- Available in extended wheelbase versions only
- 535-hp, twin-turbo V-12 engine
- Updated iDrive system includes a touchpad that recognizes hand written inputs
The crème-de-la-crème of BMW’s lineup, the 2014 760 sedan tops off the 7-Series with a powerful twin-turbo V-12 under the hood and plenty of luxury in the cabin.
For 2014 there are a few small updates. The iDrive controller now has a touchpad on which you can draw letters to input addresses and other information, a helpful feature. There is also a newly available “smart trunk” which can be closed by kicking under the rear bumper.
2013’s 7-Series styling updates are all back, including an embiggened front grille and a restyled front with a larger air intake that runs the width of the car, new LED headlight accents, and revisions to the taillights and rear fascia. The line-topping 760 is only offered in long-wheel base form, which adds 5.5-inches of overall length and increases the amount of rear legroom. Liberal use of aluminum in the body cuts weight which helps fuel economy. Adaptive xenon HID headlights are standard, with a full LED headlight setup and automatic high-beams are optional.
Peek under the hood and you’ll find a 12-cylinder behemoth. The 760’s twin-turbo, 6.0-liter V-12 is good for 535-horsepower, which is driven through the rear wheels. xDrive all-wheel drive is available; it can send up to 80 percent of power to the rear wheels if needed, keeping acceleration and handling traits similar to those of the rear-wheel-drive sedan. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard.
Inside, the 760’s focus is luxury, with a side of luxury, topped with luxury. Its extended wheelbase makes it suitable as a chauffeur-type vehicle as well. BMW’s iDrive system has been revised to make it easier to use and comes standard, with a 10.2-inch high-definition screen. Also standard are four-zone automatic climate control, navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, leather upholstery, and many, many more. Rear massaging and ventilated seats are optional, as is a rear entertainment system with dual screens.
Standard safety features include eight airbags, an electronic stability control system, and antilock brakes. A lane departure warning system, blind spot warning system, and night vision with pedestrian detection are optional.