BMW creates the 2016 M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition model


The BMW 5-Series sedan is about to get a re-do and the automaker is attempting to make sure the current version "goes out with a bang" (and to maintain interest...). What we have here is the Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition M5 that will come standard with just about everything in the BMW kitchen sink. The M5 4.4-liter V8 gets bumped up to 600 hp and 516 lb./ft. of torque and is mated to an M dual-clutch transmission featuring Drivelogic (allows sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds). Other standard equipment includes the M Driver's package (including high-performance driving school), the Competition Package, 20-inch light alloy wheels, full Merino leather interior, M Performance Exhaust, BMW's safety and technology suite of features, and much more. And let's not forget the special BMW Individual's Pure Metal Silver paint that is applied almost completely by hand. Other premium features include BMW Head-Up Display, BMW Driving Assistant, Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information, Navigation System, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, and Adaptive Full LED Lights to name a few. Only 50 of these special editions will be created for the US market (I'm sure you could have BMW Individual create one for you non-US consumers). Being one for the "if you have to ask" files, the M5 Pure Metal Silver Special Edition sedans will set you back $130,900 (plus $995 destination, taxes, license, fees, and options) each. One cool aspect to the special color is that it kinda makes this M5 less intrusive and more undercover which could come in handy if you have a "lead foot." (Check out the press release for a description of the paint process.) The 2016 M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Editions go on sale in a few weeks starting in August 2016 so get to your dealer ASAP if you believe this could (should?) be your next car. Press release and specs after the jump.

Source: BMW - Press release after the "read more" jump.




Press Release:
2016 BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition


The BMW M Division has developed the exclusive, 50 units produced for the US only, BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition. The high performance business sedan, featuring the unique paint color Pure Metal Silver has an increased power output of 600 hp and maximum torque of 516 lb-ft.The BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition ranks among the most powerful automobiles in the model history of the BMW brand. This model comes as standard with an M dual clutch transmission featuring Drivelogic enabling sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The 2016 BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition is available from $130,900 plus $995 Destination and Handling starting August 2016.


The BMW M Division has developed the exclusive, 50 units produced for the US only, BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition. The high performance business sedan, featuring the unique paint color Pure Metal Silver has an increased power output of 600 hp and maximum torque of 516 lb-ft.The BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition ranks among the most powerful automobiles in the model history of the BMW brand. This model comes as standard with an M dual clutch transmission featuring Drivelogic enabling sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The 2016 BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition is available from $130,900 plus $995 Destination and Handling starting August 2016.

M Power: Performance and Handling.
At the heart of the BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition,sits a 4.4 liter, high reving V8 BMW M TwinPower Turbo engine. An increase in boost pressure and targeted modifications to the engine raises the car’s performance vs. the production model by 40 hp to 600 hp. At the same time, maximum torque has increased by 16 lb-ft.

On the BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition, the standard Competiton Package has been enhanced to include 20-inch forged wheels amplifying the perfectly executed balance between performance output and handling. The Competition Package includes a lowering of the vehicle by 0.4 inches and a firmer setup of the spring damper systems and stabilizers. In combination, the specific control setting for the Active M differential fitted as standard on all BMW M5 models ensures ideal traction. The steering system with an M specific Servotronic function comes with a more direct control map, providing the driver with precise response and enhancing the car’s agility when turning into corners. In addition, the M Dynamic Mode of the stability control system DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) has been specifically aligned to sporty handling characteristics unique to this special edition model. Typical M driving dynamics guarantee ideal handling and performance on the racetrack as well as in everyday traffic. Standard M Carbon Ceramic Brakes provide additional stopping power.

M Driver’s Package.
The standard M Driver’s Package includes a unique 1-day high performance driving school which has been tailored to driving BMW M vehicles through various exercises on a racetrack to explore the limits of the vehicle in a controlled environment. The driving school is available at the BMW Performance Center East (South Carolina) or West (California). Additionally, the M Driver’s Package increases the vehicle’s top speed from 155 mph to 190 mph.

Pure Metal Silver: A unique BMW Individual Paint.

The BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition sporty character comes to light even when the engine is not roaring. An exclusive body color Pure Metal Silver, consistent of a unique BMW Individual paint layerring process embelishes this limited edition. Due to the unique application process, creating a special light dark effect, Pure Metal Silver is BMW Individuals most exclusive paint job available. It’s silk skin and high metal brillance reflect light more intesly than any other color. Responsible for this unique metal gleam is the combination of a special effect pigment with a water base paint system. Hundreds of thousands of ultra thin aluminum flakes guarantee a uniform and gleaming surface. Painting a vehicle in this color is extremly delicate and requires a lot of detailed hand work. The vehicle is completely removed from the regular production processes and the surface of the car is checked three times until the surface is 100 percent perfect. After the paint preparation the chassis is carefully examined where any uneven elements are smoothened by hand. To achieve the Pure Metal Silver look the chassis needs a glossy and smooth surface utilizing a Glacier Silver Metal base coat. One more surface check is completed prior to the application of the final coating. After cleaning the vehcile with compressed air, Pure Metal Silver is applied. The finishing specialist polishes and examines the vehicle one last time by hand before the chassis leaves Plant Dingolfing’s paint shop.The combination of perfect craftsmanship and computer controlled manufacturing guarantees the high quality and exclusive look of the limited edition BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver.

The 20-inch M light alloy wheels with performance tires (265/35 R20 at the front, 295/30 R20 at the rear) highlight the car’s outstanding handling characteristics. An M Performance Exhaust with carbon bezel as well as the black M Performance Kidney grill enhance the sporty appeal of this unique edition

The character of a Limited Edition:
The interior. The interior features full leather Merino with contrast stiching and aluminum interior trim embelished with the Pure Metal Silver M5 1/50 bage highlighting the unique and limited character of this special edition. Inside the BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition both driver and passenger sit in M multifunctional seats, the comprehensive electric adjustment options guarantee a perfect balance between comfort and sporty lateral support.

Premium standard equipment includes: BMW Head-Up Display, BMW Driving Assistant, Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information, Navigation System, Comfort Access Keyless Entry and Adaptive Full LED Lights amongst others.

Technical specifications.

BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition
Body
Number of doors/seats4/5
Length/Width/Height (EU unladen)mm4910/1891/1457
Wheelbasemm2964
Track front/rearmm1627/1582
Turning circleM12.6
Tank capacityappr l80
Cooling system incl. heatingl18.5
Engine oill8.4
Weight, unladen, to DIN/EUkg1870/1260
Max. load to DINkg540
Max. perm. weight, overallkg2410
Max perm trailer load unbraked/brakedkg2000/750
Perm roof load/trail downloadkg100/90
Luggage capacityl520
Air resistancecd x A0.33 x 2.40
Engine
Config/no. of cyls./valvesV8/4
Engine technologyM TwinPower Turbo technology with cylinder bank comprehensive manifold, twin-scroll twin turbochargers, High Precision direct injection, Valvetronic and double VANOS
Capacitycc4395
Stroke/boremm88.3/89.0
Compression ratio:110.0
Fuel gradeROZ 98 (min. ROZ 95)
Max outputhp600
atmin–16250
Max torquelb-ft516
atmin–11500–6000
Electrical system
Battery/installationAh/–105/luggage comp
AlternatorA/W210/2926
Driving dynamics and safety
Suspension, frontDouble-joint spring strut axle with M specific elastokinematics, small, negative steering roll radius, anti-dive
Suspension, rearIntegral-V multi-arm axle with M specific elastokinematics, spatial suspension, anti-squat and anti-dive
Brakes, frontSix-piston fixed-calliper disc brakes in compound construction (ventilated)
Diametermm400 x 36
Brakes, rearSingle-piston floating-calliper disc brakes in compound construction (ventilated)
Diametermm396 x 24
Driving stability systemsStandard: DSC incl. ABS, ASC and MDM (M Dynamic Mode), CBC (Cornering Brake Control), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Dry Braking function, Start-Off Assistant, Dynamic Damper Control, Active M Differential, networked with Integrated Chassis Management (ICM)
Safety featuresStandard: airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, head airbags for front and rear seats, three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats with belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter integrated in the front seats, crash-activated head restraints at the front, crash sensors, Tire Defect Indicator
SteeringHydraulic rack-and-pinion steering with M specific Servotronic function
Overall steering transmission:118.0
Tires front/rear265/35 R20 / 295/30 R20
Wheels front/rear9 J x 19 LM / 10.0 J x 19 LM
Transmission
TypeSeven-speed M double clutch transmission with Drivelogic
Gear ratios                          I:14.806
                                                II:12.593
                                                III:11.701
                                                IV:11.277
                                                V:11.000
                                                VI:10.844
                                                VII:10.671
                                                R:14.172
Final drive:13.150
Performance
Power-to-weight ratiokg/kW4.2
Output per literhp/l134
Acceleration 0–60 mphs3.9
Top speedmph190


BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 341 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 153 BMW motorcycle retailers, 126 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.