BMW introduced the first V12 7-series sedan 25 years ago. The car uses 5.0 liters of displacements that can produce 296 hp, which was already powerful during its time. Now, the automaker introduces the vehicle’s 25th anniversary edition, with more displacement and power.
For the past years, the Munich-based car manufacturer is known for downsizing its engine offers, from V10, naturally-aspirated units to V8 twin-turbo, inline-six, four-cylinder and to an upcoming three-cylinder TwinPower. But most people tend to forget that BMW still offers a high-capacity and V12 power model.
The new 2013 BMW 760Li mirrors the rich tradition of V12 engines, which started back in 1987. It started with the groundbreaking BMW 750iL, when the automaker’s engineers crafted the most Ultimate Driving Machine of its time. The model also introduced the first automotive V12 engine.
Meet the 2013 760Li from BMW
The 2013 BMW 760Li will have a badge that reads “V-12 25 Years Edition,” and it will be available in full range of colors. The car will have the standard Champagne Merino leather together with the black piping. It will also boast unique and well-designed floor mats, footrests, doorsills, and headrests.
The vehicle will also have a standard rear-seat entertainment with iDrive control, 20-inch wheels with performance tires, Alcantara trim, A/B/C pillars in black leather, rear parcel shelf in Anthracite Alcantara, shadowline exterior trim, and piano-black inlays. Additionally, the car’s door sills, headrest, and iDrive controllers will be labeled with the “V-12 25 Years Edition” badge.
Under the hood, it will feature a 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V12 engine, which can produce 535 hp and 550 pound-foot of torque. That is something good for a car that can go from 0 to 60 mph within 4.5 seconds and with a limited top speed of 130 mph. However, it can go up to 155 mph with the M Sport Package.
Pricing and Availability
The special edition 2013 BMW 760Li will cost $159,695 with $895 shipping charges and an additional $2,100 for gas guzzler tax. The base model will start at $143,195, including shipping charges and gas guzzler tax. Only 15 units will be produced for the U.S. market, and it will be delivered early next year.
Edmunds, an online resource for automotive information, wondered why buyers would be interested in celebrating BMW’s milestone. However, the car manufacturer won’t have any trouble making its 2013 BMW 760Li a sell-out because only 15 units are slated for the United States.