BMW M has revealed a commemorative version of its M5 super sedan, dubbed the Edition 35 Years.Limited to just 350 units globally, the special edition model acknowledges the three and a half decades the M5 nameplate has been around, kicking off with the original in 1984 that drew upon the inline six straight out of the M1 supercar.The M5 Edition 35 Years is based on the Competition specification, meaning it gets the beefier 460kW and 750Nm version of the company's stonking 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8. With M xDrive all-wheel traction and a quick-shifting eight-speed automatic, the M5 Edition 35 Years maintains the Competition's performance claims of 3.3 seconds from 0-100, hitting 200km/h after just 10.8 seconds.Features specific to the limited-edition model include Frozen Dark Grey II metallic, which the company says has been given a special pigmentation to create the impression of a silky matte surface, new 20-inch M light alloy wheels in Y-spoke design and exclusive Graphite Grey finish, and the M compound brake system with high-gloss black calipers.Owners can specify the optional carbon-ceramic stoppers which get gold calipers, too.Inside, the M5 Edition 35 Years gets Merino full leather upholstery in black with beige contrast top-stitching, gold anodised aluminium carbon structure trim inserts throughout the cabin, 'M5 Edition 35 Jahre' door sill finishers, and an 'M5 Edition 35 Jahre 1/350' plaque on the cupholder over the centre console.The BMW M5 Edition 35 Years will go on sale globally in July, with pricing to be announced closer to launch.Australia

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