2018 BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor’s Swan sailing yacht will appear at Frankfurt

Article by Christian A., on September 11, 2017

This BMW M760Li might be the car you are looking for if you are into yachts and sailing. As you know, the BMW 7-Series is the company’s range topping model, but now, it has partnered with Nautor’s Swan (which is known for their luxury sailing yachts). This special edition 760Li that comes with unique features was developed to honor 25 years of BMW Individual’s history.

To make the already luxurious model even more upscale, the company had to give it more upgrades. This includes unique brake calipers that have been finished in the same colour as the car, while wearing the exclusive Nautor’s Swan logo that only the exclusive model gets. The car also has the same logo affixed on the rear end. These are just some elements that you get on the outside, and most of the new luxury add-ons can be found in the cabin.

Details that will remind you of a yacht include teak wood paneling with joints filled precisely with a layer of rubber. This rubber helps the wood expand and contract when the climate changes, just like what you would find in a luxury sailing yacht. The trunk floor also gets carbon bonded wood components, matched with an Alcantara Smoke White finish.

Since this BMW M760Li is inspired by Nautor’s Swan, the automaker had the luxury yacht company produce the interior trims, door sills and floor mats. This model also has a couple of features that differentiate them from the standard model. For instance, small details include stitched Nautor’s Swan logos onto the headrests and cushions, including the sun visors and the interior trims, where each one is made of European Oak.

Under the special edition BMW M760Li’s hood is the same M Performance TwinPower turbocharged V12 that can be found on other 7 Series models. It will cost less than the M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence, which already costs over $150,000 alone.

The 6.6 liter V12 enables the car to carry out 610 horsepower (448 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-metres) of torque, that gives it the ability to sprint from standstill to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 3.7 seconds. This engine works with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.

During the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, we will be able to see BMW Individual’s M760Li inspired by Nautor’s Swan. As of now, we do not know how much money one would have to shell out to get this special edition vehicle, but we do know that it will take a heavy toll on anyone’s bank account.

Nevertheless, we think that it is a brilliant idea for BMW to partner with Nautor’s Swan to design this special edition model.

Press Release

25 Years of BMW Individual: The BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor's Swan.Finnish shipyard Nautor’s Swan and BMW present exclusive, unique specimen to mark milestone anniversary.

The 25-year history of BMW Individual boasts countless highlights. The headquarters of BMW Individual Manufaktur are in Garching, just outside Munich. It is here that numerous, unique models have been created during the last quarter of a century.

To celebrate this anniversary, BMW Individual is presenting a car that stands out even amongst all the special editions and individual models of past years: the BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor's Swan (combined fuel consumption: 12.8 l /100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 294 g/km).

Luxury and high performance: Nautor's Swan. Over the past 50 years, the renown of Nautor's Swan has spread beyond the world of sailing and is understood to be synonymous with luxurious, high-performance yachts. BMW and the Finnish yacht designer and manufacturer share a partnership of many years’ standing. The two brands appear together at prestigious regattas such as “Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez”.

This cooperation has produced a one-off model to celebrate the 25th anniversary of BMW Individual, combining the best of both worlds. The result: The BMW top model M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence, inspired by a glamorous sailing yacht.

Yachting atmosphere on board. A brief glance is enough to reveal the yachting inspiration behind the unique BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor's Swan. Cooperation partner Nautor's Swan produced some elements for this special model by hand at their workshop in western Finland. These include teak panels with joints filled precisely with a fine layer of rubber. This allows the wood to expand and contract with changing temperatures. This is particularly sensible for the deck on a yacht – but also in a car. That is why this carbon-bonded wooden component graces the boot floor in the BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor's Swan. The boot is also intricately fitted out in Alcantara Smoke White.

The interior trims, entry sills and floor mats are also made with teak and have been produced by Nautor's Swan. You can feel and see the yachting flair in every inch. This is enhanced by the presence of the Finnish brand’s insignia. The Nautor's Swan signet is stitched into the headrests and cushions. It also adorns the sun visors and interior trims made of European oak on the driver’s side and the central console.

Elegant and discreet exterior design details. The cooperation between the two brands is also apparent on the exterior. The brake calipers on the BMW Individual M760Li, which are exclusively finished in the same colour as the car, each bear a sublime, raised Swan logo, which is manufactured in an extra procedure. The boot lid of the car is also decorated with the Nautor’s Swan arrow, which is usually to be found on the side of the yachts. By way of analogy, the side of the car features a coachline, underlining its luxury quality.

Based on the BMW M760Li xDrive luxury limousine. The starting point for such a special car was none less than the already impressive BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence. It has an exterior finished in the special BMW Individual colour damask red and a two-tone fine-grain Merino leather interior in smoke white and Criollo brown. The same is true of other features finished in leather, such as the footrests in the back of the car. BMW Individual takes the full leather interior to the next level, integrating top-quality BMW leather varieties into the trims for the A and B pillars, seat trims, door sills and the side covers for the instrument panel. The vehicle manual is also produced inside the Manufaktur and bound in Criollo brown Merino leather.

Sporty street performance with maximum comfort. The BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor's Swan special model is just as impressive on the road. An M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder petrol engine provides plenty of drive. A cubic capacity of 6.6 litres allows the engine to perform at 448 kW/610 hp and provides maximum torque of 800 Nm. The high-performance engine lets the car accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds.

In conjunction with the modern 8-gear Steptronic Sport transmission, the matchless characteristics of the V12 engine provides plenty of sporty yet controlled thrust. The innovative Executive Drive Pro chassis system also combines remarkable driving dynamism with maximum driving comfort. As you would expect from such a high-quality car, the on-board technology is also state-of-the-art. Semi-automated driving, touch display and BMW Gesture Control are just three of the technical highlights of this unique part of BMW’s history.

The BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor's Swan celebrates its debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on 12 September 2017.

BMW’s elite models share their identity and attitude. The car presents itself as part of a distinct BMW product category creating a new presence for its luxury cars. The identity and attitude shared by BMW’s elite models, including the BMW 7 Series as well as the new BMW X7, BMW i8 and new BMW i8 Roadster, are echoed in a newly designed logo which combines a black-and-white version of the manufacturer’s roundel first used 100 years ago with the company name “Bayerische Motoren Werke” written out in full. With its classical, understated aesthetic and the company’s original name spelt out, the logo highlights BMW’s inimitable history.

Source: BMW

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