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.
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.