• Jan 27, 2009
Although BMW's flagship 7 Series sedan has traditionally been available with twelve cylinders under the hood, the latest F01 chassis has so far been headlined by the company's twin-turbo V8. If these spy shots are anything to go by, however, the eight-cylinder turbo is about to get some company,

A more aggressive front end, different wheels and a taped-up V12 badge on the front fender are the give-aways of the new range-topping model, which could employ the carryover naturally aspirated unit or get a pair of turbos bolted on for good measure. However, reports differ over whether BMW will offer an M7 performance version to compete with Audi's S8 and Mercedes' S63 AMG in addition to the V12 model. In the meantime, BMW is expected to unveil the new 760i at the Shanghai Motor Show in a couple of months from now.

[Source: Carpassion Forums via World Car Fans]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Can't believe they are able to make the new model uglier than the last one.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It isn't that ugly in my opinion.
        In fact, I bet it would look much better in person.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why? BMW has been doing that every year since the first "Bangle-ized" design.
        • 5 Years Ago
        yeah sure. and Oprah looks good without makeup
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too heavy for M badging eh? Then how in the hell are they gonna explain that pig of a monstrosity that is the X6 M?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Actually, I saw a black one of these heading North on Highway 101 just South of the San Francisco airport. The badging was distinctive (760Li on the trunk lid could not be missed), but it was moving too fast for me to whip out my camera to take a pic. Also the V-12 badge behind the front wheels were not taped up, it looked like a full production model with CA plates already.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      bmw should just stop making 7 series cars and leave it to Mercedes
      • 5 Years Ago
      The back door is huge, that has to be the Limo version.
      The dash is so much better than the last 7 series.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Didn't we see this car a few weeks ago called an M7? hmmm...
      • 5 Years Ago
      M for Mega Heavy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's got a big red eject button!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope so. This thing would be a beast!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The last I heard when the 760i was rumoured was that it was going to be another 4.4 V8 with Twin Turbos and the power dialed up to 6.0 V12 levels, so if they are using a twelve, hoorah for sense at BMW once again!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I actually like the look of the new 7 Series. Judging by the quad-tailpipes, this is the M7, not a 760i. Honestly, I wouldn't want a 760i simply because the regular 750i does just fine (what's the point of a gas-guzzling V12 when one has a turbocharged V8?).
        • 5 Years Ago
        The current V12 has valvetronic & direct injection.
        It isn't the V12 that leads to excessive consumption. It is the fully loaded 5,000 lbs of curb weight and german gearing.

        Some people just can't stand the odd firing of cross plane crank V8s (L R L L R L R R)
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