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2013 BMW 760Li V-12 25 Years Anniversary Edition announced (US)

 2013 BMW 760Li V-12 25 Years Anniversary Edition announced (US)
2013 BMW 760Li V-12 25 Years Anniversary Edition

2013 BMW 7-Series gets a limited edition.

BMW has decided to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the V12 engine by introducing a special edition of the 760Li which will only be available in the United States. The German carmaker plans on bringing only 15 units of this special 7-Series model and these will be delivered in early 2013. Prices start at $159,695 including destination and handling charges.

For this money clients will get the 2013 BMW 760Li with the massive V12 twin turbo 6.0-liter engine that produces 535 hp (399 kW) and 550 lb-ft (744 Nm) of torque, enough for a 0-62 mph sprint in 4.5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph. Those who opt for the M Sport Package will be able to hit a top speed of 155 mph.

To make it more special than the standard model, this limited edition 7-Series rides on 20-inch Individual wheel style 301 rims wrapped around in performance tires, while some of the additional goodies include a rear seat entertainment system with iDrive, piano black wood inlay in steering wheel, A/B/C pillars in black leather and Alcantara headliner in champagne.

Correction: US models will not get the "V-12 25 Years Edition" badging on the trunk lid. More details are available in the press release below.

Source: BMW

Special Limited Edition Flagship Honors 25 Years of V-12 Tradition

 

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 7, 2012 …Today, BMW launches a very special limited edition 25th Anniversary Edition 760Li V-12 reflecting a rich tradition of V-12 engines that began back in 1987 with the then groundbreaking BMW 750iL when BMW engineers crafted the most Ultimate Driving Machine of its day with the introduction of its first automotive V-12 engine. Only 15 of these very limited edition models will be available to US customers on a special order basis only for BMW Center delivery in early 2013 at a price of $159,695 including destination and handling.

The “V-12 25 Years Edition” BMW 760Li features BMW Individual Champagne Full Merino Leather and, exclusively for this model, black piping. The black floor mats and rear footrests are also complimented by contrasting piping in Champagne. The door sills, headrests and iDrive controllers are all specially badged with “V-12 25 Years Edition”. Also included with this special edition flagship model are:

  • Rear Seat Entertainment with iDrive control
  • 20’ Individual wheel style 301 with performance tires
  • Alcantara headliner in champagne (sides of headliner in black)
  • A/B/C pillars in black leather
  • Rear parcel shelf in Anthracite Alcantara
  • BMW Individual Piano Black Wood trim
  • Piano black wood inlay in steering wheel
  • Shadowline exterior trim

A full range of exterior colors is available for this limited edition as well as additional options, making it possible to craft a truly unique automobile.

The 760Li, with its 6.0-liter Twin Turbo V12, remains the pinnacle in the BMW 7 Series line up boasting 535 horsepower, 550 lb. ft of torque catapulting the big Sports Sedan from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and a limited top speed of 130 mph (155 mph with the M Sport Package option).

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sl65amg_612
What´s wrong with the 760Li? It looks better than the W221 and the V12 is already as fast as the W221 AMG´s. The W221 is such an ugly car especially since the latest facelift and since a S250 CDI with AMG package looks like a S-Class AMG and costs more than 120.000€ with some options!!! I mean a 4 Cylinder S Class???? And this headlights.... When I think back at the W220 facelift, that was a real dream car!!! W220 S65 for me :D
Sep 12, 2012 4:15 am
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deandunbar
All it's missing is a tan vinyl top with shiny chrome V-12 badges and some whitewall tires.
Sep 11, 2012 9:38 am
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aestival
Great - let's cover the car with V12 badges
Sep 10, 2012 12:33 pm
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Lutzie
The embroidered headrests are beyond crass. If this car has an opposite, it would be a debadged S-Class.
Sep 11, 2012 1:26 am
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SorryMyBadEnglish
Dacia Duster V12
Sep 11, 2012 7:49 am
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mc959
I think your wrong about the 130mph top speed, from factory on it's 155mph and with M pack should be 175mph or 188mph... But i could be wrong too, but 130mph is very very slow for such a car!!!
Sep 10, 2012 11:32 am
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adrian.padeanu
The top speed info is from the press release, check out the last paragraph of the press release.
Sep 10, 2012 11:36 am
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mc959
Well checking in Europe and there without M Pack topspeed is as usual for these cars 155mph but i suppose it's not needed to be that quick in the US.
Sep 10, 2012 11:47 am
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mc959
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/bmw/7-series/first-drives/bmw-760li
Sep 10, 2012 11:48 am
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gooniz
why do people like V12 engines? the current S63 (V8) can sprint from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds while the S65 does it in 4.2. the difference is only (0.2) seconds. audi S8 with its new V8 engine can sprint from 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. what is so special about the V12? its way more expensive and has more gas consumption.
Sep 10, 2012 10:21 am
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Rotaermel
It's all about status. The clients demand it, especially in China and Russia. They take whatever is om top of the price list. To the topic: Nice, but what is this compared to a S600? Not much...
Sep 10, 2012 10:31 am
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Mark633CSi
Part of it is definitely a status thing, but another is the silky smoothness that is the V12 experience. There may be V8 cars that are faster, but not many can match a V12's refinement.
Sep 10, 2012 10:46 am
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velsatis
if we where comparing a 4 cilinder with a 6 cilinder I would totally agree, but saying that a V8 doesn't have refinement in comparison with a V12 thats just beeing silly. My opinion anyways. I have driven both a V8 and V12 (S63, S65, S500, S600) and I am sorry if it hurts anybody's feelings but the diference is only for the ignorant, the both go fast, they both sound great. You have the money and can afford it, ok then take the V12, other than that, spare me the rubish convo
Sep 10, 2012 1:22 pm
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Mark633CSi
@velsatis - I'm speaking BMW here. You cant compare the smoothness of the M62/N62/63 to the M70/73/N74. The V12 is in another hemishpere in regards to refinement.
Sep 10, 2012 2:42 pm
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Swifty
in US there is slightly less power 535hp in EU we have 544hp and top speed of 155mph instead of limited 130mph in US, also no V8 powered 7-series is faster than V12 powered 7-series! and another question why V12, because they simply can and because S600 which is even faster not to even mention S65 AMG with amazin 6.0L V12 Biturbo 630hp 1000Nm!
Sep 10, 2012 11:35 am
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najdier
In the 80's I owned a V12 XJ-S and loved the smoothness of the engine and its power delivery. In the 90's I owned a Lexus LS400 and in my mind it rewrote the book on engine smoothness. I guess in taday's world there isn't much to choose between the two. It comes down to presonal preference and pocket depth.
Sep 10, 2012 2:44 pm
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Madness
Status and smoothness. If you can remember back to the development of the RR Phantom, Rolls Royce built a few concepts and mules fitted with V16's, but alas, the V12 won out in the end...
Sep 11, 2012 6:49 am
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