BMW launches limited-run M5 Edition 35 Years

BMW will celebrate 35 years of its M5 super saloon with a limited-run reworking of the 616bhp M5 Competition.

The BMW M5 Edition 35 years features the same tuned version of the 4.4-litre V8 twin turbo engine as the M5 Competition, which produces 553lb ft of torque and can achieve 0-62mph in 3.3 seconds on its way to a limited top speed of 155mph.

The all-wheel-drive model also features the lowered and stiffened suspension from the M5 Competition, along with ball-joined rear suspension mountings and upgraded front anti-roll bars.

The 350 examples of the M5 Edition 35 Years that will be produced feature a number of design changes, including a new metallic grey paint, and new 20-inch alloy wheels. The brake calipers are finished in high-gloss black, while the calipers on the optional M carbon ceramic brakes are available in a golf finish.

The interior features a number of trim finishers made from aluminium carbon structure gold in the door trim, instrument panel and centre console. The door sills and cupholder covers feature M5 Edition 35 engravings.

The M5 Edition 35 Years will go on sale in July. No pricing details have been revealed, but it is likely to be above the £96,205 of the standard M5 Competition.

The first M5, which featured an in-line six-cylinder engine taken from the mid-engined M1, was launched in late 1984.