Throwback Thursday: When BMW built the most expensive 7-Series ever



Some of you might have forgotten, some of you might not have even heard of it but BMW Individual, the Bavarian car maker’s customisation arm once built a 7-Series that was dressed and finished in silver.

Dubbed the most expensive 7-Series ever built after it was equipped with over 10 kilograms of silver, it was named and fittingly so, the BMW 760Li Sterling Edition.

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Not only was it treated by the delicate hands of BMW Individual, it was also worked on by some of the most tradition-steeped craftsmen of German silver manufacturer Robbe & Berking.

The price for this jewellery on wheels was never revealed although a quick search on the Robbe & Berking website showed that a simple silver tea spoon retails at nearly RM 1,000 so one can only imagine.

All the silver pieces you see in and out of the car – from the kidney grille, door trims, door handles and dashboard trims –  are made of 925 silver and have been painstakingly crafted by hand, a tradition the German brand has taken pride of since 1874 with the believe that only man’s hand can create pieces of art.

925 silver essentially means 92.5% silver, with 7.5% of other materials like copper used, to increase the hardness and strength of the silver pieces as 99.9% silver is considered relatively soft.


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