Geneva LIVE: BMW M760i xDrive
The large luxury sedan is expected to reach 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds.
We now have live photos of the new BMW M760i xDrive, an M Performance variant of the large luxury sedan.
The M-badged 7-Series has been outfitted with a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V12 engine, apparently borrowed from the Rolls Royce Ghost and Wraith. Preliminary specs point to 600 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, available as low as 1,500 rpm. The figures represent an increase of 56 ponies and 37 lb-ft of twist over the standard 6.0-liter mill.
BMW suggests the large luxury sedan is capable of launching to 62 mph from a stop in just 3.9 seconds, eventually hitting the speed limiter at 155 mph. The production car could be even quicker than promised, as previous rumors pointed to around 624 horsepower for the M760i or 600 horsepower for the long-wheelbase edition.
Notably, the preliminary output estimates are no higher than the new Alpina B7 xDrive. The Alpina opts for a 4.4-liter V8 with 20psi of boost, rather than the larger V12 powerplant. Its max 590 lb-ft of torque is available only from 3,000 rpm, though it is still quicker than the M760i -- 3.6 seconds to 60 mph and capable of reaching 193 mph.
The M760i is distinguished by an M aerodynamic package with larger air intakes, Cerium Grey trim, active louvers in the kidney grille and 20-inch double-spoke wheels, among other visual tweaks.
The M760i xDrive is slated to arrive early next year and will make its North American debut at the New York Auto Show next month. An MSRP will be announced closer to launch.
Live photos by Ronan Glon.