BMW's M cars focus on performance, and in recent years the company has implemented extraordinary technologies to make them drive better than just about any car on the road.

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The M6 Gran Coupe is just the latest to get BMW's full-blown M treatment. It joins the M6 Coupe and M6 Convertible in its series.

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The 4.4-liter V-8 produces 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.

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BMW adorns the fenders and rocker panels with its M logo.

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Large air intakes undercut the classic BMW kidney grille.

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This model offers LED headlights as an option.

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BMW only offers its M6 cars in rear-wheel-drive format.

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An adaptive suspension reacts to the road to improve handling.

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As the Gran Coupe, the M6 gets four doors.

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Although performance-oriented, the cabin is not devoid of comfort amenities.

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The rear seat really only holds two passengers, although BMW refers to overall capacity as "4+1."

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The three-spoke steering wheel includes standard paddle shifters.

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BMW's seven-speed DCT is an automated manual, with two computer-controlled clutches.

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BMW maintains a plain look to its instrument cluster.

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Suspension, engine, and steering all offer three settings.

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The iDrive main menu lists all the cabin tech features.

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All of the performance settings can be saved to two M buttons.

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BMW's maps look very good, and fit the car's premium segment.

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The main screen shows the stereo interface.

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An optional Bang & Olufsen audio system delivers audiophile sound quality.

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BMW ConnectedDrive lets you integrate Facebook and Twitter into iDrive.

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A variety of optional cameras, including this split front view, make parking safer.

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