Very few nameplates last more than 10 years. To get to 15 is impressive and sign that the car has done well throughout its life. The 25 years that the Mazda MX-5 has endured is remarkable, but the BMW M5 has been around for a staggering 30 years next year! Arguably the ultimate “sleeper” this often manic saloon has been one of the greatest driving machines for three decades and to celebrate BMW has burnt some rubber. Happy 30th Birthday BMW M5.
The video featuring the latest turbocharged M5 has plenty of tail happy moments packed into it along with a nod to M5’s of the past. Some feel that the BMW M5 of this generation has lost its slightly bonkers appeal, what with its predecessor packing a V10 engine, but make no mistake because this 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 packs 567BHP in Competition Package trim.
Here is to another 30 years of the M5!