BMW’s V12-powered flagship is on its way, as a 7-Series configurator glitch provided some clues about the future model.
It appears – at first glance – that the online configurator at bmw.de is responsible for the inadvertent, confirmation of the twelve cylinder 7-series, and the guys from Bimmer Today were fast enough to snap a couple of pics of the thing before it was taken down from the site
If it looks exactly like a 750i; that’s because it is, as apparently, a system glitch added the 760Li and M760Li badges to an otherwise plain 750i. To make matters even more complicated, the other pics (depicting mix badging) might be hiding out the future V12’s looks, as Bimmer Today reckons the rear bumper of the 730d – showing different tailpipe designs – was actually meant for the M760Li variant.
Still, the the badges are the dead giveaway of BMW’s intention to launch the V12-powered 7-Series, although it’s not clear if the 7-Series finally answered some of its customer’s prayers, and if it will sport an M Performance-enhanced variant – seen with the M760Li moniker attached to it.
Nonetheless, a V12-powered 7-Series is coming, and under the hood – considering the latest rumors – we hope to find a Rolls-Royce borrowed N74 6.6-litre mill, that outputs somewhere around 600 hp for the “standard” variant.