- The 2015 BMW M5 30th Anniversary Edition, which celebrates a major milestone for the high-performance German sedan, starts at $138,275.
- The automaker said this is the most powerful production BMW ever.
- The production run for the U.S. will be limited to 30 cars.
WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey — The 2015 BMW M5 30th Anniversary Edition, which celebrates a major milestone for the high-performance German sedan, starts at $138,275, including a $925 destination charge, according to BMW.
Buyers should also expect to pay a $1,300 gas-guzzler tax on the car.
The automaker said this is the most powerful production BMW ever. The special model delivers 600 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
The 4.4-liter BMW M TwinPower turbocharged V8 engine from the M5 with Competition package receives an additional 25 hp thanks to increased turbocharger pressure and engine control module enhancements.
The production run for the U.S. will be limited to 30 cars. The first 29 copies of the 30th Anniversary Edition will go to the first 29 customers who reserve it by dialing the dedicated BMW Customer Relations hotline at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 21. The 30th copy will be kept by BMW of North America and may be sold at a later date.
The phone number will be revealed on BMW of North America's Instagram channel (@BMWUSA) over the five days leading up to May 21, beginning on Saturday, May 17.
Each day, in addition to revealing portions of the call-in number, BMW will offer fun facts about each of the successive five generations of the BMW M5.
Purchasers of a 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 will be invited to a one-day M Driving School at The Thermal Club, a private motorsports facility in Palm Springs, California.
The 30th Anniversary Edition model features a Frozen Dark Silver Metallic exterior paint color and 20-inch bi-color M light-alloy wheels.
The cabin includes "30 Jahre M5 badges" and leather trim.
Edmunds says: The few buyers who get their hands on this special BMW M5 will pay a substantial premium, especially when you consider that the base 2014 BMW M5 starts at $95,125.