BMW has unveiled a new version of the 7-series powered by a twin-turbo V12 engine.
The new 760i and 760Li will use a 5972cc V12 engine producing 537bhp and 553lb ft of torque. The all new V12 is also the first ever use of a twin-turbo charged V12 unit in the flagship 7-series.
This has resulted in a substantial power increase over the outgoing model, with over 100bhp added to the new 760i and an increase in torque of 25 percent.
Its top speed will be limited to 155mph, but all that extra muscle helps return a 0-62mph time of 4.6seconds.
Despite the performance increases, BMW has improved the efficiency of the new 7-series, decreasing fuel consumption by 4.5 per cent. That means the new 760i will return 21.9mpg, in part thanks to a newly developed 8-speed automatic transmission.
As befitts for the top 7-series model, the 760 gets V12 badges to help differentiate it from the lesser 750i, as well as a modestly re-styled front grille, and its own 19-inch alloys. On the inside, the 760i gets a leather trimmed instrument panel, alcantara roof lining and exclusive burr walnut wood trim.