BMW M6

The 6-series received a major update recently, with an all-new body, engine, and cabin tech. Following up on that new generation, BMW revealed the new M car based on the 6-series. As with the past M6, this new car represents a powerful and high-tech version capable of taking corners at high speed.

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BMW M6

The new M6 is powered by a direct injection 4.4-liter V-8. Each bank of cylinders gets its own twin scroll turbocharger, making output of 560 horsepower and 501 pound-feet of torque. That kind of power gets the M6 to 60 mph in less than 4.2 seconds.

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The 20-inch alloy wheels, designed for lightweight to aid handling, are optional for the M6. Also bringing down the weight at the wheels are optional ceramic brakes.

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An adaptive suspension keeps the M6 rigid when in sport mode, but allows more comfortable settings for everyday driving.

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The roof, made of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic for low weight and strength, features a contour to help channel air over the car.

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Interior appointments are mostly the same as can be found on the standard 6-series, although with an emphasis on sport elements such as carbon fiber trim. The M6 gets the same navigation system as the other 6-series cars and can be had with the Bang & Olufsen premium audio system.

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The M6 comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The shifter is surrounded with buttons for controlling and activating the various performance electronics, such as the active suspension and steering.

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BMW 6-series Gran Coupe

The 6-series has always been a coupe, a designation that used to limit it to two doors. But as other car companies have released four-door coupes, BMW follows by giving the 6-series rear doors. As such, it can compete with the Audi A7 and Mercedes-Benz CLS-class.

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BMW 6-series Gran Coupe

Like the standard 6-series coupe, the Gran Coupe can be had as the 640i or 650i. The 650i version comes standard with all-wheel drive. An eight-speed automatic transmission is also standard in all versions. But the Gran Coupe is more than 4 inches longer than the standard 6-series.

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BMW 6-series Gran Coupe

The example on the show floor had a very nice interior design, highlighting the elegant nature of the car. The configuration of the controls and the cabin electronics are the same as in the standard 6-series.

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BMW 6-series Gran Coupe

The rear seat is obviously not as large as in BMW's flagship 7-series sedan, but it is easier to access and roomier than the rear seats of the 6-series coupe. Leg room might be a problem if the front seat passengers are tall.

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