2017 BMW M760i xDrive a 12-Cylinder, 600-HP Beast

The latest addition to the BMW M Performance lineup has been introduced.

The 2017 BMW M760i xDrive will arrive early in 2017 sporting a 6.6-liter M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder engine developing 600 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The German automaker notes that its horsepower figure is a preliminary number and it could change closer to launch. With those numbers, BMW expects the M760i xDrive to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds with a governed top speed of 155 mph.

The introduction of the model is strange, because the all-new 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive was unveiled last week with similar specifications. The Alpina version of the 7 Series also packs 600 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, but is capable of going zero-to-60 mph in 3.6 seconds with a preliminary top speed of 193 mph.

SEE ALSO: 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive is a 600-HP Luxury Sedan

The M760i xDrive model will come equipped with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic transmission with a Launch Control function. From the factory, it will be outfitted with newly designed double-spoke 760M 20-inch wheels finished in Cerium Grey metallic. The wheels are paired with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

Exterior upgrades will feature an M Aerodynamic package with a front fascia boasting two large air intakes that take on a more voluminous appearance in the absence of fog lights. Cerium Grey can also be found on the grille elements, side of the car and running along the upper edge of each intake on the front bumper. On the trunk is an M rear spoiler that helps optimize the flow of air with a trunk handle strip linking the L-shaped LED tail lights.

Pricing for the 2017 BMW M760i xDrive will be announced closer to its launch.

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