Turning 25 years old is always a big milestone, and even more so when that anniversary is for a big-displacement engine. BMW will celebrate 25 years of building V-12 car engines with a special version of its 760Li luxury sedan. The anniversary edition is limited to just 15 units that go on sale in the U.S. early next year.
BMW introduced its first automotive V-12 in 1987 with the 750iL luxury sedan. That car had a 5.0-liter V-12 engine that produced 300 hp. Today, BMW offers a twelve-cylinder engine in only one car: the 760Li. The car has a 535-hp, twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12 engine that enables a 0-to-60-mph sprint of just 4.5 seconds, making it the quickest 2013 BMW 7-Series model.
The 25th Anniversary Edition receives a range of exclusive interior upgrades, starting with Champagne Merino leather with black piping. The floor mats and headrests are black but trimmed in Champagne piping; the door sills, headrests, and the iDrive controller all have special “V-12 25 Years Edition” badges. BMW trims the car’s headliner is in Champagne-colored Alcantara, while the roof pillars are wrapped in black leather. Up front, the driver enjoys Piano Black wood trim, including Piano Black wood inlays on the steering wheel. Changes on the outside are more reserved, limited to Shadowline dark trim that replaces the 760Li’s usual chrome garnishes; and 20-inch alloy wheels from the BMW Individual range.
The 2013 BMW 760Li Anniversary Edition cars will be available for special order starting early 2013. It costs at $159,695 after destination. With just 15 copies up for grabs, it’s unlikely that future owners will ever encounter another identical car on the road — especially if they take advantage of BMW’s offer to have any exterior paint color applied to the 760Li Anniversary Edition.
Interior pictures below show the Anniversary Edition; exterior photos are of the regular 2013 BMW 760Li.