2017 BMW M760 Review: Photo Gallery
The 2017 BMW M760 gets lousy gas mileage. Not necessarily compared with similarly sized and powered competitors, just for cars in general — and federal regulators think so, too, because buyers of the M760 are slapped with a $1,700 gas-guzzler tax.
I bring all this up because, well, it's the only objectively negative thing I can bring myself to say about this car.
I recently took the M760 on the Lake Michigan Circle Tour, an 1,100-mile drive circumnavigating the lake from Chicago to Michigan to Wisconsin and back again. The scenery is beautiful, especially once you get up to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, but basically it's just a whole lotta drivin'. With just that to focus on for most of the journey, in 20 hours behind the wheel, I spoiled myself to a degree from which I won't soon recover — the 2017 Fiat 500X I drove a couple of days later, and the 2017 Honda Civic hatchback just after that, no longer felt like driving at all (no offense to those cars).
The M760's performance capabilities are categorically impressive for a track car, let alone an ultra-luxury land yacht. Its twin-turbo 6.6-liter V-12 propels the M760 from zero-to-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, roughly equivalent to the straight-line sprint of the Nissan GT-R supercar. And when you're not gunning it out of a tollbooth or testing the Launch Control feature on a deserted rural road, you're floating along in a decadent pleasure cocoon, something akin to a giant, lightly toasted marshmallow with wheels.
Its exterior styling is some idyllic combination of elegant and aggressive, from the signature BMW dual-kidney grille to its M Sport and V-12 badging to its M spoiler to its quad exhaust. Perhaps the most striking element on the outside — the only vantage from which the average Joe is going to get to admire this beautiful beast totaling nearly $180,000 — is its Frozen Dark Brown Metallic paint job, a gorgeous matte finish that reads black or dark gray in photos but deep chocolaty under an overcast Midwestern sky.
For the full rundown of the M760's indulgent interior appointments, follow the related link above. Meanwhile, also be sure to check out the photo galleries above and drive vicariously through me.