BMW M5 Edition 35 Years announced, just 350 being made

May 17, 2019

Avid BMW M5 fans mights remember the M5 30 years edition. Well, it’s back… sort of. Welcome to the 2019 BMW M5 Edition 35 Years. It comes with a range of exclusive trimmings, helping to celebrate 35 years of the iconic performance sedan.

Based on the new M5 Competition, the Edition 35 Years is powered by the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 that produces a whopping 460kW and 750Nm. This is sent through an eight-speed auto and into an adjustable all-wheel drive system which includes a rear-wheel drive mode.

Across the usual 0-100km/h sprint the beastly sedan takes just 3.3 seconds, with 0-200km/h coming up in just 10.8 seconds. These are some mental figures, let alone for a comfortable five-seat sedan. We’re not sure what the figures would be like in rear-wheel drive mode, but we’re guessing it’d be about a second slower.

For the special edition BMW has applied a fresh coat of Frozen Dark Grey II metallic from the BMW Individual catalogue. This presents a silky matt finish. Matching this is a set of 20-inch M light alloy wheels in Y spoke design, finished in Graphite Grey created exclusively for the special edition. Buyers can then apply the optional carbon ceramic brake option to sit behind.

Inside is similarly enhanced, with full Merino leather also from BMW Individual, in black and beige, while something called “aluminium carbon structure gold anodised” trimmings are placed around the dash and console. There’s also unique door sill plates with “M5 Edition 35 Jahre 1/350” etched on.

As hinted by the sill plates, BMW is planning to build just 350 examples of the special edition for global markets. Sales open from July this year. It’s unclear if any will be offered in Australia. We’ll keep you updated.

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.