Images reported to have appeared on BMW's own website suggest a powerful 7 Series is being prepared to fight the Mercedes-AMG S65
Matt Burt
24 December 2015

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.

A flagship, performance-oriented 7 Series to take on the Audi S8 Plus and Mercedes-AMG S65 has been anticipated, with demand for such a model likely to come from both the US and Chinese markets.

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 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.

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25 December 2015
Well it bound to happen soon on BMW 7 Series with a powerful V12 which might take on Aston,&ferrari as well. Also with fellow Germans Brand Audi & MErc. Steven Martin Transporter would switch back in BMW to replace his Audi. Them movie Transporter drove an Audi S8. Don't depend 007 driving this his BMW days are over.

26 December 2015
The tires are way too skinny. Are you sure this is legit?

12 January 2016
Drove the M760Li in Nov15... die 0-62mph in 4.0sec sound very realistic. Ridiculously amazing powertrain! :-) As far as I remember, that one had 285/20 wheels

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