Every now and then, BMW Japan surprises us with a series of special editions BMWs which are not found on this side of the Pacific.Take for example these 523i and 523d models of the G30 5 Series generation, who were given a special treatment and sold under the BMW 5 Series M Spirit Edition.
The BMW 523i M Spirit sedan and the touring BMW 523d M Spirit adopt the M Sport Package, along with the M Sport suspension and dedicated steering wheel, but priced more attractively than individual configurations.
The Japanese BMW 523i is powered by the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder B48, which comes in a variant with 184 hp and 290 Newton meters of torque. The model corresponds to the European 520i which makes the same power output.
Quite similar is the Japanese BMW 523d: A four-cylinder diesel B47 with 190 hp and 400 Newton meters of torque known to the Europeans by the 520d naming convention.
The BMW 523i M Spirit is priced at ¥6,950,000 or around $61,418. The BMW 523d Touring M Spirit comes with a price tag of ¥7,650,000 or around $67,604.