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BMW saluted the 30th anniversary of its groundbreaking M5 sports sedan with a powerfully tuned special edition that reaffirmed the German automaker’s commitment to refined performance. Only 29 examples of the 300 units produced would be offered to the American public, and those owners were chosen exclusively through a social media lottery. Purchasers were invited to a private BMW driving school to fully learn the extraordinary capabilities of this special car.
This highly tuned variant produced 32 hp more than BMW’s standard M5, and 17 hp over a similarly equipped Competition Package M5. Further refinements were made to the anniversary car’s M-Dynamic mode and M-specific Servotronic feature. According to BMW, the improvements rocketed the car from 0–60 mph in 3.7 seconds. These special-edition cars came finished in the BMW Individual shade of Frozen Dark Silver Metallic and are visually distinguished by “30 Jahre M5” exterior badging and sill plates. Its 20" alloy wheels, tailpipes, side vents, and iconic kidney grille are offset in striking black chrome.
More than just a commemorative edition, the 30 Jahre is a high-performance bookend to three decades of BMW’s legendary M5 series. The example here is presented in outstanding condition with its optional Bang & Olufsen sound system, M carbon ceramic brakes, books, accessories, and original window sticker. Showing just 520 miles at the time of cataloguing, this recently serviced example requires no lottery to own – and is one of the most exclusive BMWs of its era.