Autoblog compares BMW X7 M50i vs BMW M760i

When I first drove the BMW X7, there was one car that I immediately felt was in a bit of trouble — the BMW 7 … The article Autoblog compares BMW X7 M50i vs BMW M760i appeared first on BMW BLOG

Autoblog compares BMW X7 M50i vs BMW M760i

When I first drove the BMW X7, there was one car that I immediately felt was in a bit of trouble — the BMW 7 Series. With both cars being roughly the same price, the X7 immediately felt like a better car for the money. However, the 7 Series has a bit higher of a luxury ceiling, in the form of the BMW M760i. So with that in mind, which car’s top-of-the-line model is better; the BMW X7 M50i or the BMW M760i?

This might sound like a bit of an odd test, as the M760i is more luxurious, has a bigger, more powerful engine and is a far more exclusive. So it must be better, right? Well, it also costs about $60,000 more than the X7 M50i. So if optioned correctly, you could have an X7 M50i and the next-gen M3 with a manual for the price of just one M760i. So is the big 7 Series worth the extra money? Autoblog found out in this new comparison.

Under the hood of the M760i is a 6.6 liter twin-turbocharged V12 monster than makes 601 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. It’s capable of rocketing the two-ton brute from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. In addition to its astonishing speed, it’s also absurdly luxurious inside. Its cabin is adorned with sumptuous leather, contrast stitching and a back seat fit for kings.

However, the BMW X7 M50i isn’t so bad, either. In fact, it’s also lovely on the inside and doesn’t lose anything in the way of quality. Sure, it lacks the Rolls-Royce-like back seat but it also has three more seats than the M760i. It’s also quite powerful in its own right. Powering the X7 M50i is a 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. According to BMW, 0-60 mph happens in 4.5 seconds. So it’s not as shockingly fast as the 7er but it’s no slouch.

BMW X7 M50i

According to Autoblog, the winner is the BMW X7 M50i and it’s hard to disagree. Sure, the BMW M760i has some wow-factor to it, thanks to its hulking V12 and insane rear seat. But the X7 M50i is almost as fast, just as luxurious on the inside and can carry far more people. So it’s worth saving the $60,000 or so and getting the big X7. It’s just more car for the money. Although, Autoblog does make a good point — just buy the ALPINA B7 over both of them.

[Source: Autoblog]

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SPIED: 2020 BMW 4 Series Coupe seen with M Performance Parts

As we near the official reveal of the next-gen 2020 BMW 4 Series, we’re seeing a seemingly never-ending stream of spy photos. While most of … The article SPIED: 2020 BMW 4 Series Coupe seen with M Performance Parts appeared first on BMW BLOG

SPIED: 2020 BMW 4 Series Coupe seen with M Performance Parts

As we near the official reveal of the next-gen 2020 BMW 4 Series, we’re seeing a seemingly never-ending stream of spy photos. While most of the test mules spotted in public have been heavily covered in camouflage, we’ve seen enough here and there to piece together what we think the next-gen 4er will look like. From what we’ve seen so far, the car’s overall design seems quite nice and we’re excited to see it. In these new spy photos that were released, we see what seems to be an M440i with M Performance add-ons doing so camouflaged testing. (We don’t own the spy photos but they can be seen here)

Up front, even through the camo, it seems as if there’s a bit of an additional front lip, likely a carbon fiber piece. These are common among M Performance upgrades and they typically help the car look better. Down the side of the car, we can see some additional trim pieces down on the side skirt, also likely from the M Performance Parts catalog. Out back, there’s a very subtle rear diffuser that sits in between the exhausts but it’s tough to see through the camo.

These upgrades are subtle but they do help in adding some extra sportiness and can make your car stand out from the rest of the lease-specials on the road. Considering that BMW is testing them already, it might mean that the full suite of M Performance Parts will be available for the 4 Series at market launch.

Powering the BMW M44oi, is a 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 engine (codenamed B58) that will make around 382 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque in North American-spec. That’s the same power output as the M340i, so we’re expecting it to be the same in the 4 Series version. Sadly, it will also be automatic-only.

We’re excited to see the next-gen BMW 4 Series when it debuts in just a few short months. Stay tuned as this should be a very interesting and exciting car.

[Source: Car Scoops]

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