BMW’s top of the range 760i and 760Li will go on sale in the UK from January 2003. Featuring BMW’s new and exclusive 12 cylinder VALVETRONIC engine, the 760i and 760Li will deliver unparalled performance and superb smoothness in equal measure. The 760i will be priced at £76,350 and the 760Li at £78,450.
The 760i and 760Li are distinguished from other models in the range by a discreet V12 logo on the front wheel arches, unique chrome kidney grill, new wheel design, and B pillars and exterior mirror stems finished in hi-gloss black.
The interior has been made even more luxurious with the centre console, doors and dashboard all trimmed in Nasca leather. The dashboard also receives inlaid burr walnut trim. Alcantara roof lining has been added, as well as an illuminated V12 sill plate. However, the most significant difference is found under the bonnet.
Excellent performance (445 bhp and 600 Nm of torque) has been balanced with extremely low fuel consumption and emission levels for a car of this class. BMW has achieved this by fusing its state of the art VALVETRONIC technology with a direct fuel injection system – this combination is in itself a world first. The benefit of this development is more efficient fuel burn and lower CO2 emissions.
Like all 7 Series models, the BMW 760i and 760Li are characterised by superior driving dynamics, refinement and comfort. Fitted as standard in the UK will be Electronic Damper Control (EDC-K), self-levelling suspension and Dynamic Drive, the system that reliably limits body roll when cornering.
Jim O’Donnell, Managing Director of BMW Great Britain said: "We believe that the 760i and 760Li will redefine the niche V12 market segment. There is not a car that can match BMW’s combination of comfort, dynamic ability and all round efficiency."
Additional performance figures and full UK specification will be announced closer to launch.Published 30 October 2002