2016 NYIAS: BMW M760Li xDrive arrives in the U.S.

7-series, Auto Shows | March 23rd, 2016 by 11
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BMW’s most expensive car comes to the 2016 New York Auto Show. The BMW M760Li xDrive is the first 7 Series developed by the M …

BMW’s most expensive car comes to the 2016 New York Auto Show. The BMW M760Li xDrive is the first 7 Series developed by the M Performance Automobile division and it’s a substitute for the M7 that everyone wants.

While the new BMW M760Li xDrive isn’t exactly a full-fledged M car, but more of an M Performance variant much like the M235i and X4 M40i, it’s the closest thing we’re going to get to a proper M7. The current BMW 7 Series’ new lightweight platform is a great place to start, as its Carbon Core technology gives it a light and rigid chassis befitting that of a sports car. The BMW M760Li takes advantage of the fantastic chassis to make the 7 Series even better to drive.

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The BMW M760Li xDrive comes with a variety of changes over the standard 7 Series, chief of which is the mighty 6.6 liter TwinPower turbocharged V12 that develops a monstrous 610 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. All of that power and torque is sent through the familiar ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic, though it has an M-specific tune to it to make shifts slightly more aggressive. Driving the wheels will be BMW’s xDrive system, which has been tuned by BMW M as well, for sporting performance.

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Performance figures are equally astonishing, as the sprint from 0-60 mph comes in just 3.9 seconds, which is far faster than a vehicle as big and heavy as the 7 Series should be able to go. The M760Li’s top speed is a governed 155 mph but, with the M Driver’s Package that top speed bumps up to 189 mph.

Those kind of performance figures put the M760Li in BMW M4 territory.

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On the interior, Fineline black fine wood interior trim strips with high-gloss metal effect team up with high-quality deep-pile floor mats in the rear compartment and an Alcantara Anthracite headliner to generate a luxurious ambiance. Exclusive Nappa leather trim covers the seat surfaces, seat side sections, head restraints, door cards, center armrests and side armrests to round off the elegant atmosphere in tasteful style. But the biggest change is the new steering wheel which looks fantastic and is clearly a sporting evolution of the 7 Series’ wheel.

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Pricing is not out yet, but it’s expect to be around $140,000.

11 responses to “2016 NYIAS: BMW M760Li xDrive arrives in the U.S.”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    First BMW said 3.7s to 100km/h (62mph) and 610 hp in Gevena then are you guys gonna totally ignore the 7 Series that was spotted with F90 M5 Wheels/brakes surrounded by M5/X6M ?

  2. 2sfhim says:

    Isn’t it 610 PS now since BMW changed its mind?

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