A BMW M7 May Be On The Way, At Long Last

A BMW M7 could actually, conceivably happen.

We can’t help but feel as though we should be somewhat repulsed at the idea, but we’re not. The 7-series has always been the biggest, most well-equipped, and most luxurious car in the BMW stable, reserved for the world’s aristocracy rather than partakers in such uncouth things as “driving at nine-tenths” or “kicking the rear end out.”

But then, Mercedes-Benz has the S63 AMG, built from its über-luxurious S-class, so why shouldn’t there be a BMW M7?

We’ll have plenty of time to contemplate the question, no doubt, and to speculate as to the veracity of a claim by Car and Driver that indeed, a BMW M7 may come of the marque’s next 7-series sedan. Recently revealed by the automaker, the 2016 BMW 7-series is launching in the US with just a turbocharged, 320 HP 3.0-liter inline-6, or a twin-turbo, 445 HP 4.5-liter V8 to choose from. More engines – like an evolution of the twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 from the last 760i – are expected to trickle in later.

But Car and Driver reports that the German automaker is hinting at a possible future BMW M7, possibly with some form of mild hybridization. No sources are named in the speculation, so we’ll take the suggestion with a grain of salt. But considering the proliferation of the “M” badge to cars from the 1- to 6-series, as well as to the X5 and X6 SUVs, the prospect of a BMW M7 seems remarkably credible.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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