America usually misses out on limited-edition models, but BMW has just made an ultra-exclusive version of its M5. So if you didn’t manage to snag one of the 30 units of the 30th anniversary BMW M5 that came to the U.S. last year, here’s your second chance. Only 50 units of the Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition will be made, and the high-performance sedan is a US-only affair. Built upon a M5 with the Competition Package, the special edition boasts more power and a unique paint job to make it stand out from the regular M5.
The Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition is up to 600 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, which is 25 hp and 16 lb-ft. of torque more than a M5 fitted with the Competition Package. The added power is from an increase in boost pressure and “targeted modifications.” Thanks to the M dual-clutch transmission with Drivelogic, zero to 60 mph is dealt with in 3.9 seconds. The special edition is only marginally quicker than a base M5, so the power increase is more useful in the real world.
On the outside, the Pure Metal Silver paint job is one of the special edition’s defining features. The color is BMW’s most expensive paint option – it costs $10,000 in BMW Individual’s Catalog. The paint job is stunning and gives the M5 a chrome-like look. Besides the paint, the special edition retains the 20-inch M alloy wheels, black M Performance kidney grill, and M Performance Exhaust with carbon bezel as the M5 with the Competition Package.
The interior features Merino (gray) leather with contrast stitching and aluminum trim to match the sedan’s unique paint job. Each vehicle will have a badge (ranging from one to 50) highlighting the vehicle’s limited quantity on the trim.
Pricing for the Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition starts at $130,900 plus a $995 destination and handling fee. That represents a $30,000 price hike over the M5 with the Competition Package. However the special edition does come with the M Driver’s Package as standard, which raises the top speed to 190 mph and includes an entire day of high-performance driving at BMW‘s Performance Center in California or South Carolina. But buyers should prepare to act quickly when the Pure Metal Silver editions go on sale in August, as the 50-unit run should make this special M5 hard to come by.