Ok, I will agree that at first glance, this sounds quite stupid, and even after a thorough analysis it still doesn’t make a lot of sense, but stick with me.
First off, we should consider that 2014 is the year of the horse in the Chinese calendar, so that explains the name.
We also have to take into consideration that China has become BMW’s largest market, and it only makes sense that they should try to give something back to the loyal customers (30 units, to be precise). So what exactly does a Horse special edition entail? Well, BMW put a special Chinese character (saying “Horse”) on the headrests of the M5 and M6 models.
Still, as fun as that might be (which isn’t that much fun), the BMW M5 will also come with the Competition Package as standard, making for a power output of 575 Hp. As for the M6, BMW cooked up something special. BMW’s Driving Experience Chief Instructor Claudia Hürtgen took it out for a spin around the Shanghai International Circuit, setting a lap record, complete with official certificate and all.