The high-performance BMW M760Li xDrive V12 has been revealed at Geneva and will go on sale towards the end of this year.
Power for the new range-topper comes from a twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 engine developing 592bhp at 5500rpm and 590lb ft from 1500rpm. It is connected to BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system, which has been modified to come with a rear bias.
Thanks to its extra power, the M760Li xDrive V12 is capable of reaching 62mph in 3.9sec - 0.8sec faster than the current range-topping 750i M Sport - before reaching a limited top speed of 155mph.
Official fuel consumption is rated at 22.4mpg combined, with CO2 emissions of 294g/km. The engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which features M Performance-tuned software to provide “sportier” changes. Drivers can change gear manually using the wheel-mounted paddles.
Visual changes over the standard 7 Series include bespoke 20-inch alloy wheels, a quad exhaust system and an M Performance body kit which includes subtly reprofiled bumpers front and rear. An optional rear spoiler is also available.
The car’s exhausts feature valves which can open to enhance the sound of the M760Li xDrive’s V12 engine.
Upgrades to the already luxurious cabin include a new M Performance steering wheel, an illuminated V12 logo and M pedals.
The M760Li xDrive V12 comes with BMW’s Executive Drive Pro adaptive suspension set-up and gets an extensive list of standard equipment, including adaptive LED headlights, keyless entry and start, electrically adjustable seats front and rear and wood trim and metallic highlights.
Rivals for this range-topping 7 Series include Audi’s S8, which is priced from £81,385 and features a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine with 513bhp.
Other, more expensive options include the £182,750 Mercedes-AMG S65, which gets 621bhp from its 6.0-litre V12 engine.