- BMW has patented the M7 moniker with USPTO
- A full-blown M Division prepped 7 Series could finally become a reality.
- The top-spec 7 is only available in the M760Li guise, which is also on sale in India.
BMW has secured the M7 moniker by filing an official patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The Bavarian carmaker has realised the importance of having the name trademarked under their line-up but there are no reports to suggest that the carmaker will actually use the name anytime soon.
In fact, BMW previously owned the M7 moniker specifically in the American market. So that no other manufacturer can use it, but we never actually saw an M-tuned 7 Series. BMW's reinstation of the name suggests that the carmaker has plans of having an M7 in their line-up in the years to come. After the reformation of the entire BMW line-up lately – with the suspension of the 5GT and 6 Series, the introduction of the all-new 6 Series GT and the resurrected 8 Series – an M7 in the line-up wouldn’t be out of place.
On the other hand, the 7 Series’ archrival, the S-Class, does have an AMG tuned S63 in its line-up. And the S63 has also witnessed a fair share of success across the world. A high-performance Luxo-barge which can put supercars to shame is the best of both worlds. Now what remains to be seen is whether BMW will actually give a green signal to the M7. Guess we’ll have to wait a bit longer for it. And for someone who cannot wait for the M7, there’s always the choice of the top-spec M760Li. The saloon produces 600bhp and 800Nm from its 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 and retails at Rs 2.45 crores.