BMW M6 Celebration Edition announced in Japan

May 30, 2016

BMW is launching a special M6 ‘Celebration Edition’ in Japan as part of BMW’s 100th anniversary celebrations. Just 13 examples are being made.

BMW M6 Celebration Edition

Under the bonnet the M6 gets the high-boost version of the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, churning out 441kW of power (up from 412kW). This is the same tune as seen in the M5 Competition, capable of propelling the M6 from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds. It also offers a top speed of 305km/h.

For the exterior there’s a set of 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels, in black, wearing 265/35 front and 295/35 rear performance tyres. Coinciding with the darkened theme, the body gets a number of carbon fibre elements like the diffuser and side mirrors, with a black-chrome grille and dark exhaust tips.

As for the interior, it showcases a number of high-end options including a 1200-Watt Bang & Olufsen sound system with 16 speakers, as well as a Merino leather upholstery, yellow stitching, an Alcantara steering wheel, and lots of carbon fibre for the centre console and dash.

BMW is presenting the Celebration Edition in a unique Austin Yellow colour scheme, which is usually only available via its Individual customisation suite. The colour links up to the contrast stitching inside.

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It goes on sale in Japan priced from 23,210,000 yen, although, we’re sure all 13 have already been spoken for by now.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.