2017 BMW 760Li has M-package and xDrive
The new 2017 BMW M760Li isn’t really an M.
Despite the M badge, the car isn’t what you’d expect from the M division, so it sort of sits between a standard Beemer and an M.
Don’t get us wrong, it packs a powerful punch but it’s no racer with stiff handling and suspension.
The Li in the badging means that this is the longer version – just the sort of thing that captains of industry sit in the back of while being driven to their next high powered business meeting. We are talking luxury, comfort and space.
And a little bit of M tweaking for livening up those boring journey’s after a long day.
2017 BMW 760Li Release date
The new 2017 BMW M760Li xDrive is available right now, although don’t expect your local showroom to be full of them – the Li isn’t going to be on the regular shopping list for most car buyers.
2017 BMW 760Li Price
As you’d expect, a full on luxo-barge from BMW isn’t cheap, prices are in the region of $85,000 for the ‘off the shelf’ version, but customizing and options could easily add another $10,000 to $20,000 to that price.
2017 BMW 760Li Video
2017 BMW 760Li Redesign and changes
This isn’t really about redesign, the Li isn’t something that is a popular model, so we’re looking more at what you get for your money.
2017 BMW 760Li Specs
Starting under the hood, we’ll see a fantastic 6.6 liter V12 motor, producing around 600 BHP and 590 lb/ft of torque from as low down as 1,500 RPM – that is proper low end torque. This means that (if you’re that interested) a 0 – 62 MPH sprint happens in 3.92 seconds (that’s seriously rapid for a car this size) and an electronically limited top speed of 155 MPH.
Power is sent to all four wheels (xDrive is BMW’s all-wheel drive system) via an ultra-smooth 8-speed transmission.
The styling and aero have been taken care of by the M division, so while not over the top with sports styling, there are subtle clues that this Beemer could give you a run for your money if it wanted to; deep bumpers, side skirts, fat rubber and sports exhaust are there if you’re looking for them, but otherwise, this 7 Series doesn’t look aggressive.
Competition comes from the likes of the Audi A8 W12 and the Mercedes S600, both heavy hitters in this niche market, but we’re sure that BMW can take them on and give them a good seeing to.