The other world debut for BMW in Geneva is the all-new 2016 BMW M760Li. The luxury sedan with its 5.24 meters in length is the not only the largest and most luxurious car at the BMW stand, it also features the largest displacement, power and cylinders than any other car in the BMW lineup.
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.
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.
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.
For the official world premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Sho, the new BMW M760Li G12 was introduced in a Frozen Dark Brown color.