It is rare that a new top model is launched with less power than its predecessor. In the case of the 2019 BMW M760Li facelift, this exception applies at least in Europe. The 7 Series with a V12 under the hood will have 585 horsepower in the future – from 602 hp – due to the required integration of Otto particle filters.
The OPF in the exhaust system doesn’t let the twelve-cylinder exhale as it would want to, yet it doesn’t change its sovereignty: With 585 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque (850 Newton meters) applied from 1,600 rpm torque, the power of the 2019 M760Li is undeniably impressive. In the US, the big dog 7 Series M760i xDrive still packs a 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 that produces a monstrous 600 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough to catapult the M760i from 0-60 mph in a flash, doing it in just 3.6 seconds.
The live photos from Geneva show the facelift with a self-confident look in a particularly elegant configuration. The M760Li exclusive elements in Cerium Gray complement the finish in Frozen Cashmere in a unique way. In the interior, thanks to the BMW Individual full leather Merino in Tartufo and black, the design will please even the most demanding customers.
A few new colors are available on the 7 Series; Bernina Grey Amber Effect Metallic, Royal Burgundy Red Metallic and Donington Grey Metallic. The latter of which is actually an M5 color, which is actually quite cool that you can get that on a 7er. Though, you need to select the M Sport package to get it, which kind of makes sense.
Customers can also choose from four selected BMW Individual paint options, including the new shades Dravit Grey metallic, Tanzanite Blue II metallic and Aventurin Red metallic which replace outgoing Ruby Black metallic, Moonstone Metallic and Almandine Brown metallic. Azurite Black metallic joins the new Individual paints as a carry-over.
While the facelift makes the new 7 Series looks considerably different from the outside, it hasn’t changed much inside. You still get virtually the same interior, just with some new gadgets, such as BMW’s latest iDrive system and its new Digital Cockpit.
For more images of the elegant Frozen Cashmere, see the gallery below: