BMW X7 M60i Digital Instrument Panel Leaked, Hints at V12 Monster

Ever wanted a discount Rolls-Royce Cullinan with three rows of seats? BMW thinks you do, which is why it seems the company is developing the X7 M60i monster SUV.
BMW X7 M60i Digital Instrument Panel Leaked, Hints at V12 Monster 1 photo
Photo: Bimmerpost
This is pretty exciting news if you're a fan of super-large, uber-expensive German luxury SUVs with powerful engines aka if you live in America or the Middle East. "60" is a pretty big number for an M-performance model, as the range starts with the 306 horsepower M135i. And believe it or now, the displacement difference between these is three-fold.

A forum post on Bimmerpost reveals all. Here we see the digital dashboard of a potential X7 M60i. It's amazing to see something like this being leaked, as nobody has spyshots of an M Performance version based on this SUV. Yet it makes perfect sense, considering we're BMW needs to exploit all the internal combustion engines it has before EV fully take over.

So what's the source of this photo, a disgruntled BMW test driver tired of long hours and time away from his wife? No, the forum member Jokinawa says he found this while searching through the coding options of the production X7, the one you can buy.

Basically, it only proves that BMW made a logo for the X7 M60i and left it in the system. It's not an uncommon thing to do, as mid-life facelifts are sometimes discovered like that. On top of the photo, we'd like to add the fact that the trademark for this model pre-dates the launch of the X7. We always believed it was coming, but it never did.

The engine for this all-mighty model would probably have to be the 6.6-liter bi-turbo from the M760Li sedan, which for the 2019 model year was downgraded to 685 HP and 850 Nm of torque. It's going to be a real beast of burden, weighing about 2.5 tons and drinking fuel at a rate of at least 20 l/km around town.
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