Despite what we imagine is a lot of pleading among well-heeled BMW fans, the German brand still won't build an M7 to do battle with the Audi S8 and Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG. Instead, the most potent 7 Series money can buy is the 760Li, a rear-driver with a 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V12 that can churn out 535 horsepower (if that's normal, just imagine what an M7 would be like).

For fans in the Middle East, though, a stylistically sportier 760Li is on the way. Confirmed by BMW is the 760Li V12 M Bi-Turbo, a special-edition that retains the 6.0-liter engine, but adds a new M Sport body kit, along with the buyer's choice of 19 or 20-inch M wheels. Exterior colors include a series of traditionally M-specific shades borrowed from the M5 and M6, with eight colors available in total, according to 7post.com, the 7 Series fan blog that uncovered the car. Most notably, M badges are fitted around the 7's exterior.

The cabin is mainly a mix of currently available options for 7 Series buyers, although the limited edition does come with "V12" embroidery on the headrests. Oyster Nappa leather is standard, with three choices of contrast stitching, while the controls feature ceramic finishes.

BMW is calling this a "local edition," making its sale in the Middle East analogous to the BMW M3 Lime Rock Park that was limited to 200 units just for the US. In other words, don't plan on seeing one of these in the North American market. As we mentioned, BMW has confirmed the car for the Middle East, and we're trying to get some official, hi-res assets. We'll update this post if anything becomes available.


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      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      Boring.
      Jacel
      • 1 Year Ago
      535hp from a biturbo v12 seems quite a bit low. Are they underrating it or did they really just not do that good of a job?
        Ruben
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jacel
        I was thinking the same thing Jacel, the 2014 Nissan GTR ( 545-HP 3.8-LITER TWIN TURBO V6 ENGINE) trumps those figures with 6 less cylinders.
        UnderdogSupporter
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jacel
        BTW does not want the car to be faster than its other brands cars Rolls Royce.
      Ak74
      • 1 Year Ago
      This engine not supposed to be sporty. It was made for smoothness and creaminess of power delivery. It also runs on 11.5 PSI can you imagine what the number would be if it was 22 psi? I think you can push this engine for 800HP.
      jonnybimmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sprinkle some M badges on any BMW and suddenly it's valuable... SMH Surprised they're not offering this in HK/China as well. Look into that however you want, but the two markets have a healthy amount of people who enjoy showing off such badges.
      Steve
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm so disappointed we are not getting the 760LiX GT M
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pitiful. 6L should be over 700hp in mild tune. Why bother with twin blowers when you can easily get 500+ without it?
      audisp0rta4
      • 1 Year Ago
      This 7er looks great, but I wish BMW would do more with Alpina on a global basis. Only the Z, 2, 3/4 and 5/6 series need M badges. The rest should have their limited editions marketed as Alpinas. Alpina is well rounded in Europe. Why not take it global?!!
        audisp0rta4
        • 1 Year Ago
        @audisp0rta4
        Btw, I know we ready have the Alpina B7 and had the Alpina Z8, but more could be done with that partnership in other markets.
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