While most, if not all, BMW fans have been asking the automaker for an M version of the 7-Series, the German automaker has no intentions of offering a high-performance version of its flagship sedan. But the 2018 BMW M760i xDrive hopes to satisfy some of the cravings for an M7 with a monstrous twin-turbo V12 engine, a beefed up exterior, and some impressive performance figures.
Not only is the BMW M760i xDrive the fastest version of the 7-Series ever, it is also the most expensive BMW ever made. Carrying a starting price tag of an eye-watering $156,700, the BMW M760i xDrive is not an easy purchase for most. Our test model was loaded with all the bells and whistles and carried a final price tag of $181,075 and honestly, it was everything and more we expected from a car in this class.
2018 BMW M760i xDrive Exterior
Based on the “regular” 7-Series, the 2018 BMW M760i xDrive adds some extra elements to the exterior, which give it a sportier appearance. The BMW M760i xDrive comes standard with the M Aerodynamic Package. It has two massive air intakes on the front, an M rear spoiler and Cerium Grey accent finish on the front air intakes, rocker panel strips, rear trunk strip, and twin tailpipes. For the wheels, the M760i xDrive rides on 20-inch M light-alloy wheels with a new double-spoke design and of course, surfaces that are painted in matte Cerium Grey. The high-performance 7-Series also comes standard with the stunning Icon Adaptive LED headlamps.
Like its other 7-Series siblings, the 2018 BMW M760i xDrive sits on a wheelbase that measures 126.4 inches with an overall length of 206.6 inches. The width spreads a total of 75 inches, while the height comes in at 58.2 inches. The giant BMW M760i xDrive is pretty heavy as well, weighing in at 5,128 pounds — but that weight is nothing for the massive twin-turbo V12 under the hood.
Looks wise, the 2018 BMW M760i xDrive is very attractive and tough. Our test model was painted in a gorgeous matte white color which gave an impressive contrast to the red leather interior. Overall, we believe the BMW M760i xDrive is has a magnificent looking exterior when compared to the likes of the Mercedes-AMG S63 and S65 AMG models.
2018 BMW M760i xDrive Interior
Now, carrying a starting price tag of $156,700, you would expect the interior of the 2018 BMW M760i xDrive to be something sensational — and you would be right. The interior of this beastly sedan is really out of this world when it comes to luxury appointments and tech.
The 2018 BMW M760i xDrive comes standard with Nappa leather upholstery (even the instrument panel is finished in Nappa leather), 20-way power adjustable multi-contour front seats, Alcantara headliner, black wood trim, floormats that feel like the carpet in your house, four-zone climate control, heated and cooled front and rear seats, heated steering, ceramic finished controls and buttons, massaging front seats, an amazing ambient lighting system, and much more. Optionally you can add a: BMW Individual trim (our test model had the optional $4,000 Fiona Red/Black Full Merino Leather trim); a $1,800 Luxury Rear Seating Package that adds massaging heated rear seats and a heated armrest; a $5,750 Rear Executive Lounge Seating Package that adds an electric reclining seat and footrest, a rear-seat entertainment system, and a rear center console control system; a $900 panoramic sky lounge LED roof; and much more.
Tech wise, the 2018 BMW M760i xDrive comes packed with a long list of standard features including iDrive 6.0, BMW Navigation system with 10.2-inch screen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, gesture control, wireless smartphone charging, WiFi Hotspot, Apple CarPlay, a Harman Kardon sound system, and a range of driver assist technologies that we’ll get into later. Optionally, buyers can add remote control parking (literally park the 7 with your key fob), night vision with pedestrian detection, an upgraded 16-speaker Bowers and Wilkins sound system, and a range of other options.
Interior dimensions wise, the 2018 BMW M760i xDrive comes with a total of 41.4 inches of legroom for front passengers and 44.4 inches of legroom for rear passengers.
Overall, the interior of the 2018 BMW M760i xDrive is something you would expect from super-luxury cars like a Rolls-Royce or a Bentley. Everything feels expensive to the touch and this thing has tech features that you’ll probably never end up using — but showing them off to your friends will be a blast.
2018 BMW M760i xDrive Performance
Alright, let’s get right to the fun part! Power for the 2018 BMW M760i xDrive comes from a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine making 601 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. Mated to an eight-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission, the M760i xDrive will run from zero to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, and hit a top speed of 130 mph. Those are rather outstanding figures when you compare it to the likes of the Mercedes-AMG S63 and S65 that hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and 4.2 seconds respectively. That made us wonder: Do we really need an M7 after all? Or is this the actual M7 we’ve been yearning for?
While the 2018 BMW M760i xDrive may not drive like an M3 or an M5, it is really impressive what this thing can do while weighing in at over 5,000 pounds. Acceleration is remarkably quick and smooth, and the exhaust note will unquestionably put a smile on your face. Handling is notably precise, but keep in mind you’re tossing around an extremely large and heavy sedan here, so don’t anticipate it to be as dynamic as traditional M models. Drivers can use the Driving Dynamic Controls to switch through multiple driving modes if they want to go quicker, or switch up the settings for a long cruise.
Fuel economy wise, the V12-powered BMW M760i xDrive averages an EPA-rated fuel economy of 16/13 mpg* (city/highway).
2018 BMW M760i xDrive Safety
As mentioned before, the 2018 BMW M760i xDrive comes with long list of standard driver assist technologies including a rear-view camera, heads-up display, night vision with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure control, blind spot notification, automatic parking, park distance control, and a range of other features that will make you feel more secure on the road. Optionally, buyers can opt for the $1,700 Driver Assistance Plus Package.
2018 BMW M760i xDrive Overall
The 2018 BMW M760i xDrive is an automotive achievement for the brand, as it shows just how above and beyond BMW can go on a particular model. When compared to its opponents, the 2018 BMW M760i xDrive stands neck and neck, and actually excels in many ways. Prices for the 2018 BMW M760i xDrive start at $156,700**. Visit your local AutoNation-affiliated BMW dealership for a test drive today.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending specific vehicle trim, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.