BMW M6 Celebration Edition Japan 2

BMW is celebrating its centenary this year, and to commemorate the occasion, its Japanese division has created a special edition model based on the M6 Coupe. Officially, it is called the BMW M6 Coupe Celebration Edition, and only 13 units of them will be made, all for the Japanese market.

The main draw here is the special edition’s motor. The 4.4 litre biturbo V8 has been uprated to now produce 600 hp instead of 560 hp and 20 Nm more torque (700 Nm). That is the same output you will find on the M5 “30 Jahre M5”. All that power is sent through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Performance-wise, you’re looking at a 0-100 km/h time of just 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of 305 km/h as a result of the M Driver’s Package that is fitted here. To bring you back to a standstill, M carbon-ceramic brakes are part of the equipment list too.

On the outside, the M6 Celebration Edition comes with a carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) rear spoiler and rear diffuser. Other areas of the coupe, including the front spoiler lip, side mirrors and roof are finished in black instead.

The 20-inch M lightweight alloy wheels are also finished in said colour, and wrapped with 265/35R20 (front) and 295/30R20 (rear) tyres. The familiar kidney grille meanwhile, is finished in gloss black, and fitted with an M6 Competition logo.

Cabin enhancements here include a carbon-fibre gear selector, with the material adorning other trim pieces as well. The Merino Black leather upholstery features yellow contrast stitching, and there is a 1,200-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system linked to a 16-speaker setup. There are also special ‘M6 Competition’ door sills and electrically adjustable front seats.

Priced at 23,210,000 yen (RM859,697), the BMW M6 Coupe Celebration Edition will go on sale in Japan. Curiously, all 13 units will be in left-hand drive configuration and come painted in Austin Yellow only.