BMW could soon add a M Performance version to the petrol end of its 7 Series range, if industry whispers prove correct.
Reports out of Europe this week suggest the model would wear an M750i badge, stopping short of the full 'M7' treatment.
Power would likely to come from an uprated version of the twin-turbo 331kW 4.4 litre V8 currently found in the 750i model, with overseas versions expected with a choice of rear-wheel of all-wheel xDrive configurations.
Such a model would join an expanding range of M Performance models, with the international lineup set to expand beyond the current M550d, X5/X6 50d, and M135i models to include M235i, M335i and M435i models within the next 18 months.
This rumoured M750i could also be joined by a M750d model, though the xDrive-only configuration of the tri-turbodiesel 3.0 litre engine (found in M550d and X5/X6 50d models) likely preclude it from an Australian future.
Local 7 Series models are due to receive a mid-cycle refresh (already available overseas) before the end of the year, but a M750i model - if it happens - is not likely for international launch before the second quarter of next year.
Australian availability is likely to hinge on the option of a rear-wheel drive version, as xDrive versions of BMW’s sedan lineup are currently only produced in left-hand-drive.
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