BMW M boss Dr. Segler says no M7 planned, haven’t completely ruled out an M based on the 1 Series
Not that it needed any more confirmation, we’ have been saying this for months now, but once again, BMW shatters the dreams of any BMW fans hoping for a BMW M7 based on the current generation 7 Series.
Rumors of a possible M7 spotted by spy photographers came up early last month when many publications rushed into speculating that an M7 is currently being tested. It turned out that BMW was simply showing the upcoming M-Sport Package for the 7 Series.
In an Automotive News interview which took place at the international launch of the X6 M, Dr. Segler confirmed that there are no plans for an M7 and all the efforts will be concentrated onto the upcoming 760. “We’ve looked at that and decided not to do it. The 760 with awd is a very strong offer. The M sales would be too small for our total investment.”
If our sources are correct, the highest-end 7 Series models will be the V12 760Li and also a tri-turbo diesel 7er(354 horsepower).
We also believe that the Alpina B7 could satisfy the needs of any customer craving for a more powerful 7.
As far as the extremely demanded Motorsport car based on the 1 Series, Dr. Segler has said:
You need an entry into M pricewise, but whether we can do that economically has to be determined. Dreams are always there, but we have to pay for them. An X1 is not a car that we would have.” “Give me a year or so to look into the 1 series.”
If the canceled CS Concept makes a comeback, it will be branded as the 7 Series GT and most likely it will be the BMW flagship.
[Source: Automotive News, - sub. req'd]