Yesterday we brought you news that BMW was working on a special edition M5 to mark the nameplate’s 30th anniversary this year. Today, the first photos of the car and its specs have surfaced, and suggest that we’re about to see BMW’s storied M division launch its most potent M5 yet.

According to the leaked information, available on Bimmerpost, the new special edition will be called the 30th Anniversary BMW M5 Edition. It will feature the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 common to all F10 M5s, but with output dialed up to 592 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The former equates to 600 metric horsepower, which is the standard unit used in Europe.

By comparison, the stock M5 delivers 560 hp, and when equipped with an available Competition Package musters up 575 hp. With the latter, the M5 will sprint from 0-62 mph in just 4.3 seconds, so we expect the 30th Anniversary BMW M5 Edition to improve on that figure slightly.

The latest special edition will also come with the M5’s Competition Package and seven-speed M-DCT dual-clutch transmission as standard, and will sport a BMW Individual Frozen matte-finish. There will also be a number of black accents around the vehicle, including on the grille, fender vents and wheels, and inside there will be a mix of Merino leather and Alcantara trim.

Special badging and limited availability will also signify the 30th Anniversary BMW M5 Edition as something special. Though it’s yet to be confirmed, the production run could be as low as 300 units.

The car is likely to be shown privately during this year’s BMW M Festival, which coincides with the Nürburgring 24 Hours taking place from June 20-22. A public debut is expected to take place at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed the following week.


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