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BMW introduces 600-hp M6 in Japan

Just 13 examples of the Celebration Edition will be built for the Japanese market.

BMW's Japanese division has introduced a more powerful version of the M6 called Celebration Edition.

Developed to celebrate the automaker's 100th birthday, the Celebration Edition is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine whose output has been bumped up to 600 horsepower -- 40 horses more than the regular M6 -- and 517 pound-feet of torque. The same engine was found in the limited-edition M5 30 Jahre that debuted two years ago.

The extra power sends the M6 from zero to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds, and on to a top speed of 189 mph.

Visually, the Celebration Edition stands out with 20-inch double-spoke alloy wheels, gloss black trim, and a sprinkling of carbon fiber accents. The interior receives a 1,200-watt sound system that plays through 16 speakers, black leather upholstery with yellow contrast stitching, and carbon fiber trim on the center console. Specific side sills inform passengers that they're not about to step into a run-of-the-mill M6.

BMW will build just 13 examples of the M6 Celebration Edition, according to Motor1, and each one will be priced at ¥23,210,000, a hefty sum that converts to approximately $209,000. The coupe is exclusively offered in Austin Yellow, and it's only available in left-hand drive.

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