That’s what BMW has done with its legendary M5, although the “30 JAHRE///M5” (30 Years of the M5) badges found on the front fender engine vent trim, doorsill plates, and sewn into the seat inserts, plus the “30 JAHRE///M5 x/300” plaque fixed to the passenger-side dash are a great deal more important than most special edition hardware, as they celebrate 30 years of the most revered sport sedan to ever hit the road. The only bad news is that the “x” in the nomenclature above represents 1 through 300 limited edition models.
As if anyone buying this car cares in the slightest, as part of one of the shortest press releases BMW has ever issued the automaker decided to include this most powerful BMW’s fuel economy and CO2 emissions ratings, the former equaling 9.9 L/100km combined city/highway and the latter an average of 231 g/km.
If it were all about engine output the M5 simply wouldn’t be an M5, therefore unique
Even more exclusive than the 45 Euro-spec M3s that came to Canada for model year 1994, all of North America will receive an allocation of only thirty 30-year anniversary M5s, so if you haven’t spoken for yours yet it’s undoubtedly gone already, being that the order books were reportedly opened way back on May 21st.
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