Audi has the S8, Mercedes has the S63 AMG and Jaguar has the XJR, but BMW has always held that an M7 wasn't justified, leaving its associated Alpina line to tackle that market with the B7 (pictured). The chief engineer at the M division, however, feels otherwise.

Speaking to Autocar, the BMW M development chief Albert Biermann indicated that he would like to see the M division do a performance version of the 7 Series to compete with the above-mentioned models, but that there are no current plans in place to do so. Neither did he specify what kind of engine it would have, or if it would be badged, for that matter, as an M7 or an M Performance model.

The latter is the approach which the M division is reportedly taking with performance versions of BMW crossovers beyond the X5 M and X6 M, such as the X3 and upcoming X4. The division is also said to be developing a performance-tuned xDrive system to compete with AMG's new all-wheel-drive models, as well as a potential M3 GT to join the new M3 sedan and M4 coupe with a slantback bodystyle.


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      John Blaze
      • 1 Year Ago
      There's an X5 M and X6 M but no M7 and no Z4 M. I don't get it.
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 1 Year Ago
        @John Blaze
        Agreed, it makes no sense. Two M SUVs are fine, but not the flagship sedan?
      Eta Carinae
      • 1 Year Ago
      My thing, bmw has time to make ridiculous //M models such as the X6M and the X5M......but feel so against making them for the 7series and Z4 <----(Dream)
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      The way things are going at BMW that fwd minivan will be an M next. :)
        Bassracerx
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        i would rock a bmw minivan made by bmw M think about hauling you and your 7 best friends at triple digit speeds!
        Steve
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        they'll probably call it ///Mi like "Myocardial Infraction" aka heart attack
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why not?
      EtcInsurance.com
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would love to own a BMW M7 How cool would that be? I also love the BMW 840i, I think the 840i was the best BMW ever
      tony
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought the BMW 760 was comparable to an s63 AMG
        Papi L-Gee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tony
        In power, yeah. In dynamics, I would guess not. Without having driven either, I'd imagine the 760 is closer in behavior to an S600.
      S40Powered
      • 1 Year Ago
      Since BMW hast lost the really meaning of ///M I don't see why they can't stick the badge on the 7 series.
        BG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @S40Powered
        And they may as well put that badge on the rest of their crossovers. Joe and Buffy Suburban's neighbors will be impressed.
      Chris James
      • 1 Year Ago
      Benz S65 baddest sedan on earth.
      johnnythemoney
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love it when top execs or heads department say they would like to do something but can't, as if they were down below in the decisional chain. Because seriously, having a 7 Series with a bit more power isn't a problem, and having a 7 Series handling more than decently can't be more difficult than having the X6 M handle period. I don't care how the X6 M handles now, it's heavier, has a higher CG and needs twice the rubber to just stay there. Would it sell? Some. Would it be profitable? Likely, as I don't think they would have to invest so much in it. Lucky for them that there is Alpina.
      Curtismon
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'll stick with my RS6, thanks. Unless you're bringing back the 8 series coupe, i will never buy another BMW
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't afford one, but I'd like to see them on the streets. Sounds badass. Like an MB version of the S8.
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