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The new BMW M760Li xDrive.

 

Shereen Shabnam

For a very long time a few years ago, an image of a pearl white BMW 7 series took prime position as the header of my motoring blog because it was the sedan of choice for executives. Fast forward a few years, the new BMW M760Li xDrive is the freshly launched new BMW 7 Series which is now a prestigious flagship model that combines the dynamic driving characteristics of the BMW M760Li xDrive with a superior comfortable ride that can only make the drive a memorable experience.

The new BMW M760Li xDrive makes a compelling statement and sets a new benchmark in the luxury sedan segment and our team look forward to getting behind the wheel as we want to feel the 12-cylinder petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology under the bonnet reinforcing the new car’s range-topping status.

The new BMW M760Li xDrive gives a debut to the new M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder petrol engine. Concealed under a cover bearing “M Performance” lettering, the 6.6-litre V12 comes with leading-edge M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology that accelerates the BMW M760Li xDrive from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds* on the way to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

Drive experience is key and the new BMW M760Li xDrive has enhanced optimal internal efficiency and a gear-change strategy assisted by navigation data. Additionally, the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission contributes to the authoritative driving experience and works seamlessly with the standard Auto Start Stop function.

The BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system distributes engine power to all four wheels as the situation demands  and hence it delivers the dynamic excellence of an M Performance model and a supreme level of performance in all conditions.

The innovative driver assistance systems includes the Steering and lane control assistant, Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection, Rear collision prevention and Crossing traffic warning functions. Meanwhile, the Traffic jam assistant can be used on any type of road.

And the Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function now only requires drivers to press a button to incorporate speed restrictions detected by the Speed Limit Info function. The new generation of the Surround View system now also includes a 3D View and Panorama View option in the Control Display. The area of the centre console around the selector level and iDrive Controller is adorned with a BMW Individual decorative inlay in Piano Finish Black and with V12 badging.

The electrically adjustable front comfort seats with memory function and the Fineline black fine wood interior trim strips with high-gloss metal effect team up with high-quality deep-pile floor mats in the rear compartment and an Alcantara Anthracite headliner to generate a luxurious ambience.

As in all variants of the new BMW 7 Series, the monitor of the iDrive operating system in the new range-topping BMW M760Li xDrive comes in touch display form. This means customers will be able to navigate around the system in the same way as with modern electronic devices. In addition to using the Controller to operate the system in the familiar style, its functions can also be selected and activated by touching the screen’s surface.

The iDrive system also features the gesture control system presented in the BMW 7 Series for the first time. Hand movements detected by a 3D sensor control infotainment functions in an extremely intuitive and user-friendly fashion. The gestures can be used for a number of functions, including controlling the volume in audio applications and accepting or rejecting incoming telephone calls.

There is also the option of pairing a specific gesture with an individual choice of function. Also joining the fray is a new smartphone holder integrated into the centre console, which enables wireless, inductive charging for mobile phones for the first time in a car.

The exterior appearance of the new BMW M760Li xDrive embodies the dynamic mission statement of the BMW M Performance Automobiles with unmistakable clarity. The M aerodynamic package with larger air intakes in the front apron and exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke 760M design with matt Cerium Grey finish guarantee an elegantly sporty appearance.

Overall the new BMW M760Li xDrive looks good on paper and we look forward to a dynamic and enhanced driving experience.

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