The 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5

by Bernie McGroarty on May 6, 2014, 9:00 pm
”m5 30years”
  • Celebrating the first 30 Years of the legendary BMW M5.
  • Most powerful production BMW ever
  • Reservation phone number to be revealed on Instagram (@BMWUSA)
  • Bonus – one-day M School at The Thermal Club in Palm Springs
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – 6:00pm EDT/3:00pm PDT May 6, 2014. . . BMW announced today a limited run of 30 copies of the new 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 for 2015. The BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” will be produced in a limited run of 300 examples worldwide, and 30 of them will be imported to the United States. With an output of 600hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, it will not only be the most powerful M5 ever sold but also the most powerful BMW production model ever. Starting at $138,275, including destination and handling, the first 29 copies of the 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 will be offered to the first 29 customers who reserve it by dialing the dedicated BMW Customer Relations hotline at 1:00pm EDT (10:00am PDT), on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The 30th copy of the Edition will be retained by BMW of North America, LLC, and may be sold at a later date.

Purchasers of a 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 will be invited to a one-day M Driving School at The Thermal Club, a private motorsports facility in Palm Springs, CA.

BMW of North America will engage social media as a platform to reveal the phone number for the reservation hotline for US customers to order one of the 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5s. That number will be revealed on BMW of North America's Instagram channel (@BMWUSA) over the five days leading up to May 21, beginning on Saturday, May 17. Each day, in addition to revealing portions of the call-in number, will offer fun facts about each of the successive five generations of BMW M5.

BMW of North America's Instagram channel provides exclusive Ultimate Driving Machine content to an active community of BMW super fans and automotive enthusiasts. This audience of nearly 60,000 followers has a clear passion for the M-brand, with M-specific content consistently receiving over 30% more engagement than average.

”m5 30years”

30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 offers increased performance
The 4.4 liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine from the M5 with Competition Package receives an additional 25 horsepower thanks to increased turbocharger pressure and engine control module enhancements. Elsewhere, the addition of a dedicated control module allows the Active M Differential to react sooner and improve the traction when exiting corners.

Capable of 0 to 60 mph in an estimated 3.7 seconds, the 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 adds an improved M-specific Servotronic function as well as an improved M Dynamic mode, prepared to use the full potential of the increased power and traction.

”m5 30years”

30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 includes unique styling and interior details
Featuring a Frozen Dark Silver Metallic exterior, part of the BMW Individual palette of hues, the 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 is also identified with Black Chrome “30 Jahre M5” (German for 30 years of the M5) badges, appearing on the kidney grill surrounds, the front fenders, door handles and twin dual exhaust pipes. The exterior of the 30th Anniversary Edition M5 is further complemented by 20 inch, bi-color M light-alloy wheels.

“30 Jahre M5” badges are also featured in the interior, with a 1/300 identification number integrated into the Aluminum Trace trim strip on the front passenger side of the cockpit.
A black Alcantara/Leather combination graces the M multifunctional seats which also include embroidered “30 Jahre M5” badges. The center console and the door panels are also covered in black Alcantara, while the headliner features Alcantara Anthracite.

”m5 30years”

Invitation to Exclusive BMW M Driving School at The Thermal Club
In order to further enhance the M experience with this vehicle, buyers of the 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 will be invited to an exclusive one-day track event and M driving school at The Thermal Club in Palm Springs, CA. The event will be held in the Fall of 2014 with more details to follow.

Celebrating five generations of M5.
30 years have passed since a group of engineers at BMW Motorsport GmbH proposed using the inline-6 cylinder engine originally developed for the BMW M1 and fitting it into the BMW 5 Series Sedan, essentially creating the segment defining high performance sedan and setting a foundation for the next four generations of the BMW M5.

”m5 30years”


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10 responses to The 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5

FTC commented:
May 7, 2014, 7:10 pm

Love what I am seeing and reading. I am a huge M5 fan, I believe it is bmw's best all around M car and I am glad to see they are doing something for the 30th anniversary. I am disappointed there is no six speed manual and maybe two more color choices, but I still love it. It really has me seriously considering it.
anjindai commented:
May 8, 2014, 5:04 am

Yes, choice of manual transmission and color would be nice.
dms540i commented:
May 9, 2014, 9:25 pm

I don't know. $138 big ones. Including shipping and handling. And you call a special number. and you get great handling. Really?
blackontan commented:
May 11, 2014, 2:44 am

No manual... disappointing, Is this an M5? or a collector car that will never be driven? Ultimate driving machine? Well, I'm sure it still smolders the tires, that is if you drive it....
hrdlyhuman commented:
May 21, 2014, 1:35 pm

How do you guy's think the value of this car will fair over time? Given the rarity, is there any expectation that it will appreciate over time?
absent1994 commented:
May 25, 2014, 1:18 pm

It's different for US.
3 options only:
Carbon Ceramic Brakes
B & O Sound System
Manual Transmission
I picked the CCBs only, since it will be my new daily driver and Dual Clutch makes more sense in Chicago traffic.
FTC commented:
May 25, 2014, 1:31 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by absent1994 View Post
It's different for US.
3 options only:
Carbon Ceramic Brakes
B & O Sound System
Manual Transmission
I picked the CCBs only, since it will be my new daily driver and Dual Clutch makes more sense in Chicago traffic.
I see in your main auto menu you list the e63 AMG s as your vehicle, how do you like the e63 AMG s ? I tried one out this weekend and I have to admit I was very impressed with the performance. Did you order a 30 the anniversary M5 ?
absent1994 commented:
May 25, 2014, 3:19 pm

I did order the 30 Jahre, concerned though about performance, since my E63 is Renntech modded and has close to 700HP at the crank.
Curious about the Frozen Silver maintenance (daily use).
E63 is fabulous, lots of power and it is all usable in all conditions (4WD)
FTC commented:
May 25, 2014, 7:52 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by absent1994 View Post
I did order the 30 Jahre, concerned though about performance, since my E63 is Renntech modded and has close to 700HP at the crank.
Curious about the Frozen Silver maintenance (daily use).
E63 is fabulous, lots of power and it is all usable in all conditions (4WD)
I test drove the E63 AMG Saturday. I was very impressed with the performance. The Amg is on rails as far as handling, no question. It is very fast. Although I really like the looks of the M5 better. I like the interior of the M5 better. The seats are more comfortable in the M5. I like the transmission better in the M5( I am running the 6 speed manual in my M5 and I love it !). I liked the exhaust on the Amg, I liked how the seats tightened around you when you go into turns. I wish you could manually shift the transmission lever in manual instead of just with paddles.
Again what really impressed me about the AMG was the handling and the speed. Although today I took the M5 out for a drive on the kancamangus highway in New Hampshire, which is a very twisty long stretch of route 113 thru the white mountains. Every time I drive the M5 I have a big smile on my face. Between shifting the gears manually and taking the twisties ridiculously fast, wow.
After driving both cars back to back my honest assessment is with the AWD the E63 AMG is better handling car and lightning fast. But at the end of the day the M5 is more fun to drive and is the better all around car, although having the AWD is very appealing to those of us who live in the northeast. The reality is it's the 6 speed manual and the RWD that make the M5 the more enjoyable car to drive. I also like the NAV screen and the navigation better in the M5.

Just my thoughts. It is really unbelievabably hard to chose between the sedans.
StevenJMenna commented:
June 1, 2014, 2:20 pm

I have one of the 29 allocated spots for the 30th Anniversary M5. Just put the order in.

Debating on keeping it or selling at the premium.

Thoughts?

If interested, email me at stevenjmenna@me.com