Once the traffic clears, the driver floors it and the brutal BMW reaches an insane speed of 189 mph without breaking a sweat, which is impressive for a 2.5-ton luxury sedan and an effective demonstration of the V12’s prowess. Maybe we don’t need a full-fat M7 after all.
In the US, the BMW M760i is one of the only remaining V12-powered luxury cars on the market along with the Rolls-Royce range (Phantom, Wraith, Ghost, Dawn, and Cullinan), as other automakers have been forced to scrap them in favor of smaller V6 and V8 engines. Mercifully, Mercedes-Maybach is preparing to bring back the V12-powered S-Class. In Europe, production of BMW’s V12 powerplant ended last year due to stricter emissions regulations.