Rumor: BMW to offer an M760i with a V12 engine?

Rumors | December 15th, 2015 by 8
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The rumormill churns out that BMW is preparing an M Performance Automobile based on the new generation 7 Series. Dubbed BMW M760i, the rumored high-performance …

The rumormill churns out that BMW is preparing an M Performance Automobile based on the new generation 7 Series. Dubbed BMW M760i, the rumored high-performance 7er – if it comes to market – will likely feature a V12 engine.

F01/F02 7 Series had the 760Li running with a 6.0-liter V12 all-aluminum engine with Twin-Turbo Technology producing 535 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque. But for the new G11/G12 760Li BMW seems to have different plans. Sources say BMW might offer two 760i models, both with the V12 6.6 liters engine from the Rolls Royce Ghost and Wraith.

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One is likely to produce a smaller power output – the standard engine delivers 624 horsepower while the 760Li will output at most 600 horsepower. In that case, the M760i will have a higher power delivery, likely at the same level as the Ghost and Wraith.

BMW will pair the engine with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The M760i will also visually distinguish itself from the rest of the lineup, so we expect to see a revised front fascia with a bit more chrome inserts and a sportier look.

BMW will launch the 760i and/or M760i in 2016.

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