BMW is always fond of special edition models. They will usually be limited in numbers and will sport special color variants that cannot be found in any other variant of theirs.
The latest to join the lineup is the 2016 BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver – Limited Edition sedan. The brand has confirmed that only 50 units of the car will be produced and distributed to dealership stores in the United States. The metal silver is what sets the particular M5 apart from other models in the market. But, it’s not just the color that has changed but the performance of the model has been boosted along with new technical upgrades.
The Pure Metal Silver is the most exclusive paint job we have ever created, comment BMW engineers in their official post. The car has been designed and deployed by the crew at the BMW Individual division which specializes in making limited edition, exclusive models. As they are usually sold in less number, you won’t find them in stores. Most get sold out during the pre-order phase and directly get delivered to their respective buyers.
In order to achieve a light and dark effect on the coat of silver used on the 2016 BMW M5, the painting has been done in different layers. It gives a new effect made possible by the components in the paint including an ultra-thin layer of aluminum flakes, glimmering pigment and a water based paint coat. When all these are combined together, they make the car look extremely shiny and appealing.
Base models of the BMW M5 were completely removed from the production and pushed into the new Pure Metal Silver Edition division. The paint was applied in three different layers and the company confirmed that they do it manually to give it the perfect finish. The first base coat is of glacier silver metal followed by the pure metal silver paint.
It’s not just about going all silvery and shiny on the outside because the 2016 BMW M5 also packs a punch on the inside. The car is powered by a 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 engine which can deliver up to 591 horsepower coupled with 516 lb feet of torque. Compared to the standard BMW edition, both the horsepower and the torque is higher by a slight margin.
The special edition Pure Metal Silver variant also includes M Driver’s package. It has a top speed of 190 miles per hour.