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BMW M7 Comes Into Focus Again

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No other car in recent years has been on and off the agenda than the M version of the 7 Series. Every once in a while someone at BMW voices their desire to create this thing, only to be told by the top brass that it’s not happening. This time it’s the BMW M boss of engineering that has publicly revealed his love for the M7.

Albert Biermann, the head of engineering department at BMW M division – an organization which is to the automotive industry what SAS and Delta are to the military, says given the right amount of money, which is to say unlimited, he can work wonders with the BMW M7. What he’s proposing is a whole lot different than the Alpina B7, which some say is the reason BMW is not considering making the M7.

The B7 is a hotted-up version of the 7 Series by BMW’s old tuner Alpina, with a 535 hp V8 engine. Biermann’s BMW M7 will be more powerful, and benefit from specifically-developed chassis and suspension. Think of it as a S65 AMG that is actually nice to drive.

“I would love to compete in this area of the market,” he said, speaking to Autocar. “The money is just there to pick up. An M7 would be a much different proposition to the B7.”

Right now though, the M division has other ideas they need to work on, including the development of a new all-wheel-drive system M5 and M6 to keep up with AMG and Audi RS, and a possible M3 version of the 3 Series GT.


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