Recall is expanded for BMW M760Li xDrive over oil-leak risks

Article by Christian A., on June 28, 2017

BMW saw a potential oil leak on the new M760Li, prompting them to recall the said vehicle last April. Today, a little over two months after issuing the first recall, BMW is once again recalling the M760Li for the same reason. While 97 examples have been initially affected, the latest recall notice covers a total of 206 vehicles as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (or NHTSA).

One of the main reasons is the oil leaking from the oil cooler possibly going onto the front brakes, compromising the vehicle’s braking efficiency. The 2017 BMW M760Li xDrive sedan, which packs a total output of 592hp(600PS) and 590lb ft (800Nm) of torque, can go for a zero-to-62 mph sprint in only 3.9 seconds. Even if no injuries or accidents have been reported, recalling the affected vehicles is important to let them check and replace the engine oil cooler line or whatever is necessary to prevent any serious problems.

According to BMW, they will be working on the vehicles beginning August 7 and that the procedure will be free of charge and should not take more than two hours to complete. In spite of this, owners should wait to be contacted first by the dealership before bringing in their cars for a check-up.

Just like the rest of the 7 Series, the M760Li, BMW’s flagship M-Performance 7 Series sedan offers a combination of comfort, speed and luxury. It is equipped with a massive 6.6-liter V12 engine with a torque output that can compete with an Alpina B7, a Mercedes AMG S63 or an Audi S8.

The Alpina B7 xDrive, the closest thing to an M7, has a 600hp (608PS) output and 590lb-ft (800Nm) of torque coming from its 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 engine. BMW equips the M760Li with its very own Executive Drive Pro adaptive suspension system together with a set of 20-inch alloy wheels in Cerium Grey metallic matte and 19-inch M Sport brakes with brake calipers in contrasting blue metallic paint.

Incidentally, several BMW 7 Series models have also been recalled lately concerning another issue. A total of ninety-two 7 Series models with wrongly installed tail lamps have been called in including the 740i, 740Li, 740Lxi, 750i, 750xi, 750Li and 750Lxi (between 2013-2015). The recall also includes some 2014 ActiveHybrid 7 models with the same improper left corner tail lamp assembly. To confirm, owners may contact BMW’s customer hotline at (800) 525-7417.

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