By on February 17, 2017

BMW M760Li xDrive

For the first time, BMW has given its flagship 7 Series an M badge. And while that may conjure up images of a standard 7 Series with a bit of performance tinsel, that’s not really the case here. The numbers are quite impressive.

The full name of this new model is a mouthfull: M760Li xDrive. Though that sounds more like a fax machine from about 1997, there are a few differences between the BMW and a dated beige electronic.

Let’s have some stats:

  • V12 engine displacing 6.6 liters and carrying twin turbochargers
  • 610 horsepower at 5,500 rpm, and 590 pounds-feet of torque at 1,150 rpm
  • Combined fuel economy figure of 22.1 miles per gallon (somehow)
  • 0-62 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds
  • 155 mph top speed, revised to 189 mph with optional Driver’s Package

The speedy sedan has an 8-speed automatic that’s specially tuned by the M Division, featuring gear changes assisted by navigation data like on some recent Rolls-Royce models. Auto start/stop is also standard, because fuel economy is important in your long-wheelbase V12 sedan — obviously.

BMW M760Li xDrive

Other special features include active suspension named Executive Drive Pro, which sort of sounds like a brand of golf driver. Very appropriate. Four-wheel-steering is also on board for those tricky track-handling situations your chauffeur tackles on your way to the board room meeting.

BMW M760Li xDrive

As you’d imagine in such a vehicle, the back seat is rather opulent, in serious Germanic tradition. Suede, leather, Alcantara, tablets — all there.

In the unlikely event that you’re in the market for such an upscale vehicle, TopSpeed has the specifics. A standard 750i xDrive starts at $97,600, and stepping up to the special Alpina B7 xDrive starts the bill at $137,000. This M760Li xDrive tops the 7 Series range, starting at $153,000 before options, destination, and handling fees.

Unfortunately, the superlative power figure does not belong to this 7 Series, as the twin-turbo V12 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG pumps out eleven full horses more: 621. Sad!

[Images: BMW]

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