Report: BMW may defy all claims with an M Performance 7-Series
Over the years, one of the many questions consistently raised at BMW was whether or not they’d change their mind about making an M-based 7-Series. And for as long as the 7-Series has been around, the answer to that question was that BMW believed the 7-Series’ position as a full-size luxury sedan didn’t match with BMW M’s ideology of lightweight, nimble, and fast sports cars dressed in unassuming bodies.
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So for the turn of every generation, the prospect of an M-ified 7-Series was a resounding no, even with stiff competition from the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG, the Maserati Quattroporte, the Jaguar XJR, and the Audi S8.
But now, it seems BMW is interested in finally changing its mind by offering a potential M Performance model. While it may not exactly be a full-fledged M7 like we’re hoping, it’s most likely the closest thing to it without going for a full-fledged Alpina B7. Speaking of which, the B7 was another reason why an M7 never came to existence.
According to CARandDRIVER, BMW seeks to build an M Performance model out of a short-wheelbase 760i, complete with BMW’s twin-turbo V12, alongside the Alpina B7, which still sports a twin-turbocharged V8 with around 600hp.
Not much else is known, but it does leave for slightly more potential for a full-fledged M7, depending if there is demand.