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Saturday 3 December 2016
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New BMW M760i xDrive Gets Twin-Turbo V12

New BMW M760i xDrive Gets Twin-Turbo V12

BMW is rolling out its newest M Performance badged vehicle, the BMW M760i xDrive and this thing is getting a massive engine.

It’s the first BMW 7 Series M Performance vehicle and comes with a Twin Power Turbo V12 engine that delivers 600-horses (just like the new 2017 Alpina B7, that doesn’t come with the M Badge.) This will mark the first time BMW’s integrated a 12-cylinder to its M Performance Turbo technology.

For those of you who want all the nitty gritty numbers, here you go. Under the hood you’ll find a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V12 putting out 600PS (592hp) at 5,500rpm and peak torque of 800Nm (590 lb-ft) at 1,500rpm on the road through a faster, M-tuned 8-speed automatic and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system modified to have a rear bias.

BMW M760i

The BMW M760i can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds (a preliminary figure) and should hit a top speed of 155 mph. (Compare that to the new BMA Alpina B7 which can go 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. The Alpina B7 has a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 under the hood.)

The M760Li xDrive gets BMW’s Executive Drive Pro adaptive suspension system, plus 9-inch M Sport brakes with blue metallic brake calipers. This model also gets exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels in matte Cerium Grey metallic.

BMW M760i

No huge changes on the outside of course, the 7 Series, is after all, all-new for 2017. But you’ll see some discreet tweaks that make it different from the pack. It has reprofiled bumpers, side skirts and a pair of dual exhausts in the back.

Inside, you get a three-spoke sports steeling wheel with shift paddles, sport front seats, and aluminum pedals.

The BMW M760i xDrive will arrive early in 2017 and pricing will be announced closer to launch, but yes we’re talking over $100,000.

Photo Credit: BMW