As with years past, BMW is celebrating Chinese New Year with the launch of a special-edition model, built specially for China . We’re pretty sure that most of you remember the very successful M3 Tiger Edition announced back in 2010. Now, as China officially enters the year of the horse, BMW is releasing the special-edition M6 Gran Coupe Horse Edition.
Do not expect this special-edition M6 to offer numerous updates over a base M6 Gran Coupe. In fact, it is based on a model equipped with the Competition Package and it includes embroidered horse logos on the headrests.
The new BMW M6 Gran Coupe Horse Edition is limited to six units ,and each will carry phenomenal price of 2.77 million yuan — about $458,000 at the current exchange rates. To put that into perspective, the U.S.-spec BMW M6 Gran Coupe is priced at $115,000, so that is quite a hike.
BMW also announced that the same treatment will also be applied to 30 M5 sports sedans too. This version will be priced at 1.98 million yuan - or about $327,000.
Click past the jump to read more about the standard BMW M6 Gran Coupe and to see more of the M6 Gran Coupe Horse Edition.
Headrests in Detail
BMW launched the new-generation 6 Series back in 2011, and a few months later the M6 version debuted. Along with the usual coupe and convertible versions, this new generation also added a Gran Coupe version.
The Gran Coupe is powered by a 4.4-liter, V-8 engine with an output of 560 horsepower between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 502 pound-feet between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. This version goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds, while top speed is limited to155 mph.
BMW also offers an optional M Driver Package that increases top speed to 189 mph.
For the 2014 model year, BMW is also offering an optional Competition Package that adds an extra 15 horsepower, improved suspension and damping systems, and an Active M Differential.