Sitting at the very top end of the Bavarian limo food chain is this, the BMW M760Li xDrive. It’s actually been a full year since its introduction, but all details pertaining to this beast of a car are finally out of the bag.
First, let’s address the elephant in the room. At the heart of the M760Li is a 6.6-litre V12 motor with BMW TwinPower turbo technology. It belts 610 hp at 5,500 rpm and a flipping 800 Nm of torque from 1,550 rpm, accelerating it from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds. All that power is managed by an eight-speed Steptronic transmission that’s specifically tuned to handle the brutish output. Four-wheel drive is standard, as the xDrive moniker denotes.
This limousine makes so much power that it necessitates a speed limiter. This effectively cuts power at 305 km/h (250 km/h if M Driver’s Package isn’t optioned), the kind of velocity most of us daren’t explore. If by any chance you’re presented with the challenge to grow a pair, just take comfort at the fact that the M760Li is fully decked with the brand’s fullest suite of active and passive safety technologies. There is now a new generation Surround View system which includes 3D View and Panorama View in the centre display.
In the looks department, the limo gets the usual, aggro M-specific bodykit, whereas the 20-inch lightweight M alloy wheels, kidney grille and exhaust tips are all finished in matte Cerium Grey metallic. Other visual upgrades include a new 19-inch M Sport brakes with metallic blue callipers, as well as V12 badges on the C-pillars.
Also included as standard are the new Active Steering system and Executive Drive Pro suspension for best-in-class ride comfort and dynamic alacrity.
The cabin remains largely the same, save for some V12 identifiers littered around the cabin. The speedometer now extends to 330 km/h, while plush Nappa leather is the upholstery of choice. Should any of these be too flashy for one’s liking, BMW is offering the Excellence package for no extra charge. This substitutes all of the sporty M bits for a more toned down, corporate-esque look to better suit low-key industry captains.