Exclusive – BMW rules out an M7 version image

BMW has no plans of offering an M7 range-topping version of the upcoming 7-Series flagship.

These past few months have been filled with reports that were talking about a true M7 for the next BMW 7-Series lineup but inautonews.com has found out that the car manufacturer has absolutely no plans of putting such a model into production. According to a source within the company, the new generation of the BMW 7-Series will not see the debut of the M7 but that doesn’t mean that a version worthy of taking on the AMG S-Class isn’t around the corner. Chances are that this will not be wearing the M badges on its body and inside but it will be most likely capable of taking on its main competitor.

“No, this car will not happen”, said the BMW representative when asked about an M7.

Initial rumors were stating that the BMW M7 should have received the same exhaust system found on the M5 / M6 Gran Coupe, along with new side skirts, a new rear diffuser and some tweaks made to the bumpers. The model should have gotten the 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 engine under its hood, the same one used on the M5, where it is capable of producing 560 HP (412 kW) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque. On the M7, the unit was supposed to become more powerful, producing more than 600 HP, connected to a double clutch transmission. The new generation of the 7-Series flagship is expected to make its public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show so it remains to be seen which will be the most powerful version.