2020 BMW M5 Edition 35 Jahre Is Here And It Eats Supercars For Breakfast

BMW is celebrating 35 years of the legendary M5 with a limited-run version based on the M5 Competition.

  •  The BMW M5 was first introduced in 1984 with the E28 generation.
  • The M5 Edition 35 Jahre comes with the same 4.4-litre V8 pushing out 617PS and 750Nm of torque.
  • The supercar slayer does 0-100kmph in just 3.1 seconds, with a top whack of 304kmph.
  • The BMW M5 Edition 35 Jahre will be limited to just 350 units worldwide.

The BMW M5 has always been considered as the prime paradigm of a sleeper car and the benchmark for anything with four doors, which has a bit more aspiration than just being a run-of-the-mill sedan. The idea was simple right from the beginning with the first M5 - take a regular 5 Series, plonk a powerful engine from the M1 supercar, tweak the chassis and give much acclaimed supercars a run for their money.

 Over three decades have passed since the M5 has been obliterating everything in its way and now BMW is commemorating it with a new special and limited-run edition based on the current F90 series M5, dubbed the M5 Edition 35 Jahre.

The current generation M5 is scarily fast and up there with the supercars of today. The M5 35 Jahre (Jahre is German for years by the way) edition is based on the M5 Competition and that means that the 4.4-litre V8 under the hood makes 617PS and 750Nm of torque and sends it to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Even though it weighs close to two tonnes, the M5 Edition 35 Jahre can pick up its skirt and sprint to 100kmph in just 3.1 seconds!

For reference, the Audi R8 V10 Plus takes 3.2 seconds to hit the ton. Top speed is rated at 304kmph, similar to the standard M5. The gearbox can also send power to just the rear wheels for skilled drivers who prefer to drive without the intervention of any electrical nannies. It gets all the chassis improvements from the M5 Competition and that includes stiffer mounts, lower ride height, sports exhaust system, lighter brakes, and more.


The sports sedan receives a unique paint job called BMW Individual Frozen Dark Grey II, which goes well with the sinister nature of the sedan. The wheels are also finished in dark grey and the interiors get Merino black full leather treatment with contrasting beige stitching and anodized gold inserts. BMW has taken a stealthy approach with the sedan, which is also evident from the deletion of badges on the bootlid. Now, supercars won't even know what hit them. It also comes with all the tech seen on the normal M5 Competition.

The sad news is that BMW is only making 350 of these and 35 out of them are already destined for the US, where it goes on sale from September/October 2019. BMW also celebrated 30 years of M5 with the F10 generation which got  a special edition that went by the name ‘Jahre Edition’, also limited to 300 units. Going by this, 2024 might see another special edition and it could be as epic as its predecessors, provided it doesn't get dragged into the electric bandwagon.

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