By Amos Kwon
on 2.13.12
Photo by BMW

Not that the previous generation BMW M6 was a slouch, but lately the German automaker has eschewed their naturally-aspirated-only mindset and gone all forced induction on us. The 2013 BMW M6 has been the latest beneficiary of this Bimmer revolution.

Boasting a 4.4 liter V8 with 560 hp and 500 lb feet of torque, the new M6 will launch to 60 in a very rapid 4 seconds and top out at 155 mph. Go for the optional driver’s package and you can remove the top speed governor and thrust all the way to 190 mph. And don’t mistake the M6 for some fat, straight-line boulevardier. It was tested at the humbling Nürburgring, so count on this heavy-hitter to handle quite well.

The new engine is mated to a dual clutch seven-speed transmission to ensure quick and precise shifts. And as with all M-cars, it will have beefy vented and cross-drilled brake rotors, and you can even upgrade to lighter carbon ceramic for even better stopping power and heat dispersion. Interior and exterior design also goes upscale with posh and sporty cockpit trim, aggressive aerodynamics and manhole-cover sized 19 inch or optional 20 inch rims. It makes the “regular” six look a bit sleepy.

Okay, so it probably won’t outhandle the mini-Tasmanian Devil found in the 1-Series M, but it will certainly get better parking privileges when the valet gets a hold of it.

More photos after the jump.

Learn More: Here | M6 Coupe ($103,000, September 2012); M6 Convertible ($109,025, June 2012)

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