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.
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.