A range-topping 600bhp BMW M760Li powered by a V12 engine looks to be under development after images of a model badged ‘M760Li’ briefly appeared on the Munich company’s website.
Images purporting to show an M Performance 7 Series variant were first spotted by BMW blogging website Bimmertoday when it was specifying a car using BMW’s online configuration tools.
The configurator presented a picture of a long-wheelbase 7 Series bearing an 'M760Li' badge on its rear; the image has since been removed from BMW’s website.
The previous-generation 760Li was equipped with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine. While the previous version had 535bhp, however, the new car is expected to push the reserves of power up to about 600bhp.
It isn’t clear which engine would propel the M760Li, although one suggestion is that it would be a detuned version of the 6.6-litre V12 used by Rolls-Royce in models such as the Rolls-Royce Wraith. Other reports suggest the car could harness its power via BMW’s xDrive four-wheel drive system.
It’s expected that the M760Li would have a restricted top speed of 155mph and be able to sprint from a standstill to 62mph in about 4.0sec.
The M760Li would stop short of being a full M car, however.