BMW celebrates 30 years of M5 with 600-hp super sedan.
THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION BMW M5
- Celebrating the first 30 Years of the legendary BMW M5.
- Most powerful production BMW ever
- Reservation phone number to be revealed on Instagram (@BMWUSA)
- Bonus ? one-day M School at The Thermal Club in Palm Springs
Woodcliff Lake, NJ ? 6:00pm EDT/3:00pm PDT May 6, 2014. . . BMW
announced today a limited run of 30 copies of the new 30th Anniversary
Edition BMW M5 for 2015. The BMW M5 "30 Jahre M5" will be
produced in a limited run of 300 examples worldwide, and 30 of them
will be imported to the United States. With an output of 600hp and 516
lb-ft of torque, it will not only be the most powerful M5 ever sold
but also the most powerful BMW production model ever. Starting at
$138,275, including destination and handling, the first 29 copies of
the 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 will be offered to the first 29
customers who reserve it by dialing the dedicated BMW Customer
Relations hotline at 1:00pm EDT (10:00am PDT), on Wednesday, May 21,
2014. The 30th copy of the Edition will be retained by BMW of North
America, LLC, and may be sold at a later date.
Purchasers of a 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 will be invited to a
one-day M Driving School at The Thermal Club, a private motorsports
facility in Palm Springs, CA.
BMW of North America will engage social media as a platform to reveal
the phone number for the reservation hotline for US customers to order
one of the 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5s. That number will be
revealed on BMW of North America's Instagram channel (@BMWUSA) over
the five days leading up to May 21, beginning on Saturday, May 17.
Each day, in addition to revealing portions of the call-in number,
will offer fun facts about each of the successive five generations of
BMW of North America's Instagram channel provides exclusive Ultimate
Driving Machine content to an active community of BMW super fans and
automotive enthusiasts. This audience of nearly 60,000 followers has a
clear passion for the M-brand, with M-specific content consistently
receiving over 30% more engagement than average.
30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 offers increased performance
The 4.4 liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine from the M5 with
Competition Package receives an additional 25 horsepower thanks to
increased turbocharger pressure and engine control module
enhancements. Elsewhere, the addition of a dedicated control module
allows the Active M Differential to react sooner and improve the
traction when exiting corners.
Capable of 0 to 60 mph in an estimated 3.7 seconds, the 30th
Anniversary Edition BMW M5 adds an improved M-specific Servotronic
function as well as an improved M Dynamic mode, prepared to use the
full potential of the increased power and traction.
30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 includes unique styling and interior
Featuring a Frozen Dark Silver Metallic exterior, part of the BMW
Individual palette of hues, the 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 is
also identified with Black Chrome "30 Jahre M5" (German for
30 years of the M5) badges, appearing on the kidney grill surrounds,
the front fenders, door handles and twin dual exhaust pipes. The
exterior of the 30th Anniversary Edition M5 is further complemented by
20 inch, bi-color M light-alloy wheels.
"30 Jahre M5" badges are also featured in the interior, with
a 1/300 identification number integrated into the Aluminum Trace trim
strip on the front passenger side of the cockpit.
A black Alcantara/Leather combination graces the M multifunctional
seats which also include embroidered "30 Jahre M5" badges.
The center console and the door panels are also covered in black
Alcantara, while the headliner features Alcantara Anthracite.
Invitation to Exclusive BMW M Driving School at The Thermal Club
In order to further enhance the M experience with this vehicle, buyers
of the 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 will be invited to an exclusive
one-day track event and M driving school at The Thermal Club in Palm
Springs, CA. The event will be held in the Fall of 2014 with more
details to follow.
Celebrating five generations of M5.
30 years have passed since a group of engineers at BMW Motorsport GmbH
proposed using the inline-6 cylinder engine originally developed for
the BMW M1 and fitting it into the BMW 5 Series Sedan, essentially
creating the segment defining high performance sedan and setting a
foundation for the next four generations of the BMW M5.
BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since
1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in
2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include
marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW
brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and
the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic
design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon
Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW
Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group's global
manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all
X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The
BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through
networks of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 119 MINI passenger car dealers,
and 34 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW
Group's sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff
Lake, New Jersey.
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