It’s been 30 years since the first ever BMW M5 - the E28 - took its first public bow at the 1984 Amsterdam Motor Show. Powered by the race-derived 3.5-litre in-line, six-cylinder engine producing 285PS of max power, the E28 was known to be the fastest production sedan in the world. Fast forward thirty years, and the German auto giant is prepping a special edition of its F10 M5 to mark the model’s 30th birthday. The model is being tagged as the 30th Anniversary BMW M5 - the initial details of which, have been leaked online.
As per the leaked information, it is understood that the 30th Anniversary BMW M5 will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre, V8 engine that is common to all F10 M5s, but the one on the special edition has been tuned to put out a massive 600PS of max power and colossal 700Nm of peak torque.
To put those numbers in perspective, the stock M5 delivers up to 560PS of max power and under the potent Competition Package that number is bumped by to 575PS. With the latter, the 0 to 100 kmph mark is reached in mere 4.3 seconds and we reckon, that the 30th Anniversary M5 will improve the timing slightly.
The leaked brochure of the special edition model suggests that the sedan will feature BMW’s M-tuned 7-Speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and will also bring forth the Competition Package. Other highlights on the 30th Anniversary M5 are the 20-inch polished jet black alloy wheels and 30th Anniversary badging on the outside. The model could also sport a limited run Frozen Dark Silver paint job and dark chrome surrounds on the grille, door handles, the fender-mounted air vents and the exhaust pipes.
On the inside, the BMW M5 is expected to sport upholstered seats in a combination of leather and alcantara with the 30th Anniversary stitching and alcantara steering wheel, console, arm-rest and door handle upholstery.
The special 30th Anniversary BMW M5 will be officially presented at the upcoming 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed and the model will be limited to only 300 units worldwide.