Quite a week for the part-carbon BMW 7 series!
First the Alpina B7 with its twin-turbo V8 and optional gold deco stencils outside.
And now this M760i with a twin-turbo V12 — and also AWD for this generation!
The coolest part of the M760i route — which is likely to cost significantly more than the ALPINA — is definitely its dark satin body accents.
That, of course, and the techno-font V12 and M760i badges throughout.
The 62-mph sprints for the two cars show a curious contrast: 3.9s for the M760i plays 3.7s for the Alpina B7. On any US test, however, the M760i is likely to launch-mode itself damn close to 3 seconds dead. On to Jonny Lieberman with more….!
2017 BMW M760i xDrive
- The allure of the most powerful BMW V12 production engine.
- First BMW 7 Series M Performance Automobile.
Woodcliff Lake, N.J.: February 11, 2016 5:55 pm EST/ 2:55 pm PST…Today, BMW announced the all-new BMW M760i xDrive, the latest addition to the BMW M Performance line-up. With the introduction of the 2017 BMW M760i xDrive, the sixth generation BMW 7 Series adds the first M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder to its offerings. The all-new BMW M760i xDrive combines luxurious driving, style, safety and innovative technologies while embodying M Performance dynamics with the integration of the first 12-cylinder gasoline engine with M Performance Twin Power Turbo technology. The BMW M760i xDrive will arrive early in 2017 and MRSP will be announced closer to launch.
The allure of the most powerful BMW V12 production engine.
The M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder gasoline engine in the new BMW M760i xDrive has a displacement of 6,592 cc, developing 600 hp (preliminary figure) at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 590 lb-ft from as low as 1,500 rpm. These performance figures enable the luxury sedan to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds (preliminary figure) and on to a governed top speed of 155 mph. During the development of the all-aluminum block, the engineers focused on maximizing rigidity while also minimizing weight. Using a closed-deck construction combined with bolts holding the cylinder head down on the bed plate of the crankcase, the engine ensures maximum stability on the cylinder liners. Double bolts on the main bearings with an additional connection to the side panels through threaded support bushes and bolts reduce the influence of lateral forces from the crankshaft on the crankcase. Iron-coated aluminum pistons, forged connecting rods assembled using the cracking process, and a forged crankshaft, ensure vibrations and noise are kept to an absolute minimum.