The full sized, luxury heavy, performance-centric German sedan segment is one of the most hotly contested arenas in the automobile market. Even though most manufacturers have a niche model all ready for the segment, BMW’s product line falls a bit short in the absence of an M-spec variant of the company’s coveted 7-Series sedan. The flagship sedan has so far been considered too luxury oriented to ever be given the M performance tune but the increasing competition in the segment is forcing BMW to expand the M-Performance range to include a 7-Series based model.
According to rumors doing the rounds in the blogosphere, BMW is contemplating creating an M-spec luxury sedan using the 7-Series range’s platform and this new variant is being dubbed the M750i. The BMW 7-Series’ long-awaited performance version will be shown off sometime in 2013 though the company has not revealed an official launch date for the model. The variant is expected to get a rear wheel drive format as standard with an all-wheel drive platform being offered as an option.
The model is also likely to get a Twin Power Turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine which will be uprated to deliver something close to around 450 ponies in terms of output. To justify the car’s price markup, the model could be offered with an evolved version of the M Sport package suspension. The M750i is expected to be priced below the range-topping 760Li and above the current version of the 750i.
Via: Motor Authority