Both of the top models of the 7 Series feature a new engine, developed from the ground up as a new unit. The result of that development turned into a V12 monster, which develops 544 horsepower (22 percent increase) at 5,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 750 Nm (25 percent more than the previous version) at 1,500 rpm.
The 6.0l V12 is built with a variety of technologies ties to it, so that it could meet its builder's expectations. TwinPower Turbo Technology (for the first time on a V12), High Precision Injection with fuel injected directly into the combustion chambers, double-VANOS camshaft adjustment, they all work hand-in-hand to make both of the 7 Series models jump from a standstill to 100 km/hour (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds.
The use of those "unlimited power reserves" eats up a decent amount of fuel. BMW 760i uses up to 12.9l/100 km (18 mpg), the average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle. Emission rates stand at 299 g/km of CO2.