BMW has introduced the new 2016 M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition, a limited-run variation of the M5 that should direct some attention toward the mid-size performance sedan in its fifth-year of sales.
The M5 Pure Metal Silver Edition gets its name from its exclusive BMW individual paint. The special finish, described as BMW’s “most exclusive paint”, contains hundreds of thousands of ultra thin aluminum flakes that give it a consistent gleam in the sun. Applying the water-based paint is an extremely delicate process that requires a virtually perfect metal base surface and hours of detailed handwork, BMW says.
For the 1-of-50 special edition, the M5’s 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine has been boosted 40 hp and 16 lb-ft of torque for a total output of 600 hp and 516 lb-ft. The M5 Competition Package is also standard, adding firmer springs and dampers, a 0.4-inch lower ride height and specially tuned settings for the electronic differential, steering and stability control systems.
All M5 Pure Metal Silver Editions will also come standard with 20-inch forged wheels, an M Performance exhaust with carbon bezels and M performance seats. Other standard equipment includes a BMW Head-Up Display, a navigation system with real-time traffic information, keyless entry and adaptive LED headlamps, amongst others.
The BMW M5 Pure metal Silver Edition will be available in the U.S. only, with sales beginning in August 2016. Pricing starts at $130,900 plus an addition $995 in destination and handling.