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BMW celebrates 30th anniversary of the 5 Series with special edition for Japan

Hard as it may be to imagine for some, there was a time when there was no BMW 5 Series. Shocking, we know, but that was over three decades ago. The Bavarian mid-range staple is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, BMW is offering a special edition exclusive to the Japanese market. The 528i 30th Anniversary Edition packs the M Sport aero package, matched to the blue colour of the exterior, and interior options – including beige leather, satin walnut trim, head-up display, 16-speaker sound system with USB interface – plus aluminum window frames... Read More

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