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.
Gallery: BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver U.S. Spec
2016 BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition
The BMW M Division has developed the exclusive, 50 units produced for the US only, BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition. The high performance business sedan, featuring the unique paint color Pure Metal Silver has an increased power output of 600 hp and maximum torque of 516 lb-ft.The BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition ranks among the most powerful automobiles in the model history of the BMW brand. This model comes as standard with an M dual clutch transmission featuring Drivelogic enabling sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The 2016 BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition is available from $130,900 plus $995 Destination and Handling starting August 2016.
M Power: Performance and Handling.
At the heart of the BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition,sits a 4.4 liter, high reving V8 BMW M TwinPower Turbo engine. An increase in boost pressure and targeted modifications to the engine raises the car’s performance vs. the production model by 40 hp to 600 hp. At the same time, maximum torque has increased by 16 lb-ft.
On the BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition, the standard Competiton Package has been enhanced to include 20-inch forged wheels amplifying the perfectly executed balance between performance output and handling. The Competition Package includes a lowering of the vehicle by 0.4 inches and a firmer setup of the spring damper systems and stabilizers. In combination, the specific control setting for the Active M differential fitted as standard on all BMW M5 models ensures ideal traction. The steering system with an M specific Servotronic function comes with a more direct control map, providing the driver with precise response and enhancing the car’s agility when turning into corners. In addition, the M Dynamic Mode of the stability control system DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) has been specifically aligned to sporty handling characteristics unique to this special edition model. Typical M driving dynamics guarantee ideal handling and performance on the racetrack as well as in everyday traffic. Standard M Carbon Ceramic Brakes provide additional stopping power.
M Driver’s Package.
The standard M Driver’s Package includes a unique 1-day high performance driving school which has been tailored to driving BMW M vehicles through various exercises on a racetrack to explore the limits of the vehicle in a controlled environment. The driving school is available at the BMW Performance Center East (South Carolina) or West (California). Additionally, the M Driver’s Package increases the vehicle’s top speed from 155 mph to 190 mph.
Pure Metal Silver: A unique BMW Individual Paint.
The BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition sporty character comes to light even when the engine is not roaring. An exclusive body color Pure Metal Silver, consistent of a unique BMW Individual paint layerring process embelishes this limited edition. Due to the unique application process, creating a special light dark effect, Pure Metal Silver is BMW Individuals most exclusive paint job available. It’s silk skin and high metal brillance reflect light more intesly than any other color. Responsible for this unique metal gleam is the combination of a special effect pigment with a water base paint system. Hundreds of thousands of ultra thin aluminum flakes guarantee a uniform and gleaming surface. Painting a vehicle in this color is extremly delicate and requires a lot of detailed hand work. The vehicle is completely removed from the regular production processes and the surface of the car is checked three times until the surface is 100 percent perfect. After the paint preparation the chassis is carefully examined where any uneven elements are smoothened by hand. To achieve the Pure Metal Silver look the chassis needs a glossy and smooth surface utilizing a Glacier Silver Metal base coat. One more surface check is completed prior to the application of the final coating. After cleaning the vehcile with compressed air, Pure Metal Silver is applied. The finishing specialist polishes and examines the vehicle one last time by hand before the chassis leaves Plant Dingolfing’s paint shop.The combination of perfect craftsmanship and computer controlled manufacturing guarantees the high quality and exclusive look of the limited edition BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver.
The 20-inch M light alloy wheels with performance tires (265/35 R20 at the front, 295/30 R20 at the rear) highlight the car’s outstanding handling characteristics. An M Performance Exhaust with carbon bezel as well as the black M Performance Kidney grill enhance the sporty appeal of this unique edition.
The character of a Limited Edition: The interior.
The interior features full leather Merino with contrast stiching and aluminum interior trim embelished with the Pure Metal Silver M5 1/50 bage highlighting the unique and limited character of this special edition. Inside the BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition both driver and passenger sit in M multifunctional seats, the comprehensive electric adjustment options guarantee a perfect balance between comfort and sporty lateral support.
Premium standard equipment includes: BMW Head-Up Display, BMW Driving Assistant, Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information, Navigation System, Comfort Access Keyless Entry and Adaptive Full LED Lights amongst others.
|BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition|
|Number of doors/seats||4/5|
|Length/Width/Height (EU unladen)||mm||4910/1891/1457|
|Tank capacity||appr l||80|
|Cooling system incl. heating||l||18.5|
|Weight, unladen, to DIN/EU||kg||1870/1260|
|Max. load to DIN||kg||540|
|Max. perm. weight, overall||kg||2410|
|Max perm trailer load unbraked/braked||kg||2000/750|
|Perm roof load/trail download||kg||100/90|
|Air resistance||cd x A||0.33 x 2.40|
|Config/no. of cyls./valves||V8/4|
|Engine technology||M TwinPower Turbo technology with cylinder bank comprehensive manifold, twin-scroll twin turbochargers, High Precision direct injection, Valvetronic and double VANOS|
|Fuel grade||ROZ 98 (min. ROZ 95)|
|Driving dynamics and safety|
|Suspension, front||Double-joint spring strut axle with M specific elastokinematics, small, negative steering roll radius, anti-dive|
|Suspension, rear||Integral-V multi-arm axle with M specific elastokinematics, spatial suspension, anti-squat and anti-dive|
|Brakes, front||Six-piston fixed-calliper disc brakes in compound construction (ventilated)|
|Diameter||mm||400 x 36|
|Brakes, rear||Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes in compound construction (ventilated)|
|Diameter||mm||396 x 24|
|Driving stability systems||Standard: DSC incl. ABS, ASC and MDM (M Dynamic Mode), CBC (Cornering Brake Control), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Dry Braking function, Start-Off Assistant, Dynamic Damper Control, Active M Differential, networked with Integrated Chassis Management (ICM)|
|Safety features||Standard: airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, head airbags for front and rear seats, three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats with belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter integrated in the front seats, crash-activated head restraints at the front, crash sensors, Tire Defect Indicator|
|Steering||Hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering with M specific Servotronic function|
|Overall steering transmission||:1||18.0|
|Tires front/rear||265/35 R20 / 295/30 R20|
|Wheels front/rear||9 J x 19 LM / 10.0 J x 19 LM|
|Type||Seven-speed M double clutch transmission with Drivelogic|
|Gear ratios I||:1||4.806|
|Output per liter||hp/l||134|
|Acceleration 0–60 mph||s||3.9|
|Power and torque diagram.|