Rumor: BMW M770i xDrive coming with next-generation 7 Series

Rumors | July 16th, 2012 by 13
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The idea of a BMW M7-like vehicle comes back to focus. According to Automobile Magazine, BMW plans to introduce a flagship M car with the …

The idea of a BMW M7-like vehicle comes back to focus. According to Automobile Magazine, BMW plans to introduce a flagship M car with the next generation 7 Series but the high-performance 7 Series will be labeled M700i xDrive and is heading to the U.S. in 2015.

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.

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But just like the other M Performance Automobiles (M135i, M550d, BMW X5 M50d and X6 M50d), the M770i xDrive is tuned by the M division to be a car that offers a balance between a track-focused sporty automobile and a daily driver. The MPA (M Performance Automobile) 7 Series is said to have the roof, trunk, and hood made out of carbon fiber. To keep the weight down, the company will offer lightweight sport seats, carbon-ceramic brakes, a thin-wall exhaust with four tailpipes, and lightweight 20 inch wheels. BMW aims to shave about 450 lbs.

The M770i Xdrive will continue to rely on aluminum for suspension components, firewalls, and doors, with steel forming the rest of the unibody. Carbon fiber will be used as well.  All these weight savings will place the M770i xDrive in the weight class as the Jaguar XJ which uses an aluminum chassis.

The engine could be paired with the new ZF 9-speed automatic transmission.


13 responses to “Rumor: BMW M770i xDrive coming with next-generation 7 Series”

  1. Smith Johny says:

    “track-focused” 7-series?

  2. Sajan says:

    770i !!?? That sounds so albanian mafiatastic haha

  3. mckillio says:

    It would make zero sense if a 770 has less power than the 760. They need to make the M variant with the V12 and also use it on an 8 series.

    Is there any info (story) on the proposed 4.0l V8?

  4. S54 says:

    Shave 450 pounds of the standard car, or the next-gen 7er to shave 450 pounds off the current one??

  5. BMW The Best says:

    It’s yet to be seen. I’m more than sure that the next generation 7 Series won’t look this ugly. But as for power and especially handling, BMW have to do something because they get constantly and hopelessly beaten by Audi.

    • U R A HATER says:


      • Sina says:

        Seriously. Audi’s competition IS BMW, NOT the other way around. And if you look at the numbers and competitors, EVERYONE, INCLUDING Lexus is imitating BMW! The 7-Series LCI is gonna be a car that’ll set a new standard by which all others are judged in the same class. The new 3-series is now like a smaller 7-series, whereas the 5-Series IS a 7-Series, but in a smaller chassis. It’s basically the same car. My uncle just bought a brand new 550i M-Sport to replace his E38 740i. He wanted a 7-Series and almost bought one, but when he saw the 550i it was the PERFECT size for him. As for me, I drive a fully customized 2012 760Li that I ordered from my BMW dealer and picked it up in Munich, Germany using BMW’s European Delivery Program. I can’t ask for a better experience. People who say Mercedes, Jaguar (shudders), Audi, Lexus, or even Infinity is better than BMW, are delusional. BMW KILLS the Luxury AND Exotic Market COMBINED and there’s a REASON for that! So the fact that you say BMW has been hopelessly beaten by Audi and that its yet to be seen with the next-gen 7-Series, WE’VE SEEN IT ALREADY! It’s happened time and time again and its going to happen AGAIN with the next-gen 7-series!

        BMW PIONEERED the Performance Car with the first ever 7-Series. No one even knew what the hell a performance car was! They CREATED that market! It takes Mercedes 10 YEARS to come out with a “performance” car thereafter, and now stupid Audi is making fucking RIDICULOUS claims that they wil be the most sought-after car in 2020! MY ASS they will! Audi has too big of a fucking ego for their own good and they will FAIL before they know it! It took Lexus 30 YEARS to come out with an M3 “competitor” and while they’re making progress, they have a LOOONG way to go before they even catch up to BMW! I don’t thing they’ll EVER catch up, to be honest. Especially after plagiarizing BMW’s Interior with the fucking 2013 GS! Companies are SO desperate, that they are DEVIATING from their originality just to make a fucking sale! It’s PATHETIC! So dude, put a sock in it. Unless you know the facts and history of where BMW stands and where they have been with the “competition,” you;re really talking out of your ass. Audi is ONLY doing what they’re doing because they want some of BMW’s market share. Period. Plain and simple. End of story.

  6. Sergey says:

    It not BMW =( It is Lexus or Acura

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