It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 35 years since the first BMW M5 rolled off the assembly line. To celebrate this historic milestone, the folks from Bavaria have cooked up a limited-edition M5 that’s based on the current M5 Competition.
Feast your eyes on the 2020 BMW M5 Edition 35 Years. The name is a little… odd? But if you can get past that, the M5 Edition 35 Years has a lot to like about it.
As you can see here, the exterior is finished in a special BMW Individual Frozen Dark Grey II metallic paint with a special pigmentation that gives off the appearance of a silk matte surface finish. The 20 inch M light alloy Y-spoke design wheels, finished in Graphite Grey are exclusive to this model. The brake calipers are finished in high-gloss black, another visible feature unique to the M5 Edition 35 Years. Badge deletion from the trunk finishes off the exterior in an elegant and understated way.
But the interior is where things get really shine. Literally. The M Sport seats are finished in BMW Individual Merino black full leather with contrasting beige stitching. The center console, door trim sections and instrument panel area are finished in a shimmering gold anodized aluminum carbon, another exclusive to the M5 Edition 35 Years model. Door sill plates and the center console door bear the engraving; “M5 Edition 35 Jahre”.
If you want one, you’d better hurry, as BMW is only building 350 of these special edition variants, with 35 of them coming here to the US, with production slated for September and October. They will be loaded models, with the otherwise optional Executive Package and M Driver’s Package included as standard kit.
The price? A not-so-insignificant $128,995. Is it worth the premium over a “regular” M5 Competition, which starts at $110,000? You’ll have to decide that for yourself.