BMW launched the 50 Jahre M Edition of the M5 Competition in India as part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations of its M division, with a price tag of 1.80 crore (ex-showroom, India). The M340i, 630i M Sport, 5830i M Sport, M4 Competition, X7 40i M Sport, X4 M Sport, and M8 Competition coupe are the company’s previous special edition models. BMW will soon launch two more 50 Jahre M Editions in India.
In comparison to the standard M5 Competition sedan, the 50 Jahre M Edition is only available in Aventurine Red, a new BMW individual paint shade. The German automaker has also added a dark tint effect to the M5 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition’s headlights and taillights. Other notable features include a gloss black kidney grille, a carbon fiber-finished roof, 20-inch black alloy wheels with red brake callipers, and a black M Sport exhaust system.
The M5 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition, like previous special editions, gets additional M badges at the front, rear, and on the hub caps, inspired by early BMW Motorsport race cars. It has a one-of-a-kind design with semicircles in blue, violet, and red.
The interior layout of the special edition M5 Competition is largely unchanged from the standard model. The M5 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition comes standard with leather merino upholstery, M seat belts, illuminated logos on the headrests, and an anthracite-finished headliner. BMW has also included soft close doors and a comfort access system with keyless entry, auto locking, and a hands-free tailgate as standard on the BMW M5 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition. It also has a 12.3-inch digital driver display and infotainment system, ambient lighting, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
This special edition car retains the same 625hp, 750Nm, 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine as the standard car, with no mechanical changes. The special edition M5 accelerates from 0 to 100kph in 3.3 seconds when equipped with an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission.