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BMW M5 Pure edition on sale in Australia from $185,000

September 3, 2015

BMW M fans in Australia will be excited to hear the local arm has just announced two new variants of the epic M5 sports sedan. Introducing the M5 Pure, and M5 Nighthawk and White Shadow limited editions.

BMW M5 Pure

Starting with the M5 Pure. This is a slightly stripped out and barer version of the M5. BMW says it has been created for customers who want a focus on performance essence. It is priced from $185,000, which is around $45,000 under the regular M5 price. That doesn’t mean it is equipped like a mobile lavatory though.

The Pure comes with 20-inch alloy wheels, trademark frozen exterior paint, and of course the mighty beating heart of a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 under the bonnet. It produces 412kW and 680Nm, sending twist through a dual-clutch seven-speed auto and into a rear-wheel drive system.

Acceleration takes just 4.3 seconds (claimed), while M suspension with dynamic damper control and an Active M differential ensure maximum precision and agility when the road goes curvy.

As for the Nighthawk and White Shadow editions, both come with the higher-spec ‘Competition Pack’ engine tune which unleashes 423kW and 680Nm. The engine cuts the claimed 0-100km/h time down to 4.2 seconds.

Distinguishing features include a premium Bang & Olufsen stereo system with 16 speakers, a carbon fibre interior trim pack, sun blinds for the rear windows, Alcantara roof liner, and a comprehensive on-board interface with TV, internet, and four-zone climate control.

The special editions can be had in either Frozen Black and Azurite black, or Frozen White and Brilliant White colour schemes. Just 10 examples of the two special editions will go on sale in Australia.

These new models expand the M5 lineup and give buyers a chance to go for something even more bespoke than the somewhat exclusive regular M5. They officially hit the showrooms in August. See below for the prices (excluding on-road costs):

2015 BMW M5 Pure – $185,000
2015 BMW M5 Nighthawk – $235,930
2015 BMW M5 White Shadow – $235,930
(2015 BMW M5 – $229,540)

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.