According to reports, the new range-topping BMW 760Li is set to be powered by a Rolls-Royce derived V12 engine.

As it stands, the recently launched latest-generation 7-Series is topped out by the 750i with its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 rather than the familiar 760Li of the previous-gen 7-Series. However, Auto Evolution says that a new 760Li is indeed in the works and that it will complete the range with its exclusive engine.

It is suggested that the 760Li will utilise Rolls-Royce’s twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 engine used across the British marque’s range and delivering 632 hp when fitted in the Wraith. However, for the new 7-Series variant, the engine is expected to be detuned to the 600 hp mark at the most. Even still, that will mean it will be over 50 hp more powerful than the previous-gen 760Li. If power does sit around 600 hp, the car should provide similar performance to the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and S65 AMG.

Mated to this engine will be the German’s eight-speed transmission driving the rear wheels.


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