BMW didn’t announce an M7, but it did come close – The Verge

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BMW makes a wide range of automobiles. Going with one is sort of enjoy going to a Chinese restaurant — you choose the number you want then include some sides.

“Provide me a Number 2 along with a adverse of M.” Ah, wonderful choice sir. That’s the M2 coupe.

Or perhaps you want a four-door version of a two-door version of a four-door executive sedan. That’ll be the Number 6 along with a side of Gran Coupe.

But for lots of years, one particular combination has actually been unavailable — the Number 7 along with a adverse of M — BMW’s performance division, akin to the AMG at Mercedes-Benz. If you hope to purchase BMW’s flagship full-size sedan, finish along with a heaping aiding of M Performance Juice, sadly, you’ve been from luck. BMW itself has actually said that it wouldn’t build an M7.

And yet.

BMW today announced the 2017 BMW M760i xDrive, the initial 7 Collection vehicle to use the M badge. Naturally, it’s been fitted along with a considerably bigger engine: a 6.6-liter, twin-turbo V12 making 600 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque (from merely 1,500 rpm). That’s excellent sufficient to propel the massive sedan from 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds and on to a (governed) top rate of 155 mph.

The announcement follows on the heels of the 2017 BMW B7 Alpina, a special version of the 7 Series that’s been tweaked by Alpina, a longtime BMW collaborator. That car, interestingly, is also a lot faster from 0-60.

The vehicle has actually received the typical set of M accoutrements, including the huge engine, custom tweaks to the all-wheel drive system, the suspension, transmission, driving mode controls, and a special M aerodynamic package. It’s all of meant to make the vehicle go fast and look excellent — which is exactly what this vehicle is really for, right?

The 2017 BMW M760i xDrive will certainly strike dealerships early next year — pricing hasn’t been announced, However expect it to run well over $100,000.


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