One rumor we have heard over the years is that the BMW board is not ready to accept in the lineup an M version of the 7 Series flagship. The BMW M7 name has been thrown around quite a bit in the past few years but never with enough evidence to sustain the probability of a production car.
But in 2012, an interesting remark by BMWNA CEO added more fuel to the fire. Ludwig Wilisch told TheDetroitBureau that an M7 flagship M model remains on the table as a viable competitor to the Audi S8 and Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG.
“Until now, the Bavarian maker has said it would not do an M version of its flagship model but that sentiment appears to be changing, especially with Willisch’s counterpart in China also lending his support” says the report by TheDetroitBureau.
We also the M7 being registered by BMW as a trademark.
While an M7 still seems far away, we have recently heard that BMW might introduce a high-performance 7 Series, labeled M700i xDrive, in the next generation format.
The 7 Series M Performance Automobile will likely feature the V8 Twin-Turbo 4.0 liter engine producing around 475 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. While the M770i xDrive is geared towards customers asking for a high-performance and sporty 7 Series, the M-like car will be underpowered when compared to the V12 760Li which outputs 570 horsepower and 665 lb-ft of torque.
In the mean time, let’s just enjoy the imaginary photos.