Then, there are the many long straights, where the overwhelming strength of the BMW, the twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V-12, is realized to its fullest.
Make no mistake: The M760Li is not a track car and many of its owners will never take the car to the track. But they’ll know, when pressed into high-speed service, the BMW has the goods to deliver.
When we first drove the current-generation G11 750i, we lamented that it failed to capture much of the same magic as the S-Class. Striving toward luxury and performance, the V-8 model didn’t seem to get either part of the equation exactly right. Although it’s loaded with technology and creature comforts, the materials aren’t quite as plush as the S-Class.
And although it performed well in the 0–60-mph and quarter-mile tests, it lacked in terms of handling and athleticism. With tightened reflexes, the M760i starts to put some of the misgivings about the 7 Series’ performance to bed. But make no mistake: This is still a world-class luxury cruiser.