BMW launches new M760i xDrive, M760Li xDrive flagship models

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 12, 2016

BMW is introducing a new flagship model for its 7 Series – the new BMW M760Li xDrive that’s powered by a new M Performance TwinPower Turbo V12 petrol engine. Aside from its powerful and confident performance, the new BMW M760Li xDrive also takes pride in its capability to provide segment-leading driving dynamics and ride comfort, as supported by an array of innovative driver assistance systems.

Drivers and passengers alike will surely like the stability, handling and ride comfort offered by the new BMW M760Li xDrive. The key to this is the cutting-edge Executive Drive Pro suspension system with support from active roll stabilization that works to minimize body movements.

The new BMW M760Li xDrive is also fitted with exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in matt Cerium Grey metallic wrapped in performance tires. This new 7-Series flagship features the rear-biased BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system that distributes engine power to all four wheels when needed, thereby ensuring that the vehicle delivers a remarkable level of performance in all conditions.

Featured as standard on the BMW M760Li xDrive is an Integral Active Steering system that does not only help in terms of active safety but also complements the more direct steering ratio at the front axle by adjusting the steering angle of the rear wheels depending on the current situation.

Thus, the Integral Active Steering system helps reduce steering effort at low speeds and in dynamic driving. Excellent braking and deceleration come courtesy of the 19-inch M Sport brakes, which features blue metallic brake calipers and M badging. Drivers piloting the new BMW M760Li xDrive would discover that it has been designed to be as manageable as possible.

They would be delighted to learn that the new BMW M760Li xDrive comes equipped with the same extensive package of cutting-edge driver assistance systems found in all BMW 7 Series models. One of these systems is the Driving Assistant Plus system that includes lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection, steering and lane control assistant, rear collision prevention and Crossing traffic warning functions.

Another driver assistance system installed on the new BMW M760Li xDrive is the Traffic jam assistant that involves semi-automated driving and the Surround View system that now features a 3D View and Panorama View option in the Control Display. Moreover, the flagship features the Active Cruise Control system with Stop&Go function, which allows drivers – via a simple push of a button -- to incorporate speed restrictions sensed by the Speed Limit Info function.

Interestingly, the iDrive operating system on the BMW M760Li xDrive features a touch screen monitor that allows drivers to use the system just like how they use a smartphones or tablets – selecting and activating displayed functions through touch. Moreover, the iDrive operating system on the BMW M760Li xDrive comes with the gesture control system – the first time this feature is employed in the BMW 7 Series.

This system uses a 3D sensor to detect hand movements to intuitively control certain infotainment functions like managing the volume in audio applications as well as accepting or rejecting incoming phone calls. Moreover, users could do a certain gesture to match a specific function.

Interestingly, the new BMW M760Li xDrive features a new smartphone holder that allows enables wireless, inductive charging for mobile phones. BMW expects some interested customers to make their BMW M760Li xDrive have a more luxurious appearance instead of a dynamic guise. For these customers, BMW also offers the optional BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence feature.

This model is basically the BMW M760Li xDrive, but with a different personality. After all, the alter-ego of the BMW M760Li xDrive gets rid of the M aerodynamic package while adding high-gloss polished 20‑inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels in W‑spoke 646 design wrapped in 245/40 R20 tires on the front and 275/35 R20 tires. The brake calipers, meanwhile, are finished in high-gloss Black.

The BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence is fitted with a chrome bar that extends across its full width and is located in the upper section of the air intake grille. Furthermore, the BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence is equipped with silver kidney grille bars with chrome fronts and bright chrome surrounds. BMW also had all other trim elements finished in bright chrome. Interestingly, the booth lid of the BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence features a “V12” badge instead of a model designation.

Furthermore, the car's two chrome rectangular tailpipe embellishers are now outlined by extra chrome trim. The interior of the BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence features BMW steering wheel with wood inlays as well as the V12 lettering in the instrument cluster.

While the BMW M760Li xDrive features a speedometer that goes as high as 350 km/h, the gauge on the BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence goes as far as 260 km/h (160 mph). Amazingly, the instrument panel lights up as soon as the driver starts the engine. Moreover, the BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence comes with a comfort-biased exhaust system with a more refined soundtrack.

Exterior Design

This renewed focus on dynamics is highlighted by an athletic yet elegant exterior and complemented by a luxuriously comfortable interior laden with a number of technological elements. Thus, the new BMW M760Li xDrive is expected to deliver a new benchmark in the luxury sedan segment.

With this setup, the new BMW M760Li xDrive consumes 12.6 liters of fuel per 100 km (22.4 mpg imp) combined and emits 294 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer, combined. This amount of dynamics is complemented by a smartly planned exterior. For instance, concealing the powerful V12 engine is a cover with “M Performance” lettering.

Additionally, the new BMW M760Li xDrive comes with the M aerodynamic package that includes larger air intakes in the front apron as well as exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke 760M design with matt Cerium Grey finish.

Likewise, this galvanized Cerium Grey finish is found on the kidney grille frame, the fronts of the grille bars and the strips on the exterior door handles. This finish is also found on the Air Breathers, front apron strip, side door trim elements and boot lid handle.

Additionally, the new BMW M760Li xDrive features mirror caps in Cerium Grey finish and other distinctive elements like V12 badges on the C-pillars, M logos on the sides and the xDrive lettering and model badge at the rear.

At the rear, the new BMW M760Li xDrive is fitted with the new M sports exhaust system with flap control as well as twin tailpipe embellishers in galvanized Cerium Grey flanking each side.

Interior Design

Just like the exterior, the interior of the new BMW M760Li xDrive features BMW M Performance elements like the exclusive M leather steering wheel with the M logo.

This steering wheel features Pearl Gloss Chrome multifunction buttons on its spokes as well as shift paddles for manual gear changes on the reverse. Furthermore, the flagship is specified with door sill plates with an illuminated V12 logo as well as an instrument cluster featuring an exclusive speedometer that shows the model designation and a speedometer that displays up to 330 km/h (205 mph), indicating how fast the new BMW M760Li xDrive can go.

Accentuating the area of the center console -- around the selector level -- and the iDrive Controller is a BMW Individual decorative inlay in Piano Finish Black with V12 badging. Customers could avail of the optional Touch Command Panel – with V12 badging -- in the center armrest of the rear compartment.

Taking care of the comfort and convenience inside the BMW M760Li xDrive are a number of related elements like the electrically adjustable front comfort seats with memory function. Highlighting the luxurious elegance of the cabin are the Fineline black fine wood interior trim strips with high-gloss metal effect as well as the high-quality deep-pile floor mats in the rear compartment.

The interior is also specified with an Alcantara Anthracite headliner. Further accentuating the luxurious nature of the interior is the exclusive Nappa leather trim wrapping the center armrests, door cards, head restraints, seat surfaces, seat side sections and side armrests.

Powertrain

Acting as the core of the new BMW M760Li xDrive is a 6.6-liter M Performance TwinPower Turbo V12 engine that develops a max output of 441 kW (600 hp) at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) at 1,500 rpm, allowing the range-topping vehicle to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

The max speed of the BMW M760Li xDrive could be set further to 305 km/h (189 mph) when the vehicle is equipped with the optional M Driver’s Package. This amount of power is transmitted to the wheels, as standard, using the cutting-edge eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission known for its optimal internal efficiency.

Moreover, the M Performance-specific tuning of the shift programs has been specifically tailored to the attributes of the 6.6-liter V12 engine – allowing it to make sportier gear changes as well as more immediate downshifts throughout the rev range.

Also, the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission works on a gear-change strategy assisted by navigation data while functioning smoothly with the standard Auto Start Stop function.

Press Release

The new BMW M760Li xDrive.

With the new BMW M760Li xDrive, the freshly launched new BMW 7 Series is gaining a prestigious flagship model. Headlined by its exceptional refinement and supreme power delivery at all times, the 12-cylinder petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology under the bonnet reinforces the new car’s range-topping status. The boldly dynamic driving characteristics of the BMW M760Li xDrive combine with superior ride comfort to make a compelling statement and set a new benchmark in the luxury sedan segment.
Powerful and authoritative.

The new BMW M760Li xDrive gives a debut to the new M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder petrol engine. Concealed under a cover bearing “M Performance” lettering, the 6.6-litre V12 develops output of 441 kW/600 hp* at 5,500 rpm* and peak torque of 800 Nm (590 lb-ft)* at 1,500 rpm* (fuel consumption combined: 12.6 l/100 km [22.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 294 g/km)**. The high-performance unit with leading-edge M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology accelerates the BMW M760Li xDrive from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds* on the way to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). If the optional M Driver’s Package is specified, the speed limiter doesn’t cut in until 305 km/h (189 mph). Power transfer is via the state-of-the-art eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as standard. The M Performance-specific tuning of the shift programs, delivering sportier gear changes and more instantaneous downshifts throughout the rev range, has been specially adapted to the characteristics of the V12 engine. With its optimal internal efficiency and a gear-change strategy assisted by navigation data, the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission contributes to the authoritative driving experience and works seamlessly with the standard Auto Start Stop function.

Outperforming its segment rivals in driving dynamics and ride comfort.

The innovative Executive Drive Pro suspension system is a passport to dynamic sharpness and unbeatable ride comfort. Active roll stabilisation minimises body movements, and the system teams up with performance tyres, fitted to exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in matt Cerium Grey metallic, to give the new BMW M760Li xDrive the best driving dynamics in its class – without impinging on ride comfort. The rear-biased BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system takes its lead from the available grip levels to distribute engine power to all four wheels as the situation demands. In the process, it delivers the dynamic excellence you’d expect of an M Performance model and a supreme level of performance in all conditions. Active safety and driving dynamics are also beneficiaries of the standard Integral Active Steering system in the new BMW M760Li xDrive, which complements the more direct steering ratio at the front axle by adjusting the steering angle of the rear wheels according to the situation at hand. This reduces steering effort at low speeds and in dynamic driving, further enhancing agility and active safety. The new 19-inch M Sport brakes, boasting blue metallic brake callipers and M badging, set the seal on the dynamic armoury of the BMW M760Li xDrive and ensure unbeatable deceleration at all times.

Innovative driver assistance systems.

The new BMW M760Li xDrive is fitted with the same extensive package of innovative driver assistance systems as all variants of the successfully launched BMW 7 Series model range. The Driving Assistant Plus system includes the Steering and lane control assistant, Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection, Rear collision prevention and Crossing traffic warning functions. Meanwhile, the Traffic jam assistant – which involves semi-automated driving – can be used on any type of road. And the Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function now only requires drivers to press a button to incorporate speed restrictions detected by the Speed Limit Info function. The new generation of the Surround View system now also includes a 3D View and Panorama View option in the Control Display.

Dynamic focus underlined by the exterior styling.

In its exterior appearance alone, the new BMW M760Li xDrive embodies the dynamic mission statement of the BMW M Performance Automobiles with unmistakable clarity. The M aerodynamic package with larger air intakes in the front apron and exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke 760M design with matt Cerium Grey finish guarantee an elegantly sporty appearance. The exclusive galvanised Cerium Grey finish for the kidney grille frame and the fronts of the grille bars, along with the front apron strip, the strips on the exterior door handles, Air Breathers, side door trim elements and boot lid handle, all add colour accents, subtly highlighting the special status of the BMW M760Li xDrive within the BMW 7 Series model range and the BMW model line-up as a whole. Other notable exterior features include the mirror caps, likewise in Cerium Grey, V12 badges on the C-pillars, the M logos on the sides of the car and the xDrive lettering and model badge at the rear. A new M sports exhaust system with flap control generates an emotionally rich V12 soundtrack and adds the finishing touches to the signature M Performance look with its galvanised Cerium Grey twin tailpipe embellishers in exclusive design positioned on either side.

Familiar M Performance accents for the interior, too.

The now familiar BMW M Performance character is also present and correct inside the car. The exclusive M leather steering wheel carries the M logo, has Pearl Gloss Chrome multifunction buttons on its spokes and shift paddles for manual gear changes on the reverse. Door sill plates with an illuminated V12 logo whet the appetite for the driving pleasure to come, while the instrument cluster contains an exclusive speedometer featuring the model designation and a dial now extending to 330 km/h (205 mph). Like the M pedals and M driver’s footrest, the special speedo points to the performance potential of the BMW M760Li xDrive. The area of the centre console around the selector level and iDrive Controller is adorned with a BMW Individual decorative inlay in Piano Finish Black and with V12 badging. The optional Touch Command Panel in the rear compartment’s centre armrest hosts a similar V12 identifier.

Comfort features generate a modern and luxurious ambience.

The electrically adjustable front comfort seats with memory function and the Fineline black fine wood interior trim strips with high-gloss metal effect team up with high-quality deep-pile floor mats in the rear compartment and an Alcantara Anthracite headliner to generate a luxurious ambience. Exclusive Nappa leather trim covers the seat surfaces, seat side sections, head restraints, door cards, centre armrests and side armrests to round off the elegant atmosphere in tasteful style.

BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence option also available.

For customers looking to trade the overtly dynamic appearance of their BMW M760Li xDrive for a more discreet luxurious look, the optional BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence is available at no extra cost. This character variant significantly alters the personality of the BMW M760Li xDrive, shedding the M aerodynamic package and adding 20‑inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels in W‑spoke 646 design high-gloss polished with mixed-size tyres (front: 245/40 R20, rear: 275/35 R20). There is also a high-gloss Black finish for the brake callipers. Customers choosing the V12 Excellence model can expect their BMW M760Li xDrive to feature a chrome bar extending across the full width of the car in the upper section of the air intake grille. In addition, the kidney grille bars are in Silver with chrome fronts and surrounds likewise in bright chrome. All the other trim elements on the body also come in bright chrome. In place of a model designation, the BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence has a “V12” badge on the boot lid. The exhaust system’s pair of chrome, rectangular tailpipe embellishers are now framed by additional chrome trim. Inside the car, meanwhile, the BMW steering wheel features wood inlays, and the V12 lettering in the instrument cluster – whose speedometer extends as far as 260 km/h (160 mph) – illuminates when the driver fires up the engine. The comfort-biased exhaust system with its refined soundtrack also helps to accentuate the specific character of the V12 Excellence model.

Intuitive operation with touch display and BMW gesture control.

As in all variants of the new BMW 7 Series, the monitor of the iDrive operating system in the new range-topping BMW M760Li xDrive comes in touch display form. This means customers will be able to navigate around the system in the same way as with modern electronic devices. In addition to using the Controller to operate the system in the familiar style, its functions can also be selected and activated by touching the screen’s surface.

The iDrive system also features the gesture control system presented in the BMW 7 Series for the first time. Hand movements detected by a 3D sensor control infotainment functions in an extremely intuitive and user-friendly fashion. The gestures can be used for a number of functions, including controlling the volume in audio applications and accepting or rejecting incoming telephone calls. There is also the option of pairing a specific gesture with an individual choice of function. Also joining the fray is a new smartphone holder integrated into the centre console, which enables wireless, inductive charging for mobile phones for the first time in a car.

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