Seriously BMW, don't tease us on this one.
For years, BMW said the chances of an M7 coming to market weren’t that good. Despite the many M enthusiasts craving such a car, BMW pretty much indicated that the M5 would remain its ultimate high-performance sedan. Fair enough, and there was always the B7 Alpina for those who had the cash. But apparently BMW is changing its mind about that whole M7 idea. M division engineering boss Albert Biermann has just told Autocar that he wants to do an M7 that would serve as BMW’s performance division’s flagship sedan.
So how would it be any different from the B7, which has got a twin-turbo V8 under the hood? "I would love to compete in this area of the market. The money is just there to pick up. An M7 would be a much different proposition to the B7." An M7 is not on BMW’s immediate to-do list, but the very fact that this guy went on the record about its production potential is definitely worth some attention. For now, Biermann and crew are busy working on the next-gen M5 and M6, but he did leave us with this comment: "There’s so many nice things you could do with unlimited money." True that, and one of them is building an M7.