As BMW continues celebrating its centenary, its Japanese division has just launched another special.
Appropriately called the Celebration Edition, it’s based on the M6, but features some festive upgrades to mark the occasion.
The Celebration Edition packs the latest Competition Package (as well as the M Driver’s Package), the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 in this special M6 doesn’t just produce 560 horsepower (or even 575 like the previous Competition model) but a nice round 600 hp, accompanied by 516 lb-ft of torque. It’s all driven to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to give it a 0-62 time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed quoted at 189 mph.
To make it stand out from “lesser” Bimmers, the special edition is done up in Austin Yellow with carbon trim and rides on 20-inch black alloys. The interior is finished to match with black leather and yellow contrast stitching, along with a Bang & Olufsen sound system and other goodies.
Sadly only 13 examples will be made, and made available only in Japan, each priced at a princely ¥ 23,210,000 – which works out to more than
$350,000 $209,000 at current exchange rates. So it looks like we’ll just have to be satisfied with the 30th-anniversary edition M3 instead.