In order to celebrate 25 years of BMW Individual products, the German automaker teamed up with Finnish shipyard Nautor’s Swan to build this custom M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence.
The starting point for the project was of course, the car, wearing a special BMW Individual color named Damask Red, while the interior featured two-tone Merino leather in smoke white and Criollo brown.
BMW even dressed up the A and B pillars in leather, as well as the seat trims, door sills and the side covers for the instrument panel. This car was certainly one of the most luxurious 7-Series models even before it was customized with outside help.
Speaking of which, the brake calipers, finished in the same color as the exterior, bear the raised Swan logo, while the boot lid is also decorated with the Finnish company’s arrow – usually found on the side of yachts.
For the interior, Nautor’s Swan produced teak panels with joints filled with a fine layer of rubber, allowing the wood to expand and contract with changing temperatures, a procedure that works well on the deck of a yacht. BMW added this carbon-bonded wooden component to the boot floor of the car, which is fitted out in Alcantara Smoke White.
Other custom components include the entry sills and floor mats (also made with teak), as well as the Finnish company’s signet, stitched into the headrests and cushions, and also found on the sun visors and oak trims, on the driver’s side and center console.
The BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor’s Swan will make its debut next week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, September 12th.