BMW has launched the 50 Jahre M Edition of the 530i M Sport in India at a price tag of Rs 67.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This makes it the third special edition model after the brand launched the M340i and the 630i M Sport. As part of the ongoing 50-year anniversary celebrations of its M Performance division, BMW will launch seven more '50 Jahre Editions' in India, which will include cars like the M4, M5, and its SUV range.
- Features four exclusive colour schemes
- Remains mechanically unchanged
- Gets three optional exterior packages
BMW 530i M Sport 50 Jahre M Edition: exterior highlights
Compared to the standard car, the 530i M Sport 50 Jahre M Edition gets key cosmetic changes and is exclusively available in four BMW Individual paint shades – Carbon Black, Bernina Grey Amber, Phytonic Blue and Alpine White. These changes include the darkened LED headlamps, the gloss black kidney grille and window surrounds, and the 18-inch black alloy wheels with red brake calipers.
The model will also get M emblems – at the front, rear and hub caps – inspired by early BMW Motorsport race cars, and features a design that sports semicircles in blue, violet and red.
BMW is offering three exclusive packages on the limited edition model. The first of which is the Racer’s package that includes black side skirts along with a matte black-finished rear spoiler and key fob. The Motorsports package offers the wing mirrors finished in carbon fibre, while the Carbon package comes with carbon fibre-finished kidney grille and rear spoiler.
BMW 530i M Sport 50 Jahre M Edition: interiors, powertrain
On the inside, the interior layout and cabin remains similar to the standard 530i M Sport. However, BMW has equipped the special edition with a Cognac upholstery with contrast stitching for the sport seats, a piano black finish on the centre console and black ceramic surround for the controls.
The features on the 530i M Sport 50 Jahre M Edition remain the same as the standard car and include an 12.3-inch digital driver’s display and infotainment system, four-zone climate control, ambient lighting, Harmon Kardon sound system and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
With no mechanical changes under the skin, the 530i M Sport 50 Jahre M Edition continues to be powered by the same 252hp, 350Nm, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine as the standard car. Paired to an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission, the 530i M Sport 50 Jahre M Edition can accelerate from 0-100 kph in just 6.1 seconds.
BMW’s India plans
The German brand currently sells four M models in the Indian market – the M4 Competition, M5 Competition, M8 Coupe and the X5M Competition. BMW has also announced that it will be opening M Certified dealerships in India where customers can shop exclusively for everything related to the M brand – cars, accessories and merchandise.