Proving V12s are simply better.

When it comes to full-sized German Luxury saloons more is always better, that’s why the new BMW M760Li is far superior to the 750i. The M760Li doesn’t just have a longer name than the lowly 750i but also packs a secret weapon on the bonnet ready to decimate any luxury saloon it encounters. 

If you can’t decide between two cars, a good old fashioned drag race is a great way to pick. In one corner we have the BMW 750i which features a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 that produces 522 bhp and 553 lb-ft of torque. In the other corner, we have the M760Li which uses a 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 that produces 577 bhp and 627 lb-ft of torque.

Gallery: 2020 BMW M760LI shows the 750i who's boss in acceleration duel

Based on acceleration testing alone, you’re going to want the V12. The 750i clicks off a 0-62 run in 4.0 seconds while the 760Li completes the same test in only 3.8 seconds. This is important stuff when you’re trying to prove who has the best six-figure luxury saloon. 

Once the 7-series reaches the Autobahn a clear winner emerges. In a section of the delimited autobahn, the 750i will easily reach its top speed of 162 mph without breaking a sweat. Although a saloon that can hit speeds over 160 mph is impressive, the 760Li emerges as a clear winner with an autobahn blast to 189 mph.

When you’re spending over six-figures on a luxury saloon owning the most impressive version is important. Sure the 750i is a more logical choice, but the V12 powered M760Li is the pinnacle of the 7-series lineup. In a world where the V12 is a dying art form owning one is a true privilege that few experience. So, if you’re in the market for a 7-series, buy the fastest one and experience the art that is a V12 engine.