On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the BMW M GmbH, BMW India has launched the limited-run 5 Series ‘50 Jahre M Edition’ vehicle in the country at ₹67.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The BMW 530i M Sport 50 Jahre M Edition comes with a petrol engine and will be locally produced in the company's Chennai plant. The automaker has also commenced online bookings for the exclusive model.
In terms of exterior looks, the BMW 5 Series ‘50 Jahre M Edition’ gets a sportier design with all-black kidney grille and alloy wheels. Above the kidney grille sits the iconic M Emblem along with ‘50 Years of M’ door projector. The elements borrow an inspiration from the classic ‘BMW Motorsport’ logo along with a racing touch. The M emblem also features in the front and rear logos of the vehicle as well as in the wheel hub caps.
BMW Laserlight spreads light up to 650 meters and is accentuated by the M Lights Shadowline, offering a dark tint around the headlamps. Thanks to the distinct wheel arches, the side profile of the car gets a luxurious and dynamic appearance while at the rear, there is a brand-new L shaped light graphic that emerges from the taillight in a three-dimensional form.
On the inside, the BMW 5 Series ‘50 Jahre M Edition’ features a driver-focused cockpit that provides an ideal environment for driving pleasure. The sports seats inside get leather covers and seat belts with stitching in M colours. The steering wheel too gets leather cover and specific trim strips augment the sporty feel of the vehicle.
The BMW Live Cockpit Professional features the BMW Operating System 7.0 and 3D Navigation, a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument display, another 12.3-inch control display and a BMW Virtual Assistant. With BMW Gesture Control, the vehicle recognizes six pre-defined hand movements for a number of functions. Other features include wireless charging, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 16-speaker system with woofers and a BMW Display Key.
The BMW 5 Series ‘50 Jahre M Edition’ model features a TwinPower Turbo technology which makes the 2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine churn a maximum output of 252 hp and peak torque of 350 Nm. The vehicle can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 6.1 seconds.