BMW Releases Japan-Only 7-Series V12 Bi-Turbo Limited Edition Model

BMW will sell a limited edition 7-Series model in Japan called the V12 Bi-Turbo, and which is somewhat similar to the 760Li “V12 25 Years Edition”. Based on the 760Li model, the 7 Series V12 Bi-Turbo is powered by the same 6.0-liter V12 gasoline engine with double VANOS technology that produces 544 PS (536 hp) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque, identical figures to the standard 760Li. While there are no technical modifications to the car, the package does bring aesthetic and equipment upgrades. On the outside, BMW fitted the M aerodynamic package that includes redesigned bumpers, 21-inch V-spoke alloy wheels plus “V12 Bi-Turbo” and “M” badges on the bootlid. The exhaust pipes and kidney grille have a dark chrome finish, while the “V12 Bi-Turbo” badge is also visible on the door sills. The interior is fully upholstered in Nappa leather, with the iDrive controller, air conditioning vents and other levers sporting a ceramic finish. The limited edition 7 Series comes equipped with a special 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system that delivers 1,200 watts. The BMW 7 Series V12 Bi-Turbo will only be produced in 52 units and will be exclusive for the Japanese market. Orders can be placed until August, with the first deliveries scheduled for October. The starting price is 22,600,000 Japanese Yen, roughly equivalent to $222,000/€172,000 at the current exchange rates. By Dan Mihalascu Story References: BMW via Worldcarfans