2020 BMW M760Li Is A Powerful Luxo-Barge, So Let’s See What She’ll Do, Shall We?

How quick is the latest iteration M760Li xDrive? According to BMW’s official numbers, that would be 3.8 seconds for the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph), and a 305 km/h (189 mph) top speed.

Mind you, that’s mind-blowing in a car that doesn’t cut back on comfort and weighs as much as a small shed. That’s thanks to its 6.6-liter V12, which underwent a few revisions that comply with the new emissions regs, yet still puts out 585 PS (577 hp / 430 kW) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque.

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Manufacturer’s performance numbers don’t always translate to the real world, though, so AutoTopNL decided to find out what Munich’s top executive sedan will really do. The reviewer got behind the wheel on a no-speed-limit section of a German highway and subjected the car to a top speed test.

The data was recorded on a third-party device, which is more accurate than the speedometer, and saw it hit the 300 km/h (187 mph) mark in no time. Other measured runs were from 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph), as well as the quarter-mile. Not that we expect to see it anywhere near a drag strip, but it’s nice to know what it’s capable of.

Anyhow, in case any M760Li would like something more, they can always turn to the tuning community. One of the choices available is G-Power, who last year upgraded the previous iteration of the German flagship sedan, giving it a substantial boos and upping its output to 700 PS (690 hp / 515 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque.

 

  • T2X

    R.I.P. V12 Engine… I don’t understand why, BMW produced an engine like this. To compare the new 4.4l TwinTurbo Engine has 625PS in the Competition version, this Car / Engine are bigger and more risk for error susceptibility with the V12 and less Power.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Because they could. And I am grateful that they did.
      We’ll miss the sounds of a glorious ICE.

    • TRB0T0Y

      Because if you pop the hood of a peasant’s pickup, you’ll find a V8 engine. The V12 sets this car apart from the masses. Money is no object, and these folks buy the V12 Bimmer and Benzes simply ‘because it is there’.

    • Dennis James

      There are clear differences in low-end torque. The V12 has more immediacy, less lag until torque pick up.

    • Cobrajet

      BMW should make a M7 while it still can, with the last units.

    • TheBelltower

      BMW offers it because it’s also the same engine used in the Rolls Royce Dawn, Wraith and Ghost. Along with a modified version of it in the Cullinan and Phantom. It’s nearly zero effort for BMW to offer it as their premium engine in the 7.

  • iggination

    The data was recorded on a third-party device, which is more accurate than the speedometer, and saw it hit the 300 km/h (187 mph) mark in no time.

    Such accurate reporting lol

    • europeon

      No, it’s not slow by any measure, and 0-100 is only a relevant metric nowadays for Tesla fanboys (and Internet kids comparing meaningless spec sheets).

  • SteersUright

    Interior and exterior sound is remarkably different. Thats cheating. Inside, it sounds like a V8, nothing special about its engine noise. Shouldn’t that be part of the V12 premium experience?

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Sad that BMW ruined the design of the 7 Series.

    S63 or S65 would be what I’d get.

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