The second BMW M5 to be unveiled today in Frankfurt is the BMW M5 “First Edition”, a special version of the sports sedan which will arrive in Spring of 2018. 400 “First Edition” special-edition units will be sold worldwide, with only 50 making their way to the US.
Those who spring for the First Edition models will get some special touches to their M5. Frozen Dark Red Metallic paintwork (as seen in these photos) with Individual high-gloss Shadow-Line trim make it really stand out. Its matte red paint looks really cool, if a bit shouty, and the black accents really make it look aggressive. Everything from the Kidney Grilles and M fender vents to the exhaust pipes will be high-gloss black, which looks really good against the matte red paint.
On the inside, Piano Black finish will adorn the cabin with available Smoke White interior upholstery with contrast red stitching. First Edition models will also get a number plaque, showing off which chassis number it is (for instance: “M5 First Edition 1/400”).
Under the hood is the newest version of BMW’s 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Now, it makes 600 hp on the nose and 553 lb-ft of torque. All of that fury is sent through an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic that’s been specifically tuned for M5 duty.
When powering all four wheels, as it does normally (we’ll get into that in a bit), this new BMW M5 can accelerated from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds. That makes it the fastest accelerating BMW of all time.