BMW has said in the past it would not build an M7, but today’s announcement comes awfully close. Recently, BMW came forth with news about the 2017 M760i xDrive — the first 7 Series to wear the M badge.
A technological feat in every way, the 2016 BMW 7 Series is already a considerable car, whether used as an elite daily drive or as a chauffeured driven VIP transporter. It includes a suite of in-car and driving features that will now trickle their way down the entire BMW line.
Fitted with a TwinPower turbocharged V12 making 600 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, power is delivered through an 8-speed transmission to an all-wheel drive system. BMW says its executive level flagship can scream from 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds and continue onward to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
In addition to the big engine, the engineers fine-tuned the all-wheel drive system and made special adjustments to the suspension, transmission, and driving mode controls to perfect the ride. A special M aerodynamic package give the big 7 Series its visual flair.
Watch for the 2017 BMW M760i xDrive to reach showrooms early next year. Pricing will be announced at a later time, but it’s a safe bet that it’ll cost well over $100,000.
The Nissan GT-R vs. BMW M6. Both have engines that produce over 500 horsepower, and both use dual-clutch transmissions. But the M6 uses 4.4-liter TwinPower turbocharged V8, the GT-R comes ready to duel with a hand-built 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6. Which of these machines is faster to 60 mph and which one is the better car? Check out another fun TFLcar ‘mashup’ video review to find out.
2017 BMW M760i xDrive Specs:
- Engine: 6.6L M Performance TwinPower Turbo V12
- Power: 600 hp @ 5500 rpm
- Torque: 590 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
- Transmission: 8-speed Steptronic Sport
- Drivetrain layout: all-wheel drive
- Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.9 seconds
- Maximum speed: 155 mph