BMW recently decided to mark a quarter century of it offering a V12 engine with a very limited run of cars. The 2013 BMW 760Li V-12 25 Years Anniversary Edition is festooned with special badges, stickers, embroidering, and plaques that identify it as such. BMW will build just 15 of these cars, and only to U.S. buyers.
As one may imagine, the car won't come cheap, as the price tag is set at $159,695 including destination and shipping. That's a premium of about $20,000 over the standard 760Li. For the extra money, buyers get BMW Individual Champagne Full Merino Leather that gets exclusive black piping. The black floor mats and rear footrests are offset with Champagne piping. The headliner is champagne-colored Alcantara with black sides. The pillars are covered in black leather and the rear parcel shelf is covered in Anthracite Alcantara. Individual Piano Black Wood trim is found on panels and the steering wheel.
Rear passengers get a rear seat entertainment system with their own iDrive controller. The exterior gets Shadowline trim and the car rides on 20-inch Individual style 301 wheels shod in performance tires.
The same range of exterior colors as on regular 760Lis is available and the same range of options as well.
In 1987, the 5.0-liter V12 under the hood of the 759iL made 295 horsepower and 332lb-ft of torque.
In contrast, the 6.0-liter, twin-turbo V12 in the modern 7-series produces 535 horsepower and 550lb-ft of torque. It propels the 5,015lb car to 60mph in 4.5 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 130mph.