BMW fans have long yearned for an M version of the new 7-Series, and finally BMW responded with something that will at least satisfy them for the time being. No, it is not the M7 that they have been waiting for, but the new M70Li xDrive is not what you will call a slouch as well as power is not what this car is lacking from.
Starting off with the engine, the M760Li gets a massive 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine that is rated at 592-horsepower at 5,500rpm and a peak torque of 800Nm (590 lb-ft) at 1,500rpm. Mated to an M-tuned 8-speed automatic and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system, zerotohundred takes only 3.9 seconds and has a limited top speed of 250km/h.
It sounds insanely fast considering the size of the M760Li, but it is not the fastest and most powerful 7-Series one can find in the market as the Alpina B7 xDrive clocks a zerotohundred in just 3.7 seconds with a 600-horsepower/800Nm(590 lb-ft) 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8.
Putting aside the 0.2 seconds difference, the M760Li gets the BMW Executive Drive Pro adaptive suspension system along with 19-inch M Sport brakes with blue metallic brake calipers. The model also gets 20-inch alloy wheels finished in matte Cerium Grey metallic which are available exclusively for the M760Li.
M Performance did a subtle job on the M760Li’s exterior with restyled bumpers, side skirts and a pair of dual exhausts. On the inside, a three-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters is fitted, along with sport front seats, a 330km/h speedometer, aluminium pedals and different trimmings.
The new BMW M760Li xDrive will be making its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show happening next month.