The Chinese “mãnián” starts on January 31st 2014. To mark this Year of the Horse, 30 of the BMW M5 Horse Edition are available for Chinese customers to purchase, along with the even more exclusive offer of six BMW M6 Gran Coupé Horse Edition. The character for ‘horse’ is integrated in the headrests, making the models entirely unique.

More horses come with the addition of 575 horsepower under the bonnet, part of the Competition Package included and transferred to the road by means of a specially harmonised suspension along with highly direct and sporty steering precision.

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BMW Driving Experience Chief Instructor Claudia Hürtgen has already demonstrated how well this set-up works. In the BMW M6 Gran Coupé she set the track record of 2 minutes and 28,044 seconds for serial production vehicles on the Shanghai International Circuit.

So the lucky buyers of the BMW M5 and BMW M6 Gran Coupé Horse Edition will no doubt have race horses in mind when they experience the swift power of the M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine for themselves.