BMW’s 30th Anniversary Edition M5 Is the Fastest Car they Ever Made

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Looking over the specs of the 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 the Germans just released today, an interesting detail caught our eye: the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint is done in 3.9 seconds.
That got us thinking.... Isn’t this the fastest BMW ever made? Looking over the current line-up of cars, it would appear so. The ‘normal’ M5 does the same benchmark speed half a second slower, while the M6 Gran Coupe does the same in 4.2 seconds.

We even looked over the new M3 and M4 models that have the exact same specs and even their 4.1-second sprint proved to be slower. That means we have a new champion on our hands.

Thanks to the revised MDM and traction control software and the added power that now sums up to 600 HP and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, the 30th Anniversary Edition M5 is now, officially, the fastest BMW the Bavarians ever made as well as the most powerful.

Unfortunately, production will begin in July and only 300 units will ever be made. 30 of them have been reserved for the US market, 15 for Australia while the rest will go to all the other markets around the world. Pricing starts at $138,275 in the US and we hope you manage to snatch one!

To put things in perspective, think of it this way: the Lamborghini Huracan, a proper sports car that seats only two people and has all-wheel-drive will do the same sprint in 3.2 seconds. However, the Italian 'Bull' has 610 HP, a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine and a dry weight of only 3,135 lbs (1,422 kg).

The M5, on the other hand, is rear wheel-drive and weighs 1,870 kg (4,122 lbs). Oh, and it can carry you and your family while doing nearly 200 mph (305 km/h limited top speed). With Lambo's price tag of $237,350, does it still seem expensive?
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