BMW has revealed the new 2017 BMW M760Li xDrive sedan, the first 7 series luxury sedan to wear the M badge. BMW makes a wide range of cars with a variety of engine options to choose from. But for many years, one particular option has been missing under BMW’s flagship – the Number 7 with M Badge. BMW itself has clarified that it wouldn’t build the M7, but will provide a better alternative with all new 2017 BMW M760Li xDrive instead.
Interestingly, this new announcement came after unveiling 2017 BMW B7 Alpina, a more aggressive version of 7 series that’s tweaked by BMW’s long time collaborator, Alpina. The BMW M760Li xDrive isn’t exactly a full-fledged M7, but performance wise M760Li did come close to it.
This full sized luxury sedan uses a twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 engine, coupled with ZF-sourced 8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission and xDrive four wheel drive, that delivers an impressive 600hp (608 PS), and 800Nm (590 lb-ft) of peak torque (available from 1500 rpm). Performance figures are truly amazing, as it can go from naught to 62 mph (100 kmh) in just 3.9 seconds and its top speed is limited to 155 mph (250 kmh).
These figures are achieved by tweaking V12 and other technical upgrades in the ait intake, turbo charging, intercooler and M sport exhaust system.
The new BMW M760i features sportier-looking front facia, side skirts, a revised rear facia and bigger size alloy wheels like Alpina B7. The front kidney grille received cerium grey finish, along with the front apron strip, which looks aggressive and elegant. It will roll on 20-inch M-light alloy wheels, paired with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires (front: 245/40 R20; Rear: 275/35 R20) for better driving dynamics and cursing comfort. The M Sport exhaust system features rear silencers and flap activation, to control the exhaust tone of monstrous V12.
An extensive range of standard equipments with the latest automotive technologies is offered inside, which includes BMW’s Heads-Up display with larger projection area, Rear collision prevention, Lane keeping assistant, Crossing traffic warning functions and Surround view system. All these systems are synchronised and work together to make driving safer and less stressful.
The mind-blowing interior comes with an Alcantara Anthracite headliner to generate luxury ambiance. The black fine wood interior trim strips with high gloss metal effect on the dashboard and high-quality deep-pile door floor mats create an elegant atmosphere. The new leather covered BMW M Sport steering wheel looks fantastic, while Nappa leather trim covers on the seat surfaces, armrests and door cards gives a feel of luxury ambience.
This new BMW will also feature a new two-axle air suspension system, called the Executive Drive Pro for better damping, handling and comfort. The 2017 BMW M760Li xDrive is scheduled to arrive in the second half of 2017, and expected to cost over USD100,000.