BMW is extending the availability of its Pure Metal M5 to United States where only 50 cars will be available.
BMW has not one, but two special editions to reveal today. The M5 Competition Edition is a limited-run model set to be sold all over the world whereas this M5 Pure Metal Silver is only for United States. To be fair, the Pure Metal is not exactly an all-new special edition since the car was originally introduced in South Africa back in October last year. That’s why if you compare the cars from the two sets of images you’ll notice these are identical, with the exception of the license plates and the mandatory U.S. side marker lights.
Its heart and soul is the very familiar biturbo 4.4-liter V8 engine developing a massive 600 horsepower (441 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 newton-meters) of torque as seen in the M5 “30 Jahre M5” special edition that was available in United States a couple of years ago. The car comes as standard with the Competition and M Driver’s packages bringing an assortment of upgrades, including a more generous top speed limiter that kicks in at 190 mph (305 kph) rather than at 155 mph (250 kph) as it’s the case with the standard M5.
The Pure Metal Silver M5 sits on 20-inch forged wheels and has been lowered by 0.4 inches compared to the standard car while the spring damper systems and stabilizers have a stiffer setup. As the name of the special edition implies, the limited-run model can only be had in Pure Metal Silver which is being billed as the most exclusive paint in BMW Individual’s catalog. To further spice things up, the kidney grille has a black finish and the M Performance exhaust features a carbon bezel.
The interior is home to full leather Merino upholstery featuring contrast stitching and there’s also an individually-numbered badge to denote it’s not the run-of-the-mill M5. Only 50 cars will be made and all will be equipped as standard with a head-up display, full LED headlights, keyless entry, and numerous other goodies.
BMW USA will begin taking orders for the M5 Pure Metal Silver next month from anyone willing to pay the $130,900 starting price which does not include the $995 destination and handling fees.