35 years ago, BMW’s M division created a new vehicle category, showed the world what their 4-door family sedan could do and forever changed the way people think about performance cars.
The car in question was the E28 BMW M5 – powered by an in-line six cylinder engine from the BMW M1 mid-engined sports car. More than three decades later, the M5 has grown and evolved into one of the most revered super saloons and BMW is celebrating its anniversary with a “M5 Edition 35 Years” model.
Limited to just 350 units, the special edition model gets the most powerful engine in the model’s history with 625 hp (25 more than standard) and 750 Nm of torque. 0 to 100 km/h is rated at just 3.3 seconds (0.1 second faster than standard) while 0 to 200 km/h takes 10.8 seconds.
Aside from the power gains, the Edition 35 Years model also gets Frozen Dark Grey metallic paint job exclusively from BMW Individual and 20-inch M light alloy wheels in Graphite Grey. The M carbon ceramic brake with gold brake calipers are available as optional extras.
Inside, the cabin is finished in BMW Individual Merino black leather upholstery, gold-anodized aluminium/carbon trims, door sills with “M5 Edition 35 Jahre” inscription and laser engraving of “M5 Edition 35 Jahre 1/350” at the centre console.