The F10 generation of the BMW 5 Series has been in production since 2011. So, before BMW closes the chapter on the current 5 Series, they will release a pair of final limited edition models of the M5 for Europe and U.S. U.S. bound BMW M5 models will be labeled as Pure Metal Silver Edition M5.
The Pure Metal Silver Edition M5 receives a bump in power and torque, a special paint scheme, blacked out accent trims, chassis enhancements, and special interior badges to mark its exclusivity.
The name of this limited edition M5 is in reference to its exterior color, Pure Metal Silver. BMW says that the color is applied with a layering process which creates a special reflective surface. The 5-spoke 20-inch rims (a $1300 option on the regular M5) are standard on this model, along with blacked out kidney grilles and faux carbon-fiber trim around the exhaust tips.
Inside, the M5 features an aluminum trimmed cabin with a “Pure Metal Silver 1/50” badge to highlight its exclusivity.
Additional boost from the turbos increase the 4.4 L twin-turbo V8’s power output to an even 600 horsepower and 516 lb. ft. torque. This is a gain of 25 horsepower and 16 lb.ft. torque compared to the regular M5 with Competition Package. Manual transmission purists will be disappointed to hear that this special edition M5 only comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The Pure Metal Silver Edition M5 includes all of the chassis enhancements found in the regular BMW M5 with Competition Package ($7300) which includes a firmer suspension setup that lowers the ride height by 0.4 inches, re-tuned steering, and a revised “M Dynamic” stability- control mode. The limited edition M5 also gets the M Driver’s package, which raises the car’s top speed from 155 to 190 mph.
New owners can familiarize themselves with the special edition M5 at BMW’s high-performance driving schools in California and South Carolina.
The 2016 BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Editions go on sale in August with a price tag of $133,195.
Initially, the price may feel a bit steep. However, after doing some simple calculation, the price tag of the special edition M5 is a relative bargain. A similarly equipped M5 with competition package minus the power bump and the special paint retails for around $120,000.
With only 50 copies arriving Stateside, you better hurry to your local BMW dealer to secure a copy. With such a limited quantity, this special edition M5 will be hard to come by.
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