The BMW name has reportedly been spotted in some trademark filing documents and the model names they were ‘booking’ looked even more interesting.
BMW has reserved the names ‘M7’ and ‘M9’ for vehicles that do not exist at the moment, nor are there any indicators of it.
It’s uncertain whether a car like an M7, with its persona and performance, would even attract CEOs and businessmen unless fleeing gunmen is a common occurrence.
That said, BMW did build a 760Li a couple of years back, with a massive 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 making close to 600 hp. There’s also the 750i with a twin-turbo V8 engine and all-wheel drive if you had Jason Statham for a driver.
The booking of the M9 name is even more intriguing as there’s never been any word on a 9-Series – you can only imagine the type of vehicle that would bear the name. With the way of the world, it’s probably an SUV but don’t get your hopes up just yet.
A little digging around revealed that sources close to BMW revealed that such exercises, like filing trademarks for names, are to avoid competitors from using the name.
If we do get an M9, or even a 9-Series for that matter, what would you like it to be?