BMW M division CEO Friedrich Nitschke told Car and Driver that the company is “considering” building an M Performance version of the 7-Series.
“Will you have an M Performance 7-series to compete with the Audi S8 and the Mercedes S-class AMG?”
“We are considering it.” Nitschke said.
Given that BMW has already M-ed the X6, it only seems fair that the 7-Series gets some love too, even if it’s just in M Performance form.
BMW M Performance Automobiles intensely highlight the athletic potential of the BMW models. They are clearly differentiated in terms of drive feel from the core BMW M GmbH vehicles – the M Automobiles, which themselves demonstrate the character of distinctive high performance sports cars within each of their own segments.
The suitability for everyday use which is typical of all BMW M GmbH products is particularly tangible in the BMW M Performance Automobiles.
At this moment BMW offers three M Performance vehicles.
The BMW M550d xDrive, BMW X5 M50d and the BMW X6 M50d are all powered by a new 3.0 liter 6-clyinder in-line diesel engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology which consists of three turbochargers. Output comes in at 381-hp at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 546 lb-ft between 2,000 – 3,000 rpm. All models are mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission.