BMW 7-Series

BMW M7 not happening after all

It seems that the Bavarians have gotten down to sorting out everything that was about the BMW M7 rumors we kept on hearing about lately.

The sad result is the fact that the M division version of the 7 Series isn’t happening. We’re getting something pretty close though.

F01 BMW 7 Series facelift

F01 BMW 7 Series facelift

They will soon make an M Performance version of the 7 Series, something they’re likely to call the BMW M770i xDrive.

Despite the name, it will not be an M Performance tweaked version of the BMW 760 Li uber-luxury sedan. The 6.0 liter V12 twin-turbocharged engine had to go.

In its place a considerably lighter 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine which will develop some 482 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque.

F01 BMW 7 Series facelift

F01 BMW 7 Series facelift

Granted, the figures do tend to be less than impressive, especially when put alongside the S63 or S65 AMG Mercedes but there’s a whole new story to consider.

Here’s where BMW starts to fight back, as the next generation 7 Series will be losing some pounds everywhere else courtesy of carbon fiber.

Some huge 20 inch alloy wheels get wrapped around the carbon-ceramic brakes will also be part of the equation of the M Performance 7 Series.

F01 BMW 7 Series facelift

F01 BMW 7 Series facelift

Alongside the carbon fiber and carbon brakes, more popular weight loss methods such as aluminium will also make their way into the 450 lbs weight loss the Bavarians are readying.

It will certainly be an interesting model but there is one slight concern about the press release regarding the M770i xDrive.

Instead of the usual comfy armchairs there’s a word about sport seats being used in the equation.


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