In the event any of you have been still holding your breath for a true M variant of the full-sized luxobarge, the 7-Series, a Portuguese blog has been able to render what they think a pure BMW M7 could look like.
Mind you, there have been rumors circulating that the next generation BMW 7-Series could see a variant being put through the M-Division finishing school, since last year. Even BMW of North America’s CEO has been reportedly pushing for one. Though the rumor said that this possible M variant would take the form of an “M-Sport” 7-Series, rather than a truly bonafide M7, called the “M770i xDrive,” which would also indicate the use of all-wheel drive.
Under the hood could sit a newly updated twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 good for 482hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. Those aren’t exactly mind-boggling numbers, but the rumor said that the focus would also be on significantly lowering the 7-Series’ weight to improve performance, should this actually happen.
Styling? Well, I have to say, this artist did a very nice job of “M-ifying” the current generation 7-Series. Now would they do it? Sure, it would be fairly interesting to see what BMW M’s performance house could do with the 7-Series considering Audi has soldiered on with the S8, Mercedes-Benz with the S-Class AMG, and Jaguar with the recently reintroduced Jaguar XJR. Porsche is now in the game, Lexus at least introduced the F-Sport LS, so I think it’s about time BMW took a crack at it, despite it being against their whole idea of agile automobiles—a 7-Series, being the leviathan it is, isn’t really supposed to be agile. But BMW have pulled it off by making the 7-Series feel smaller. So it’s a toss up for me…
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– By: Chris Chin