As part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations of its M division, BMW has launched the 50 Jahre M Edition of the M5 Competition in India priced at Rs 1.80 crore (ex-showroom, India). The manufacturer has previously introduced seven special edition models – the M340i, 630i M Sport, 530i M Sport, M4 Competition, X7 40i M Sport, X4 M Sport, and the M8 Competition coupe. BMW will soon be introducing two more 50 Jahre M Editions in India.
- Gets a new exclusive colour scheme
- Remains mechanically unchanged
BMW M5 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition: exterior highlights
Compared to the standard M5 Competition sedan, the 50 Jahre M Edition is exclusively available in a new BMW individual paint shade – Aventurine Red. BMW has also added a dark tint effect on the headlights as well as the tail-lights of the M5 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition. Other highlights include the gloss black kidney grille, a carbon fibre-finished roof, 20-inch black alloy wheels with red brake callipers and an M Sport exhaust system finished in black.
Like the previous special editions, the M5 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition also gets additional M badges – at the front, rear and on the hub caps – inspired by early BMW Motorsport race cars. It features a unique design that sports semicircles in blue, violet and red colours.
BMW M5 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition: interior, powertrain details
The interior layout of the special edition M5 Competition remains largely similar to the standard car. The M5 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition features leather merino upholstery as standard, M seat belts, M seats with illuminated logos on the headrests and an anthracite-finished headliner. BMW has also equipped the BMW M5 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition with soft close doors and a comfort access system which includes keyless entry, auto locking and a hands-free tailgate as standard. Its other highlighting features include the 12.3-inch digital driver’s display and infotainment system, ambient lighting, 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
With no mechanical changes, the BMW M5 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition continues to be powered by the same 625hp, 750Nm, 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine as the standard car. Paired to an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission, the special edition M5 can accelerate from 0-100kph in just 3.3 seconds. It also comes equipped with the xDrive all-wheel drive system, adaptive suspension and three driving modes – Road, Sport, and Track.