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On and around the track in BMW's X6 M (pictures)

While far from the most practical, BMW's X6 M is one of the fastest SUVs on the market. It's just as comfortable on the track as it is off.

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This is it: the 2015 BMW X6 M!

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It is a 567-horsepower, "sports activity vehicle" that BMW wants to be as happy on the track as the road.

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The car is quite similar to the X5, the biggest change being the coupe-like profile at the rear.

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The interior, though smaller than the X5, is a very nice place to be.

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The car features an eight-speed transmission, and the latest version of BMW's iDrive and BMW Connect systems.

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Sport seats are power-adjustable every which way, heated and cooled, and quite comfortable whether racing or cruising.

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The new display has greater contrast than in years previous, and less glare.

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Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged, 4.4-liter V-8 which again puts down 567 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque.

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The same performance can be achieved from the X5 M, but with a significant boost to cargo space.

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Massive six-piston calipers haul the thing down.

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Though the X5 has more room in the back, the X6 isn't exactly lacking.

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Here's the 4.4-liter monster, exposed to the world.

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And look at that six-piston caliper, which is a massive lug of metal.

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Beneath the car, the complex series of differentials and systems that put the power to the ground.

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