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The weekend’s news in just one minute, view the AutoGuide.com Qwiki above for a rundown of the top four stories you may have missed. Major news stories over the weekend include the confirmation of the Lexus LF-LC for production, not to mention the BMW M7. Also making news are Audi’s plans to offer a V6 diesel in the US, while Ford is recalling its new 2013 Escape crossover.
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This year has been littered with rumors of a BMW M7 model, from speculation to trademark filings, but it appears that the German automaker will find a different approach to feed the hunger of performance-seeking luxury sedan enthusiasts.
It looks like the BMW M7 won’t be the only model appearing in the German automaker’s bright future. Recent trademark filings reveal that BMW might have a few more models in the works.
As it turns out the spy photos that were reported to be an M version of the new BMW 7 Series were actually of a 7 Series M Sport. Rather than a high-performance model, this 7 is more tuned towards aesthetics – although the new M Sport wheels are certain to be lighter weight models and may come with more rubber attached to them.
Up front the bumper gets a slight redesign, as does the rear and inside a new M Sport steering wheel is included.
No pricing is available as BMW has yet to officially released details on the car. And while we’re a little upset there won’t be an M7, with 400hp and 450 ft-lbs of torque in the 750i, an M version really isn’t necessary.
GALLERY: BMW 7 Series M Sport