2018 BMW M760i

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BMW is well known for their brilliant cars that offer great driving experience. They are also slightly lesser known for their luxury cars, which offer great comfort to its passengers. The 2018 BMW M760i xDrive is the latter kind of vehicle. 2018 saw the 7 series add two new contenders in the game, the plug-in hybrid 740e xDrive iPerformance, and the turbocharged V12-powered M760i xDrive, both very capable cars in themselves.

 


 

7.6/10
Engine

 

5.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.5/10
Interior

 

7.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

The 7 Series is luxurious, spacious, and loaded with gadgets, and now with the M moniker, it is sporty too. The 2018 BMW M 760i Sedan comes powered by a 6.6-liter Twin Turbo V-12 which churns out 601 horsepower and 590 lb-ft. of peak torque. The brilliant xDrive ensures that the handling capability cars in themselves.

2018 BMW M760i Features

The BMW M760i xDrive offers a lot of equipment for the money, all $156,700 of it. There is ample space in the rear that promises unmatched level of comfort, with multi-zone climate control, and even footrest for the rear passengers. Powering the Sedan is a 6.6-liter V-12 offered with two turbochargers, churns out 601 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The engine is further mated to an 8-speed automatic dual clutch gearbox.

Trims BMW M760i xDrive
MSRP $156,700
Features
  • 20-way power Multi-contour front seats with 4-way Lumbar
  • Alcantara® headliner in coordinating upholstery color
  • Nappa Leather upholstery
  • Power-folding, heated side mirrors
  • BMW Navigation system with 10.2″ high-resolution screen
  • Side- and Top-view Cameras
  • Harman Kardon Surround Sound Audio System

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2018 BMW M760i Engine

7.6/10

"The 2018 BMW 7-Series impersonates a performance car with an available V-12, but we know better: it’s a handsome and comfortable cruiser." - The Car Connection

Engine and Transmission

The 2018 BMW M760i has a really powerful 6.6-liter Twin Turbo V-12 that churns out 601 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The engine gets two turbochargers for increased power and more importantly, enhancing the efficiency of the engine.

The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic dual clutch gearbox, which is great for swift progress as well as for cruising. The power is then sent to all the four wheels via electronic differentials. The all-wheel-drive system helps the car stay balanced on its wheels during cornering despite its heavy build.

Models BMW M760i xDrive Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 4MATIC Porsche Panamera Turbo Audi S8 Plus
MSRP $156,700 $147,500 $150,000 $115,900
Engine 6.6-liter Twin Turbo V-12 4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8 4-liter twin-turbocharged V8
Transmission 8-speed automatic 9-speed automatic 8-Speed Automatic 8-speed automatic
Power 601hp 603hp 550 hp 605hp
Torque 590 lb.-ft. 664 lb.-ft. 567 lb.-fi 517 lb.-ft.

The competition to the BMW M760i xDrive consists of Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63, Porsche Panamera Turbo, and Audi S8 Plus, which make 603 hp, 550 hp, and 605 hp respectively. All these cars sport 4-liter Twin-Turbocharged V8s, which has become a really popular choice in the recent times with the advent of fuel-efficient engines.

Acceleration

The M760i is the performance variant of the BMW’s 7 series sedan. It’s quite a fast and agile car, despite the hefty weight. It takes a mere 3.6 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph and similarly the quarter-mile takes only 11.7 seconds, all thanks to the huge 6.6-liter powerful engine.

Models BMW M760i xDrive Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 4MATIC Porsche Panamera Turbo Audi S8 Plus
0-60 MPH 3.6 sec 3.4 sec 3.6 sec 3.3 sec
Quarter mile 11.7 sec 11.6 sec 11.5 sec 11.6 sec
Engine Displacement 6.6L 4L 4.0L 4L
Emission (Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 9.3 8.8 8.4 9.8

The competition is faster than the BMW, although not by much. The Audi S8 is the quickest to 60 mph mark at 3.3 seconds. The Mercedes follows right being at its heels, at 3.4 seconds. The Porsche manages the exact same acceleration time to 60 mph but is fastest in the quarter mile run.

Braking and Handling

BMW has always offered all its cars with great brakes, and the 7-series is no exception. It gets huge 15.5-inch discs in the front wheels and 14.5-inch discs in the rear as well. They do a wonderful job of hauling the massive weight of above 5,000 pounds from 60 mph to a standstill.

The handling is affected by the weight, obviously, and under hard cornering, the rear passengers are at the risk of losing their lunch in a foul manner. The adaptive suspension does its best to absorb the bumps on the road as well as minimizing the body roll under cornering. The steering comes with multiple settings, which range from hard to extremely hard. 

Model BMW M760i xDrive Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Porsche Panamera Turbo Audi S8 Plus
Brake Front(in) 15.5 15.4 16.1 15.7
Brake Rear(in) 14.5 14.4 15.0 14
Curb weight (lbs.) 5128 4564 4398 4685
70-0 MPH (ft.) 151 157 111 156

The competition is much, much lighter in comparison, with the Porsche Panamera being the lightest at just under 4400 pounds. This helps it come to a halt from 60 mph in only 111 feet, by far the shortest in this segment. The others cars post slightly poorer figures than the BMW when coming to a stop.

2018 BMW M760i Fuel Economy

5.7/10

BMW M760i is fairly thirsty and that is understandable since it has the most weight and also the biggest engine. Still, it manages to pull decent fuel efficiency figures, managing to run 16 mpg and 25 mpg highway, which brings the combined total to 20 mpg.

Model BMW M760i xDrive Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Porsche Panamera Turbo Audi S8 Plus
mpg (city) 16 17 18 14
mpg (highway) 25 26 25 24
mpg (combined) 20 21 21 18.5

The Porsche is the most efficient in the city, at 17 mpg, while the Mercedes is the most efficient on the highway, at 26 mpg. The Audi S8 is the least efficient, which is surprising since it is neither the heaviest nor does it possess the largest engine.

2018 BMW M760i Interior

9.5/10

"Inside, the 2018 BMW 7 Series is both modern (replete with high-tech entertainment and safety technology) and classic (nothing says timeless like real wood and leather). All four travelers will have no problem getting comfortable, with individual climate controls and ample space for everyone." - cars.usnews 

Seating and Comfort

The comfort inside the cabin has always been the first priority on the mind of the BMW engineers. The seats, especially the rear seats, are beautifully crafted and adjustable too. It has an exceptionally quiet interior, as well as a number of options for personalizing the climate for each passenger, and standard seats that are comfortable and highly adjustable.

It also has a magic carpet ride, and the build quality is top-notch and refined. The cabin offers incredible interior space and the doors and designed to make it easy to get in and out of the car.

Model BMW M760i xDrive Mercedes-Benz AMG S60 Porsche Panamera Turbo Audi S8
Passenger capacity 5 5 4 5
Passenger Volume (ft.3) 97.2 94.3 NA 92.5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 39.9/59.2/41.4 38.6/55.9/41.2 37.9/54.6/43.1 37.2/59.1/41.4
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 38.9/57.7/44.4 38.6/53.9/35.6 34.5/52.0/32.4 38.1/57.8/38.7

Except for the Panamera, all the cars offer oodles of space in the back seats. The Audi and Mercedes are great contenders in this category, with great space all around.

Infotainment

The 7 Series offers an impressive array of technology, especially with the connectivity, although lack of Android Auto, even as an optional extra, is a bit disappointing. There are numerous other features that it offers:

  • 10.2-inch infotainment system
  • 16-speaker surround sound
  • Apple CarPlay (optional)

The car also has a granular interior lighting system, which can change the ambiance inside the cabin to better suit your mood.

Cargo volume

The BMW has the best in class cargo space, offering enough space to swallow 2 large bags with still a little space left to spare. This is quite impressive considering how the BMW isn’t especially larger than the other cars here.

Model BMW M760i xDrive Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Porsche Panamera Turbo Audi S8
Volume (ft.3) 18.2 18 17.4 14.2

The other cars in this comparison offer less space than the BMW, especially the Audi. The S8 has a disappointingly smaller boot, even smaller than the coupe-styled Porsche Panamera.

2018 BMW M760i Exterior

7.6/10

"The 2018 BMW 7-Series’ looks can range from nerdy to butch, but all trims are closer to elegant than most anything else on the road."-The Car Cconnection

Dimensions and weight

The BMW M760i is a huge car, as it is supposed to be. It is a comfortable sedan, with huge space in the rear seats. The length is over 200 inches, and the wheelbase is large too, at 126.4 inches. The ground clearance is just fine, at 5.3 inches, which steers clear of any bumps. The weight is also by far the most in this segment, although BMW’s clever engineering makes it hard to notice.

Model BMW M760i xDrive Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Porsche Panamera Turbo Audi S8
curb weight (lbs.) 5128 4564 4398 4685
Length (in) 206.6 208.2 198.8 202.6
Width (in) 74.9 75.4 76.3 76.7
Height (in) 58.2 59 56.1 57.4
Ground clearance (in) 5.3 5.5 5.4 4.5
Wheelbase (in) 126.4 124.6 116.1 117.9
Track width (in) F/R 63.8 / 63.7 63 / 63.2 65.2/64.5 64.3 / 63.9

The Panamera is the only car which isn’t a long wheelbase sedan in the comparison. As such, it is the smallest car in here, lacking the rear seat space that others possess. The Audi and the Mercedes are more spacious and still lighter than the BMW.

2018 BMW M760i Safety

2018 BMW M760i xDrive has a plethora of safety features on offer. Some of the standard features are listed below:

  • Front and Rear Head Protection System (HPS)
  • Driver’s and passenger’s front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology
  • BMW’s Active Protection System detects imminent accidents, then prepares by automatically pre-tensioning safety belts, closing windows and moonroof
  • Coded Driveaway Protection
  • Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot Sensor
  • Lane Assist
  • Active Parking Assist Automated Parking Sensors
  • Collision Prevention Assist Plus Forward Collision
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag
  • Child seat Sensor and Rear Child Safety Locks
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -Inc.: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Pathway Lighting feature, programmable via Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory
  • Adaptive Brake lights

IIHS and NHTSA haven't rated the car.

2018 BMW M760i Competition

BMW M760i xDrive Vs Mercedes-Benz AMG S63

Mercedes-Benz is the leader in the rear seat comfort and continues to be so even today. The three-point star on the hood is a symbol of luxury, and if making a statement is your forte, then this is the car to buy.

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 is a wonderful car, with great comfort all around, and a wonderful driving experience as well. The cost also makes it a more approachable alternative. The driving experience isn't as engaging though. and the chassis feels more wooden than the BMW as well.

BMW M760i xDrive Vs Porsche Panamera Turbo

Porsche is a sports car maker, and sadly, the Panamera is not a sports car. It sounds like one, and to some extent even drives like one, but the dimensions and weight disadvantage the car in more areas than one area.

The Panamera simply takes a working formula and tries to incorporate new variables into it. The biggest advantage though is the exclusivity, which might be reason enough for some people to purchase this car.

BMW M760i xDrive Vs Audi S8

The Audi S8, sadly, feels like an outdated car entirely, even though it is essentially a redesigned car for the modern times. It excels in the areas of comfort and luxury, although not to the extent the other sedans in this test manage to be. This is much more disappointing due to the fact that the S8 was only designed for backseat commuters, and not driving enthusiasts.

The steering is dead and so are the pedals, although this doesn’t mean that this is a bad car. It is, in fact, a great car for people with a laid-back attitude.

2018 BMW M760i Final Verdict

BMW markets its cars with the phrase ‘Sheer Driving Pleasure’, which indeed is the case with its cars. The 7 series might be a large luxury sedan, but BMW sees no reason why it cannot be on the race track. It gets a 6.6-liter V12 engine that pushes the car further into the horizon.

What you end up paying for with the M760i, is the varied experience of being comfy in the rear seats, and also being wild in the driver’s seat. If this is what catches your fancy, then this car suits you just fine.

Pros

Acceleration from this Limo is under Sports Car category

Exceptional rear passenger space

Comfortable and supple ride

Cons

Expensive optional items

Too large to maneuver in traffic

What's New?

The M760i xDrive with the V12 engine is in itself a new addition to the 7-series lineup in 2018.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$156700

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

402 cu. in.

horsepower

601 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

590 lb.-ft. @ 1550 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

14.7 in. ventilated disc brakes/14.5 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

126.4 in.

length

206.6 in.

width

74.9 in.

height

58.2 in.

curb weight

5128 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

cargo volume

18.2 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

11.7 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

151 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/16/20 mpg

highway range

412 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2018 BMW M760i in Black Sapphire Metallic color  2018 BMW M760i in Azurite Black Metallic color  2018 BMW M760i in Arctic Gray Metallic color  2018 BMW M760i in Alpine White color  2018 BMW M760i in Almandine Brown Metallic color
Black Sapphire Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine

7.6

Fuel Economy

5.7

Interior

9.5

Exterior

7.6

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 BMW M760i xDrive

xDrive

power
601 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
16 combined

$156,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (6.6L 12cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $156,700 MSRP (13/16/20) 601 hp @ 5500 rpm, 6.6 L, V12, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5   Almandine Brown Metallic
  Alpine White
  Arctic Gray Metallic
  Black Sapphire Metallic
  Carbon Black Metallic

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