Press release | 2022.06.22

BMW Thailand marks 50th anniversary of BMW M introducing luxury sports sedan BMW M5 Competition

Thai fans booking selected BMW M or M Sport models can also enjoy specially- designed BMW badges to celebrate 50 years of M from July to December 2022 *

Bangkok. BMW Thailand is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the BMW M hallmark with the launch of the BMW M5 Competition, a uniquely high-performance sports sedan with an exquisite design and high functionality. Customers who purchase selected BMW M or BMW vehicle equipped with the M Sport package will get the BMW M Badge 50th Anniversary Edition commencing from July to December 2022*.

Mr. Alexander Baraka, President and CEO, BMW Group Thailand, said: “This is another year that will go down in history of BMW M as we commemorate its 50 years of achievements. After the establishment of BMW M in 1972, this legendary letter has become an emblem for Motorsport and is recognised as uncompromising high-performance sports automobiles that stand out from the crowd. BMW M's unparalleled achievements in the high-performance segment demonstrates the commitment and passion to creating vehicles that have become BMW M legends across the world. Today, we are bringing this iconic spirit of excitement to Thailand with the introduction of BMW M5 Competition – the exclusively high-performance sports sedan. More importantly, with the specially designed BMW badge which we are introducing to Thai fans today, we would like to share the power and passion for racing which is at the very root of BMW M in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the most powerful letter in the world.”

The BMW M5 Competition
Price: THB 13,399,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

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 BMW M5 Competition and 50 Years Anniversary M Badge

The BMW M5 Competition continues to emphasise the exclusive character of the high-performance sports sedan come to life with particular intensity. This is due to the superior performance of the V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology, maximum output of 460 kW/625 hp and maximum torque of 750 Nm at 1,800-5,860 rpm along with the particularly direct engine connection, the distinctively configured suspension technology, the all-wheel drive system M xDrive and the Active M Differential in the rear axle transmission.


The exterior also features a new kidney grille with M-specific double bars in High-gloss black and M5 Competition badge in black. The updated front apron has bolder contouring and larger air intakes at the sides. The newly designed LED headlights are dynamically complemented by new L-shaped light tubes narrowing towards the kidney. Rear lights with the new 3D design offer precise and densely illuminated LED bars. The 20-inch M double-spoke wheels in Jet Black fiercely enhances the sporty characteristics of the M5 Competition.


The driving experience offered by the BMW M5 Competition is defined by powerful thrust, optimum traction, outstanding ride stability and handling that can be controlled precisely at all times. It completes the sprint from standing to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, passing the 200 km/h mark after 10.8 seconds. Featuring new shock absorbers from the BMW M8 Gran Coupé and a retuned chassis, the BMW M5 Competition offers even better driveability and handling at the limit, combined with superior comfort levels. The BMW M5 Competition is 7 mm lower than the BMW M5, allowing for the car's increased power and fully coming into its own on the racetrack.


The cabin also features a larger central infotainment display of 12.3 inches that can be accessed via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a cloud-based navigation system.
In addition, there are also improvements to the seat and the centre console with the new two-button operation. The Setup button takes users straight to the central display menu, where they can select an individual. The M Mode button lets the driver toggle swiftly between the ROAD and SPORT settings. The BMW M5 Competition also offers TRACK mode, for an undiluted M feeling on race circuits.

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An exclusive badge to celebrate 50 years of the iconic and powerful BMW M

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of BMW M, customers who opt for a BMW M automobile or a BMW model equipped with an M Sport package*, for example, BMW 220i Gran Coupé M Sport, BMW 320d M Sport, BMW M340i xDrive, BMW 520d M Sport, or BMW

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BMW M5 Competition and 50 Years Anniversary M Badge
BMW M5 Competition and 50 Years Anniversary M Badge

530e M Sport, will have their vehicle’s front and rear bonnets and wheel hubs decorated with a BMW M Badge inspired by the classic ‘BMW Motorsport’ logo from July to December 2022*.

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The exclusive BMW logo is designed to demonstrate passion for racing which is the spirit of Motorsport, inspired by the BMW logo used in 1973 on the racing car of BMW Motorsport GmbH. The logo is surrounded by shifted semicircles in the three iconic colours: blue, which stands for BMW, red, which symbolises racing, and dark blue, expressing the perfect connection between BMW and racing. Altogether, the emblem depicts legendary racing thrills unique to BMW M's 50-year history. 

Customers interested in the BMW M 50th Anniversary Edition badge can contact authorised BMW dealers nationwide or visit for more information.

*Customers can find more details about eligible models and delivery period from authorised BMW dealers


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  • The BMW Group  

    With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.  

    In 2021, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and more than 194,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2021 was € 16.1 billion on revenues amounting to € 111.2 billion.  
    As of 31 December 2021, the BMW Group had a workforce of 118,909 employees.

    The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company set the course for the future at an early stage and consistently makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction, from the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase of all products.

    BMW Group Thailand  

    BMW Group Thailand, a subsidiary of BMW AG, Germany, was established on the 3rd October 1998. The four entities of BMW Group Thailand are BMW (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for wholesales & marketing of BMW Group products, BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for BMW and BMW Motorrad local production, BMW Leasing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for financial services offerings to both wholesale and retail customers, and BMW Parts Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd., with responsibility for supplying components for the assembly of BMW Motorrad vehicles at BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand’s Plant in Rayong.
    In 2021, BMW Group Thailand recorded a stable performance with 11,032 BMW and MINI registrations. A total of 9,982 BMW vehicles and 1,050 MINI vehicles were registered last year. BMW Motorrad Thailand maintained its performance in 2021 with 1,197 motorcycle registrations.  

    On the production side, the BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand plant was founded on BMW Group’s strong belief in the growth potential of Asian markets and Thailand in particular with its unique location, strong manufacturing base, and ready supply of skilled automotive labour, being an automotive hub for ASEAN. On-going investment has been put into the expansion of plant Rayong in terms of assembling processes, aiming to meet growing customer demand. In addition, with approximately 4 billion Thai Baht representing the amount of annual purchasing in Thailand, the BMW Global Purchasing office has been established in Thailand. This is to source various components from local suppliers in Thailand and the broader ASEAN region, in order to supply the entire BMW production network of 31 production and assembly facilities, located in 15 countries worldwide.  

    BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand produces the following 18 models: BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7. For BMW Motorrad, the BMW F 900 R, BMW F 900 XR, BMW F 750 GS, BMW F 850 GS, BMW F 850 GS Adventure, BMW R 1250 GS, BMW R 1250 GS Adventure, BMW S 1000 R and BMW S 1000 RR are also locally assembled at the plant. In addition, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand now assembles five BMW plug-in hybrid models; BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW X3 xDrive30e, BMW X5 xDrive45e and BMW 745Le xDrive.  

    For further information, please contact: 
    BMW Group Thailand  

    Media Contacts: 
    Carl Byoir & Associates  
    Suthatip Boonsaeng (08-7685-1695 or 0-2627-3501 ext.102)
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    Jirawat Akachan (09-3636-1241 or 0-2627-3501 ext. 101),,,