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Range-topping variant of the luxurious 7 Series gets 592bhp from its twin-turbocharged V12 engine and can hit 62mph in 3.9sec
Darren Moss
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11 February 2016

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.

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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.

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Carasmith 30 May 2016

I love BMW

I like this new launched by BMW. Its quite decent in this segement the equipments finish are so cool & elegant. I love to see it soon. Loveit...Thanks :)
Ektor 12 February 2016

The "power deficit" is on paper only

Alpina's TT V8 has shown to underperform vs the official figures, both on the dyno and against the clock (the previous B12 didn't even come close in a Motor Trend test where the S8 was vastly quicker and better handling), whereas M cars do exactly the opposite.
Oh, and there will be an option to lift the governed top speed to 190mph...as if that's of any use if you don't live in Germany (or a lawless country)
Ektor 12 February 2016

At last

At last the M division has decided to give it a go with the 7 series. Sure, it won't be a full M7, but that was to be expected, as witht he 7's sheer bulk it's never going to be an M5 rival. On the otrer hand, if a V12 with plenty of space, pace and a minimum of driver enjoyment is what you're after, there are very few choices, namely S65 and Conti Flying Spur Speed.

Everything else, no matter if it's almost or just as fast, jsimply isn't the same, namely the pretty long list of large high performance V8 saloons: S63, S8, Alpina B12, Quattroporte V8 GTS, XJR...

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