Currently reading: BMW performance boss sees market for hot M7
Although it's not in the product plan at the moment, BMW M division's engineering boss says an M-badged 7-series has potential
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16 December 2013

A BMW M7 should be created from the 7-series saloon, says M division engineering boss Albert Biermann.

Although Biermann says he wants to create the model, an M7 has never been officially made by the M division. The model would top the firm’s line-up as a flagship performance saloon.

Such a model exists of sorts, with BMW specialist Alpina making the B7, complete with a 533bhp twin-turbo V8 engine. However, Biermann said an M7 would be quite different.

“I would love to compete in this area of the market,” he said. “The money is just there to pick up. An M7 would be a much different proposition to the B7.”

But Biermann said an M7 was not in the product plan at present as M division concentrates on other projects. “There’s so many nice things you could do with unlimited money,” he said.

Such projects include the investigation of four-wheel drive for the next-generation M5 and M6 models, and a possible M3 version of the 3-series GT in 2016.

BMW M is not planning to extend its suite of SUVs with M versions of the X3 and upcoming X4 to join its X5 M and X6 M models. Instead, it will develop M Performance versions, similar to how Audi differentiates S and RS models.

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Smilerforce 17 December 2013

Take the BMW accountants to vegas

I'm trying to follow some linear logic. M3 with 6 turbo the M5 with the 8 turbo and M7 with a potential 10 turbo. I know it'll never happen especially on such low numbers, but it would be an epic choice.
Peter Cavellini 17 December 2013

Keeping up with the Jones clan...?

BMW's S-Cass AMG........?
Roadster 17 December 2013

A pointless exercise

Producing a M7, or even a M Performance version, would be a pointless exercise when you've got Jaguar's XJ Supersport, Bentley's Continental and Roll's Ghost to choose from. All are infinitely more desirable and stylish looking inside and out than a 7-Series while they'd be betters cars overall and worth more of the money than a M7 could ever achieve. It's beyond me why anyone would even choose a Mercedes S63 or S65 AMG over one of these Brits.