Rumor: BMW M750i and 728i launching March 2013

Rumors | September 24th, 2012 by 9
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The BMW 7 Series just received its mid-cycle facelift which includes visual and power upgrades, but a rumor is pointing to additional engines in early …

The BMW 7 Series just received its mid-cycle facelift which includes visual and power upgrades, but a rumor is pointing to additional engines in early 2013. According to our sister-magazine BimmerToday, the Munich-based automaker plans to launch two additional 7 Series badges in March of next year.

One of them, the previously rumored M Performance variant of the 7 Series, M750i. The MPA model will join the other M-tuned vehicles that launch in the last year, M550d, X5 M50d, X6 M50d and M135i. The BMW M750i will cater to customers that are looking for the ideal blend between a luxury sedan with an aggressive look and sporty ride. The rumormill churns out that the engine of choice is likely to be a V8 TwinTurbo with a 4.4 liter displacement and increased power output – 450 horsepower.

The xDrive system could also be offered as an option.

Rumor: BMW M750i and 728i launching March 2013

The question remains on how different will the M750i is going to be when compared to a regular 750i treated with the M Sport package? As seen with the other M Performance Automobiles, the new M-tuned models stand out through their superior chassis and driving dynamics. If and when it goes on sale, the M750i will be priced above the 750i model, but certainly below the 760Li flagship.

At the lower end of the engine range, BMW is preparing a new surprise. In an effort to match the competitors’ offerings, the Bavarians are looking to offer a 728i model with a four-cylinder engine. The engine of choice would be the N20B20 2.0 liter four-cylinder unit, but likely assisted by an electric motor, as Audi offers in their A8 hybrid. In addition to the 245 hp of the N20, the small electric motor will not only increase performance but also reduce fuel consumption significantly, and delimit the new entry-level engine in the BMW 728i from the 740i.

As we have learned recently, there is a new push in Germany by large corporations that require the company’s cars to be considerate of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, and a 728i model could become the executives’ new darling.

For the time being, we’re labeling this as rumors, until a second confirmation reaches our ears. Stay tuned!

[Source: BimmerToday]

  • qrm

    The actual 750i have already 450ps…

  • Titan

    Trying not to lag far behind Audi, pathetic BMW? Anyway you don’t even stand a chance, loser BMW.

    • MrQlan

      Titan, STFU. I owned several Audis, but i recently bought a M550dX. Both Audi and BMW are nice cars, so stop beeing pathetic. After having owned two Q7´s, one A3, and 2 A4´s, I would have to say the M550dX feels lightyears better than of those Audis… And I´m not favouriting any car makers.. :)

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  • me

    How is the 728I with an electric assist motor going to be different from the ActiveHybrid 7?

    • mckillio

      The ActiveHybrid uses the Inline 6….

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  • viper

    M750i?…The 750 alrady has 450 hp? whats so different about it? , why M in front of 750i?…what the hell are they on about?…why not make something more seroius , at least on paper

    • Titan

      Cause they don’t have enough balls, my friend. They’ll always lag behind Audi and Mercedes-Benz.

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