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.