There were four official special editions of the E34 M5 sedan: The Cecotto, Winkelhock and “20 Years” editions were only offered as European models with left-hand drive, while the UK Limited Edition with right-hand drive was only sold in the United Kingdom. In addition, a special “NAGHI” edition of the E34 M5 sedan was made for the Saudi Arabian market, and an unofficial special edition of the M5 Touring known as “Elekta” was made exclusively for Italy.

BMW E34 M5 Cecotto Edition

In 1991 BMW asked two of its racing drivers to design their own ideal version of an E34 M5. One of the drivers was multiple touring car champion Johnny Cecotto. His ideal M5 was one that came stocked with a wide variety of luxury items. BMW M then offered the public a special model based on this M5.

In spring 1991, a total of 22 Cecotto M5s were produced (20 series and two pre-productions), which were evenly divided into two different color and decorative combinations: Lagoon Green Metallic (266) with a two-tone parchment + light parchment all-nappa leather interior (including leather on the steering wheel hub, steering column and horn padding, if not equipped with an airbag on the driver’s side) or Mauritius Blue Metallic (287) with a two-tone interior made of nappa leather in Silvergrey + Light Silvergrey (including leather) steering wheel hub, steering column and horn padding, if not with one Driver airbag).

Each of these vehicles had the following special equipment:

-Servotronic power steering assistant

-Burl walnut interior trim

-electr. sunroof

-electr. Sun blind rear sun protection

-The floor mats in velor

-electr. and heated front seats with driver-side seat memory

-Heated rear seats

-Automatic climate control with automatic air circulation

-Headlight cleaning system

-BMW Bayern C Business Radio

-Special leather case, key holder and golden lapel pin


In addition, the following options were available for an additional charge:

-Driver side airbag

-Alarm system

-Model lettering omission

-M rear spoiler

-Shadowelinenl exterior cladding

-Green tinted windshield stripe

– Auto-dimming interior mirror

– electrically adjustable headrests in the rear

– Cruise control

-Reading lights in the fund

-Cassette storage box

-9×17 inch rear wheels

-BMW Bayern C professional radio (with or without 10-disc CD changer) or BMW Bayern electronic CD radio

BMW E34 M5 Winkelhock Edition

In the spring of 1991, one heard 51 Winkelhock M5s (50 series and one pre-production), all painted in Jet Black (668) and with contrasting ties to body panels made of Sterling Silver Metallic (244). Each was connected with Shadowline exterior cladding, electric sunroof, velor floor mats, 9 x 17-inch rear castors and a BMW Bayern C business radio with a hi-fi speaker system as well as the special equipment:

– Smaller battery * (66 amps versus 85 amps)

– Smaller fuel tank * (80 liters)

-Reduced sound-absorbing material *

– No need for rear electric windows, no rear headrests, and no fog lights and cosmetic mirrors *

-Additional 255 / 40ZR17 rear tires on 9×17 M System I light alloy wheels

-Individually covered steering wheel, gear knob, gear shift collar, parking brake handle

-Recaro sports seats in front made of anthracite M fabric with black nappa leather upholstery

-Red seat belts on the front and back

-Special leather case, key holder and golden lapel pin

* NOTE: These changes reduced the Winkelhock M5’s curb weight by 88 lbs. compared to the standard M5.


In addition, the list of available options has been reduced to the following functions:

-M rear spoiler

-manual rear blind

-Air conditioning or automatic air conditioning (both with 85 A battery)

-BMW Bavaria C Professional radio with 10-disc CD changer or BMW Bavaria Electronic CD radio

BMW E34 M5 “Naghi Motors” Edition

At the request of Naghi Motors, the BMW importer for Saudi Arabia, BMW Motorsport GmbH produced 15 special copies of the 3.6-liter E34 M5 sedan. Known as the “Naghi” Edition, these were the final ECE-specified 3.6-liter M5. and were all built in late March and early April 1992. Like all Golf specification E34 M5s, they were built without catalytic converters and therefore had 318 hp. Five copies each were produced in three different exterior colors: Jet Black (668), Alpine White II (218) and Lagoon Green Metallic (266).

Each edition of “Naghi Motors” was only equipped with the following regular M5 factory options:

-M rear spoiler

– Shadow line exterior cladding

-Green tinted windshield stripe

-Velours floor mats

-Air conditioning

-BMW Bayern Cassette III radio


In addition, each one was equipped with the following optional extras from BMW Individual ex works:



-Recaro SR front seats with black leather upholstery and either anthracite M fabric inserts from the 3.8 liter M5 (used in all Jet Black and Alpine White II examples) or neon green / anthracite striped fabric inserts from the E30 Design Edition ( used in all) Examples of Lagoon Green)

-Red seat belts *

-M system II alloy wheels (8 x 17 inches front, 9 x 17 inches rear)

-Hirschmann telephone antenna

-Sterling Silver Metallic (244) contrasting aero panels **

* Only optional equipment for alpine white and jet black

** Jet Black models only

Finally, the following additional equipment was added by Naghi Motors once the cars arrived in Saudi Arabia:


M Three-colored stripes on the front edge of the driver’s hood *

-Red leather steering wheel, gear knob and parking brake handle *

-Special door sills with the insignia “Naghi Motors”

  • Only copies in alpine white and jet black

BMW E34 M5 “20 Jahre” Edition


To celebrate the 20th anniversary of BMW Motorsport, BMW built a limited edition of 20 specially equipped M5s in October 1992. Based on the 3.8 liter sedan, they are all painted in Mugello red (274) and contain several regular options (Nürburgring package), shadowline fairing, driver airbag, electric sunroof, headlight washer, air conditioning with automatic air circulation, BMW Bavaria cassette III radio with hi-fi speakers) and the following special equipment:

-M Technical rearview mirrors

– Contrasting M Stripes Lower Body Panels in Jet Black (668)

-M System II wheels with Jet Black “throwing star” covers

-Recaro SR sports seats made of special M-fabric with anthracite-colored Amaretta cushions (imitation suede)

-Individually covered steering wheel, gear knob, gear shift collar and parking brake handle, all with red stitching

-Carbon fiber trim on the dashboard and door panels

-Red seat belts with “BMW Motorsport” lettering

-Plaque on the center console with every single number in the edition of 20


BMW E34 M5 UK Limited Edition

To celebrate the end of production of the E34 M5, the BMW from Great Britain demanded that the last 50 right-hand drive vehicles of the model be made with BMW Individual paint and interior. Although this special series was originally supposed to be called the “Steve Soper Edition” (after the legendary BMW racing driver), the idea was abandoned at the last minute and the cars became known simply as the “E34 M5 UK Limited Edition”.

All 50 copies were made between March and June 1995 in one of two unique colors and decorations: Rosso Red Metallic (369) with a champagne nappa leather interior and natural wood paneling (15 built) or Orinoco Metallic (406) with a two-tone interior made of nappa leather in petrol + mint and a decorative strip made of graphite bird’s eye maple wood (35 pieces). All were equipped with a storage net in the passenger’s footwell and a special wooden gear knob + parking brake handle as well as a uniquely numbered badge on the center console. With the exception of the Servotronic power steering assistant (only five copies), all 50 vehicles were equipped identically with the following options: three-spoke steering wheel (airbag), shadowline outer paneling, green-tinted wind protection strips, electric sunroof, auto-dimming interior mirrors, headlight washers, electric front seats and air conditioning.

BMW E34 M5 Touring “Elekta” Edition

At the request of several Italian BMW dealers, BMW Individual created a special edition called “Elekta” to commemorate the last 20 examples of the E34 M5 Touring made for the Italian market. There were two unique color schemes available (10 copies in each variant): Sterling Silver Metallic (244) with a marine blue nappa leather interior and matching carpeting or British Racing Green (312) with a Hazlenut nappa leather interior and Mexico Green carpeting. Both models included expanded leather on the center console, door handles and glove box flap, as well as a black leather dashboard and black leather tops. (The leather A-pillar trim, the leather sun visor and the Alcantara headliner, which are normally attached to the E34 M5 with the complete nappa leather interior, were not included.) In addition to a storage net in the passenger-side footwell (only with BMW individual Vehicles), all of the Elekta Edition models were equipped with the following features from the normal option list: three-spoke steering wheel (airbag), shadowline exterior paneling, roof rails, double sunroof, electric front seats with driver’s memory, automatically dimming interior mirror, radio remote control, hi-fi Loudspeaker system, headlight washing system and automatic air conditioning with automatic air circulation. Some copies were also equipped with a special metal gear knob insert with the inscription “Elekta” and each unique vehicle number in the edition of 20.