Last week, the good people of Bimmerpost leaked some news suggesting that we can reasonably expect a BMW M2 to arrive sometime around Fall 2015. This week, Bimmerpost dropped another nice little egg in our baskets by leaking the details on the 30th Anniversary Edition M5.
Because it is an M5, and because it is a special edition M5, you know this thing is stupid. How stupid? Around 600 horsepower stupid. Yeah, that stupid.
According to the original post that appeared just Monday morning, the 30th Anniversary Edition M5 will begin production sometime this July in a suspected run of 300 examples. The commemorative M5 will get a 32 horsepower and 14 lb-ft torque boost over the previous M5 and will come standard with a Competition Package, 20” Style 601M wheels in polished jet black, Alcantara and Merino leather interior with unique stitching, and 30th Anniversary Edition badging. Yum.
The 30th Anniversary edition M5 is reported to be offered only in Frozen Dark Silver Metallic (although the photos themselves show Frozen Grey Metallic) and with dual-clutch transmission (sorry, manual lovers).
Bimmerpost also believes that the limited-run M5 will debut next month at the Nurburgring for the 2014 M Festival. The original BMW M5 made its debut 30 years ago at the 1984 Amsterdam Motor Show and has become the stuff of legend in the time since.
Here’s hoping there’s meat to this rumor. Should BMW confirm the limited edition M5 in Germany next month, we will have all the latest information over here at The News Wheel. In the meantime, feast your eyes on the leaked images (via Bimmerpost) below.