9 seconds.

The same 4.4 litre V8 powering the ‘regular’ M5 also motivates the 30 Jahre but with a 29kW boost to power. This becomes an 18kW boost for Australian customers, for whom the Competition Pack is standard.

In fact, several Competition Pack features will star on the 30 Jahre, including a 10mm drop in ride-height, a separate control unit for the Active M Differential and ‘M Dynamic Mode’ for the stability control system.

The 30 Jahre is finished in Frozen Dark Silver metallic paint, with black chrome highlights and “30 Jahre M5” badging as further identification.

Inside, the special edition model gets black leather and alcantara seats with “30 Jahre M5” signage, an alcantara-trimmed sports steering wheel and a 16-speaker audio system.

Each model also gets an individually numbered plaque (“Build 1/300”, for example).

BMW is yet to announce pricing for the 30 Jahre M5, but, speaking with TMR today, local Communications head Lenore Fletcher confirmed that we will see 15 of the special-edition sedans.

"It's a small number, but when you consider how few are being made, it's a very strong showing," Ms Fletcher said.

"We're confident all available cars will find homes very, very quickly."

 

30 Years Of The BMW M5

BMW heralds the M1 sports car in 1984 as the birth of the M5 icon.

The M1 was powered by a slightly detuned version of the 3.5 litre six-cylinder engine that was fitted to the M635 CSi at the time.

BMW decided to fit the same engine to a version of the 5 Series sedan, and the basis for the M5 was established.

In 1985 the first M5 was launched with up to 160kW of power, a 0-100km/h time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 245km/h.

While even BMW admits styling was quite subtle, the first M5 was fitted with an upgraded brake package, a lower ride height, M5 badges and a larger wheel and Michelin tyre combination with an early version of ‘run-flat’ technology.

A brochure for the BMW M5 in 1987
A brochure for the BMW M5 in 1987

The second model came in 1988, now with 232kW from its slightly larger six-cylinder engine.

Mechanical updates followed in 1991 and 1994, while the six-cylinder engine was replaced by a 294kW 4.9 litre V8 for 1998, which itself was replaced by a 378kW V10 in 2005.

The current M5 in Australia landed in local showrooms last year, now powered by a V8 once again (re-introduced in 2011) producing 423kW and 680Nm with the Competition Pack – made standard for Australian customers.

Pricing for the regular 2014 BMW M5 in Australia starts at $229,900, plus on-roads.

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