610 hp, from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds: over the past two weeks, 120 national and international journalists made sure that it is not only the technical data from the new BMW M760Li xDrive that is impressive, but also its handling when the car was revealed in Palm Springs, California. Alongside their instructors and the BMW works drivers Marco Wittmann, Martin Tomczyk, Bruno Spengler and Augusto Farfus, they put the latest, most exclusive M Performance model from BMW M through its paces. In addition to trips on public roads, active driving workshops at the BMW Performance Center West premises in Thermal were also scheduled. The Performance Center was successfully certified by a team of inspectors from the BMW and MINI Driving Experience in Germany and now bears the seal of quality “BMW Driving Experience, Official Partner of BMW M.”
The latest model caused a buzz among both journalists and racing drivers right from the start. “I’ve driven a lot of BMW models, but this was the first time that I had been in a BMW 7 Series,” said Wittmann. “The day here in Palm Springs with the journalists was a lot of fun. The torque and the acceleration of the BMW M760Li xDrive are really impressive and the lateral as well as the longitudinal dynamics and the direct response of the car surprised me.” The BMW M760Li xDrive takes just 3.7 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h. That makes it the fastest accelerating BMW series-produced car of all time. “It really is an amazing car,” said Tomczyk. “It deserves the M in its name. The first M Performance 7 Series model is incredibly agile and sporty – also on the racetrack. You notice immediately that the collective expertise of M GmbH is in this car.” The international industry professionals still have until Wednesday to experience the combination of luxury and performance of the 610 hp BMW M760Li xDrive with a TwinPower Turbo twelve-cylinder petrol engine.