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BMW has whipped the covers off its new special-edition M5 Edition 35 Years, conceived to celebrate (you guessed it) 35 years of Munich’s high-performance sedan.

Just 350 units will be built, each wearing the “M5 Edition 35 Jahre” moniker.

Interestingly, the German firm has handed the M5 Edition 35 Years model the full-fat version of its twin-turbo 4,4-litre V8 engine, effectively basing the special model on the M5 Competition and thus lending it peak outputs of 460 kW and 750 N.m. As with the Competition-badged model, BMW says the newcomer will hit 100 km/h from standstill in 3,3 seconds, before passing the 200 km/h mark at 10,8 seconds.

In addition, the all-wheel-drive super-sedan gains various fresh design and equipment features, led by a BMW Individual special exterior finish by the name of Frozen Dark Grey metallic (described as a “special pigmentation to create a silk matte surface impression").

The 20-inch M light alloy wheels in a Y-spoke design and finished in Graphite Grey were created exclusively for this model, while the callipers of the standard M compound braking system have finished in high-gloss black. In addition, the M carbon ceramic brake system is optionally available with callipers finished in a gold hue.

Inside, BMW has fitted M multifunction seats and BMW Individual Merino full leather upholstery in black with beige contrast seams, along with trim in a shimmering new “aluminium carbon structure gold anodised” finish.

Door-sill finishers bearing the inscription “M5 Edition 35 Jahre” and a lasing engraving with the inscription “M5 Edition 35 Jahre 1/350” on the cupholder cover in the centre console are also included.

[UPDATE: BMW South Africa tells us the M5 Edition 35 Years model will not be offered on local shores]

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