There exists no conceivable occasion for which the standard BMW 750Li's 400 hp is insufficient. With two turbochargers strapped on presumably just for fun, its V-8 produces so much grunt that only someone afflicted with a congenital cognitive defect would require more power.
Oh, but luxury isn't about meeting requirements - it's about stroking wants. And apparently, there are some 7-series customers whose wants can be stroked only by the unparalleled smoothness of a V-12-powered automobile. For those select few, there exists the 760Li, which is some $30,000 dearer than a comparably equipped V-8 model. Behind its enormous nostrils reside twelve pistons that dance in perfectly balanced, happy harmony - and two turbochargers to rile them to the tune of 535 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque.
The turbos are small, the injection direct, and the boost pressures moderate (11.6 psi), so the 6.0-liter V-12 can produce its peak torque output throughout almost its entire operating range. From a dead stop, the 275-mm summer-compound rear tires scramble for traction the entire way to 60 mph, a feat accomplished in 4.5 seconds, says BMW. In second gear.
That's right - not only does the 760Li have power to spare, it has an abundance of gears, too. Between the enormous engine and the abused rear tires lies a ZF automatic transmission with eight forward speeds - the most ever in a BMW.... Read full article