What do you buy when you just want a cheap run-around, that you don’t mind bearing a few small scratches from other careless drivers coming out of parking spots? Most people would go for a small hatchback and then call it a day. Me? I’ve bought an 18-year-old E36 BMW 320i, and considering that it was just a regular run-of-the-mill 3-Series in the ‘90s, convincing you that it’s a standout car might be a bit difficult.
To celebrate 30 years of the M5, BMW have unveiled the most powerful M5 yet, the special edition “30 Jahre M5”.
The 30 Jahre M5 is limited to only 300 examples, and will come equipped with the same twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 as the standard M5, but with power rated at 600hp – making it 40hp more powerful, and with torque rated at 700Nm (516 lb-ft). Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 3.9 seconds, while top speed is limited to 250km/h (305km/h with optional M Driver’s Package). The claimed combined fuel economy and CO2 figures are 9.9l/100km and 231g/km.