While the all-new generation BMW 7 Series is already out in the open, the rumor mill keeps spinning around the Bavarian producer – and the latest report paints a very interesting picture.
It appears the powertrain options of the newly introduced flagship sedan – which was revealed this summer – could be enhanced with the addition of not one, but two V12 versions in the not so distant future. We’re actually rooting for this move to happen as the downsizing trend will leave us with elegant V12 engines acting as unicorns in the near future – everyone heard of them, no one would get to see them. So, having BMW slap not one but two V12 versions under the hood of the 7 Series would bode well with the recent decision of its rival Mercedes-Benz to actually lift the production of the powertrain type. Currently the 7 Series flagship can be had in just two gasoline versions: 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder delivering 326 hp (240 kW) and found in the 740i/740Li and the feistier 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 that churns out 450 hp (330 kW) and runs on the 750i xDrive/750Li xDrive versions.
The latest report is also rumoring the fact that BMW is mulling the use of the Rolls-Royce-sourced 6.6-liter V12 that would be pitted in two different directions. A very executive 600 hp (441 kW) with the 760i /760 Li (we’re clearly imagining this one going for the armored option as well) and the second one will be even more over the top. That’s because it would bestow the M760i moniker on the range and power is expected to go over the 600 hp mark.
Via BMW Blog