BMW is launching a halo model of sorts to top its recently introduced 7-Series range. The M760Li xDrive V12 is projected to go on sale towards the end of 2016.
The car itself uses the long wheelbase platform and utilises the company's xDrive all-wheel-drive.
The engine, arguably the centrepiece of this range topper, is the first of BMWs V12s to incorporate their much fabled TwinPower Turbo technology. It displaces 6 litres with a peak output of 600 horsepower. 800nm of torque is available from just 1500rpm. This is translated into motion via an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and 245 (front) and 275 (back) profile Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.
Thanks to its xDrive all-wheel-drive, M760Li xDrive V12 wastes little of its power, reaching 62 from 0 in just 3.9 seconds. An electronic limiter reigns it in at 155mph.
Aesthetically, the existing 7 Series look is broadened with the M Performance styling package. Expanded intakes at the front and large exhaust exits at the rear are tell tale signs of the cars endowment.
On the inside there is a suitable amount of frippery to remind you that it’s the full on M760. A luminous V12 logo joins the M Performance steering wheel and M pedals.
There is a subtler V12 Excellence Design package available that omits much of the M badging and detailing inside and out as well as featuring subtler body styling.
As a top of the range model, M760 comes with an impressive list of standard fit equipment including BMW icon adaptive LED headlights with anti-dazzle High-beam assistant. BMW gesture control also features as well as electrically adjustable seats front and rear and blinds for the rear screen and windows.
Prices are expected to be revealed closer to the new models on-sale date in late 2016.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
February 12, 2016