2016 Geneva Motor Show – BMW M770Li xDrive
I’m not still done with the Geneva show; it’s all over, obviously, but there’s more to talk about and I haven’t gotten around to everything I found interesting. I am but one man, after all. Leaving excuses behind, I just had to say a few words about the new BMW M760Li xDrive, a vehicle that aims at restoring the BMW 7 series’ position on top of the luxury segment.
Benefiting from power, as well as refined driving capabilities, the luxurious sedans has a lot to offer. The new xDrive vehicle is powered by a M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder engine – 6.6-liter V12 – developing 610 hp (448 kW) and 800 Nm of torque. As a result, the comfortable vehicle will do 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). If customers ask for it, the optional M Driver’s Package will allow the vehicle to max out at over 300 km/h (189 mph).Surely, the new M sport exhaust system, with flap control, will deliver an incredible soundtrack as you roll along.
Part of the long list of equipment, the Executive Drive Pro suspension system is responsible for a smooth ride while the Active roll stabilization minimizes body movements. Also worth mentioning is that the rear-biased BMW xDrive intelligent AWD system will send the power where it is needed, individually to each of four wheels.
Additional equipment includes the Integral Active Steering system, the Driving Assistant Plus system, Steering and Lane Control Assist, Lane Keeping Assistant, Rear Collision Prevention and Crossing Traffic Warning functions. There’s even a Traffic Jam Assistant, which delivers semi-automated driving.
On an aesthetic level, it’s rather difficult to imagine a more stylish and imposing vehicle than the BMW M760Li xDrive With an overall vibe that would make Rolls-Royce owners envious. Boasting large air intakes, exclusive 20-inch M alloys and a matte Cerium Grey finish, the BMW succeeds in getting everyone’s attention. Please note the special mirror caps, V12 badges on the C-pillars, M logos on the sides and the xDrive lettering.
So, there’s power, style, but what of comfort and accommodations? The vehicle benefits from an exclusive M leather steering wheel, Pearl Gloss Chrome multi-functional buttons, shift paddles, door sill plates with illuminated V12 logo and overall sporty ambiance. The Bavarian team made sure everything is beyond reproach which is why the equipped their sedan with electrically adjustable front comfort seats, with memory function, and the Fineline black fine wood interior trim strips with high-gloss metal blends, as well as high-quality deep-pile floor mats at the back. This long list of features and equipment makes things difficult, in the sense that I wouldn’t know what do to: enjoy the ride in the back, or control this luxurious beast from behind the steering-wheel. Any suggestions?