Snapped: new W12 7-series

BMW 770Li?
BMW 770Li?
Is BMW about to bring out a top-end, long wheelbase 7-Series – with a VW/Audi-style W12 engine under the bonnet?

That’s one conclusion to be drawn from this photo, snapped by eagle-eyed PHer vinceh in London this week. If true, it would push the top end of BMW’s price list even higher -- the 760Li currently sports a tag of £83,730 -- and the performance of Munich's portly 2,255Kg luxo-barge even higher; the 445bhp 6-litre V12 in the 760Li will power it to 62mph from rest in a highly respectable 5.6 seconds.

Alternatively, maybe someone’s just having a larf with some badges...

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  • size13 13 Sep 2006

    A quick check on RAC clears this one up...

    www.rac.co.uk/web/vehiclechecks/dvla_lookup/?page=1&vrn=v29+vvv&x=0&y=0

    Vehicle details
    Manufacturer BMW
    Model 735 LI AUTO
    Body type 4 DOOR SALOON
    Colour SILVER
    Fuel type PETROL
    Date manufactured 19 December 2002
    Number of previous owners 2
    Last owner change 10 July 2006

  • Andrew D 13 Sep 2006

    Oh, that's upsetting. Who's he trying to fool?

    It's like the guy near me who had a E36 316i touring (in that famous M colour, Evergreen), which he de-badged and replaced with an M badge. Then he upgraded to an identical E46, complete with M badge. Eek.

  • disco1 13 Sep 2006

    size13 said:
    A quick check on RAC clears this one up...

    www.rac.co.uk/web/vehiclechecks/dvla_lookup/?page=1&vrn=v29+vvv&x=0&y=0

    Vehicle details
    Manufacturer BMW
    Model 735 LI AUTO
    Body type 4 DOOR SALOON
    Colour SILVER
    Fuel type PETROL
    Date manufactured 19 December 2002
    Number of previous owners 2
    Last owner change 10 July 2006


    thats a shame, the thought of BMW producing a 7.0 W12 was quite exciting

  • r988 13 Sep 2006

    Aha! I saw this very same one last around last december I think and posted a thread on it way back then.

  • mc_blue 13 Sep 2006

    Plus it is a pre-FL model so I thought there was some badge engineering at work there.

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