BMW took the wraps off its India-bound new 7-Series back in June and the most potent available upon launch will be this: the 750i xDrive. It was recently put through its paces by Arab GT and they conducted a 0-250 kmph sprint to see how fast the top-spec flagship Bavarian limousine really is. It’s safe to say we are dealing with a properly quick machine which despite weighing 1,945 kg, it still manages to get to 100 kmph from standstill in just 4.4 seconds before hitting an electronically capped top speed of 250 kmph, as demonstrated in the attached video.
Although the digital speedometer shows 259 kmph, the car’s real speed was in fact 250 kmph and you will notice the electronic top speed limiter kicked in, thus blocking the driver from surpassing that mark even though the 750i xDrive still had room for even more speed.
These impressive performances are possible thanks to a significant weight loss compared to the previous generation and also due to the upgraded turbocharged V8 4.4-liter engine which in this specification generates a massive 450 bhp and 650 Nm. Power is sent to both axles through an eight-speed automatic transmission that works as standard with the xDrive system.
It should be mentioned the 750i xDrive is actually the second most expensive model of the new 7-Series and it’s only surpassed as far as pricing is concerned by the long wheelbase. Don’t hold your breath for a quicker version, like an M7, as BMW has previously mentioned such a variant is not in the works. That being said, those who want a more potent 7-Series are invited by BMW to opt for the Alpina B7 which is bound to get a new generation that could be unveiled as early as next week at IAA in Frankfurt. It will likely retain the turbocharged V8 4.4-liter engine but further massaged to deliver significantly more power.
Source: Arab GT