It was only last month when BMW Japan launched the i3 Carbonight as part of the company’s ongoing centenary celebrations and now we have another model to mark the milestone. This time around it’s something considerably more interesting as BMW’s Japanese branch has picked the M6 Coupe. It is the sixth model so far that celebrates the marque’s 100th anniversary and only 13 units painted in Austin Yellow will ever be made. Oddly enough, all will be in left-hand-drive specification.
What really makes this M6 Coupe special is the bump in output for the biturbo 4.4-liter V8 engine from the regular 560 horsepower (412 kilowatts) to 600 hp (441 kW) delivered through a seven speed, dual clutch automatic transmission. In addition, BMW’s engineers have massaged the engine and managed to squeeze an extra 15 pound-feet (20 newton meters) of torque for a grand total of 517 lb-ft (700 Nm). If these output numbers look familiar, that’s because the M5 30 Jahre M5 special edition had the exact same power.
In terms of performance, the BMW M6 Celebration Edition Competition runs to 62 mph (100 kph) in as little as 3.9 seconds and maxes out at 189 mph (305 kph) thanks to the M Driver’s Package.
The high-powered coupe sits on 20-inch M lightweight black alloy wheels with a double-spoke design paired with 265/35 ZR20 front and 295/30 ZR20 rear tires. All 13 cars planned for production will get numerous carbon fiber body accents and a black chrome look for the kidney grille which will be adorned with the M6 Competition logo.
There are also a bunch of tweaks inside the cabin where the limited-run coupe has a carbon gear selector, yellow contrast stitching on the Merino Black leather upholstery, along with a 1,200-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system packing 16 speakers. Open the doors and you’ll immediately notice the special side sills with the M6 Competition logo while the front seats are electrically adjustable.
BMW Japan is asking ¥ 23,210,000 for the M6 Celebration Edition Competition which equates to about $210,561 (€189,430).
Source: BMW Japan