Possible BMW M7 Mule Spied Testing

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The BMW M7 might finally become a reality.

Rumors of a possible BMW M7 model have been spreading for years, and now spy photographers have caught a peculiar 7 Series testing in Sweden. The BMW Group recently revealed that it plans to expand the M lineup and it’s looking more likely that the M7 is part of those plans. The possible BMW M7 mule spied testing features unusually large cross-drilled brake rotors that aren’t found on the recently revealed Alpina B7 or the BMW M760i xDrive models.

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The 7 Series was spied testing along with a pair of BMW X6 M SUVs and an M5 sedan, further hinting that this is a mule for an M7 that is out testing possible brake upgrades that will be used on the production model.

Like other M models, the M7 will receive more aggressive aerodynamics and a more powerful engine, although which one BMW will choose to use is still up in the air. A likely bet is a version of its twin-turbo V8 tuned to deliver around 650 horsepower, rather than using a heavier V12 engine. Expect xDrive all-wheel drive to be standard on the BMW M7 when and if it hits the market sometime in 2018.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • FrownyFace3000 FrownyFace3000 on Mar 21, 2016

    Hmmm. That would be odd indeed. An M760 with 600hp and an M7 with 650 or 700. Not much of a difference there. Whatever.