Both the new M5 and standard 5-Series are getting the Mission: Impossible treatment.
In the film industry, there was a time when BMW supplied cars to the James Bond franchise, but more recently the Bavarian automaker’s cars have featured prominently in the Mission Impossible spy series. This month’s release of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the sixth film in the long-running franchise, will be no different, as Tom Cruise will be driving the new F90 BMW M5. To celebrate this collaboration, BMW is launching a special “Mission Impossible” edition of both the new BMW 5 Series and the M5.
Unusually, however, both models will only be available in Japan. Dubbed the BMW M5 Edition Mission: Impossible, the special edition M car is based on the M5 Competition model, which means its 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 has been tuned to deliver 617 hp, enabling the super sedan to hit 62 mph in 3.3 seconds. It’s finished exclusively in Singapore Grey, matching the car that features in the movie. Further distinguishing the special edition sedan are blacked-out kidney grilles and side mirror caps, and a “Mission Impossible” sticker adorning the B-pillar. Inside, the interior is adorned with piano trim and Merino leather.
Pricing starts from 19,640,000 yen ($177,587) in Japan excluding tax, insurance and other expenses. It’s just a shame it can’t be remotely driven like the movie car. The BMW 5-Series Edition Mission: Impossible, on the other hand, is finished in Black Sapphire complemented with an M Performance kidney grille, ‘Mission: Impossible’ sticker on the B pillar and 19-inch alloy wheels. Inside the cabin you’ll find Dakota leather in black along with BMW Individual trims. Both the standard sedan sedan and Touring models are getting the Mission Impossible treatment, which will be available for the 523i, 523d and 530i models.
Pricing for the 5-Series starts at 7,950,000 Yen ($71,885) for the 523i and goes up to 8,830,000 Yen ($79,800) for the 530i. Both cars are available in both left- and right-hand drive specifications. As well as the new M5, Tom Cruise will also be careering through the streets of Paris in a 1986 BMW 5 Series Sedan during a tense chase scene.