VIDEO: POV BMW M760Li top-speed run — V12-powered rocket

7-series, Videos | December 9th, 2017 by 10
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It’s seriously hard to not love a V12-powered luxury sedan. The idea of a massively luxurious sedan with enough power to make a Ferrari turn-tail …

It’s seriously hard to not love a V12-powered luxury sedan. The idea of a massively luxurious sedan with enough power to make a Ferrari turn-tail is one that almost all car enthusiasts love. One such car is the BMW M760Li xDrive, which packs a 6.6 liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine. That monster of a motor makes 600 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, which is literally more than a Ferrari 458 Speciale.

In this new video from AutoTopNL, we take a POV look at what it’s like to unleash all 600 of those ponies on the Autobahn and push its top speed. According to BMW, the governed top speed is 154 mph. But there’s no question that it can obliterate that with ease. And it seems that the BMW M760Li in this video has its governor removed, as it goes a lot faster than 154 mph.

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When it launches off the line to merge into traffic, it accelerates far faster than any car its size has the right to. It’s remarkable, actually, how quick it gathers speed. The M760Li just surges along and never seems to really run out of steam, even as the speedo needle starts to reach the 300 km/h mark.

As the BMW M760Li passes 300 km/h, its acceleration starts to calm down but it’s still pulling at a rate that’s shocking for such a big heavy car.  Though, it does eventually reach the 320 km/h (198 mph) and it seems as if it could keep going, runway permitting. So there’s no question it could eclipse the 200 mph mark if it had the space. That’s unbelievable in a luxury sedan with two cushy thrones in the back seat, each sporting their own high-def screens and enough leather embarrass a German rave.

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It’s really hard to not love the BMW M760Li. It isn’t a perfect car, it isn’t the best looking car and it’s incredibly expensive. But there’s something undeniably charming about a car as luxurious as it that can hit 200 mph.

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