There were recently spy shots floating around of what the peddlers claimed to be the new BMW M7. But we didn’t run them because we weren’t convinced that was what they were. As things turned out, they were in fact pictures of the M-Sports Pack for the BMW 7 Series – a raft of pretty decent ‘M’ upgrades – but no power changes.
And now has come confirmation from BMW themselves that an M7 is not in the works and never likely to happen. BMW say that the V12 760i offers a strong enough performance model for the 7 Series range, and that adding a dedicated M7 would attract such a small number of buyers that it would be too expensive to do.
Which does makes sense. After all, you can stick an M-Sports Pack on to the new 760 and have a pretty hot uber-saloon that’s stiffer and sportier than the standard offering, but also manages the 0-60 sprint in 4.5 seconds. You couldn’t expect a lot better from a dedicated BMW M7.
But, just to throw a spanner in the works, we’ve been here before with BMW. When they first launched the SUV/SAV that is the BMW X5, BMW proclaimed that there would never be an M Version. But as we all know, BMW launched the BMW X6M and the BMW X5M just a few months ago. And very good they are too.
But, at least for now, there will be no BMW M7.