Limited Edition

BMW's New M5 Is Ultra-Exclusive And Packs An Insane 600 Horsepower

Only 50 will be made so even if you had the money it'd be tough to get one.

Those who were itching to write a check for an exclusive $130,000 BMW were left disappointed when it was announced that all 700 units of the magical water-injected M4 GTS were sold out. Thankfully BMW still wants fans to write it checks, so it put its M Division engineers back to work to cook up the hottest “high performance business sedan” to appease wealthy buyers who enjoy bragging about their cars over cigars. Dubbed the Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition, the car is based on the M5 sedan.

In this special guise, the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 gets a 40 horsepower and 16 lb-ft of torque boost over its standard sibling to yield 600 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. This unit sits in front of a seven-speed M transmission with two clutches enabling the transfer of kinetic energy. BMW estimates that the power boost will get the lardy sedan from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, 0.1 seconds quicker than the everyman M5. If the driver doesn’t relent, this M5 will keep on rampaging up to 190 mph, an increase of 35 mph over the normal M5’s top speed thanks to the M Driver’s Package that comes standard on this special edition. Also included in the price premium is an enhanced version of the M Competition package for track days.

The 20” forged wheels are the first of the upgrades on the package. The car is also lowered 0.4 inches and rests on stiffer dampers. Track prowess is exacerbated by an active M differential that’s been updated to ensure proper traction given the power upgrade. Even the M Dynamic mode gets a software update to make the Dynamic Stability Control system play nice with the special edition model, but carbon ceramic brakes come standard in case the extra power proves to be too much. To orient drivers with their super business class transporters, the standard Driver’s Package includes a one-day pass to BMW’s high performance driving schools in either South Carolina or California, whichever is closer.

Typical of BMW’s M Division, the enhancements don’t stop at the mechanical level, they spill over onto the visual side of things too. An M Performance exhaust with carbon bezel joins the blacked out M Performance kidney grilles to accent the special paint job. BMW claims that the Pure Metal Silver paint is the most exclusive of BMW’s Individual line. In pictures, it may appear to be little more than a glorified shade of silver, but in the metal it reflects light like a diamond using a special effect pigment with a water-based paint system. The sparkle is made possible by hundreds of thousands of aluminum flakes that invade every nook and cranny of the body and are triple checked for perfection by BMW’s experienced paint booth artists.

The interior is no less expressive with aluminum trim tying together the interior and exterior while the driver and lucky passengers are hugged by Merino leather seats stitched with threads of a contrasting color. A badge reading “Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition 1/50” is found inside to remind the driver that if they crash, only 49 of these beauties will be left on Earth. A total of $131,850 is the amount of cash prospective buyers will need to have in hand when the car's August 2016 release date rolls around. If you’re wondering why someone would pay $37,750 over a base M5 for this car, then this BMW is not meant for you. In any case, we’re sure BMW will have no problem finding garages for all 50 of these striking silver machines.

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