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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Things Not Available in the U.S.: BMW Luxe,
Powerful, Exclusive M6 Celebration Edition

BMW's new, souped-up M6 Celebration Edition produces a 600 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, taking it from 0 to 62 mph in a blazing 3.9 seconds.

BMW's M6 Celebration Edition

The car's 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 will reach a top speed of 189 mph.

This rare bird – just 13 examples are being made – comes with model-specific 20-inch black lightweight alloy wheels, extra carbon-fiber exterior trim, and a BMW twin kidney grille in a special black chrome finish.

On the inside, the car sports Merino Black leather upholstery with yellow contrast stitching to match the exterior (more on this in a moment) plus carbon-fiber trim on the dashboard, steering wheel, and shifter. All that plus a 16-speaker, 1,200-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system.

What are the reasons not to rush down to your local showroom, checkbook in hand? 

The edition comes only in one color, something BMW calls "Austin Yellow." That may or may not be a deal breaker, even if you can afford the hefty $211,000 price tag.

And did we mention that the car is available exclusively in Japan, though, curiously, BMW is making only a left hand drive version.