The kind folks at MotorTips have stumbled upon some spyshots of what appears to be the hottest 7 series sedan ever. Based on the upcoming F01 platform, this quad-exhaust-having monster will blow the socks off the S63 AMG and head straight for the throat of the S65 AMG. BMW had been adamant in the past about using the “M” badge sparingly, but that no longer appears to be the case. It’s not just an M3, M5, M6, and M coupe anymore; no we can expect to see M7, X5 M, and X6 M. I think I’m gonna be sick just thinking about “M” badged SUVs….
Speculation has it that power for the M7 will come from a twin-turbo V12, just like the S65. We don’t have much more info on the M7 at this point, but we do have a couple more shots of it lurking around the dark in Germany, after the jump.
It’s December – actually the first December for CarEnvy, and that gives us a unique opportunity: we can be more detached and objective than any other site or magazine because we haven’t driven any of the contenders here. While you might think it odd that we’re giving awards to cars we haven’t driven, you probably haven’t driven them either, and following the industry is beyond an obsession for us so we do have a good idea of what’s good, what’s bad, and what we want. We here at CarEnvy don’t have the luxury of manufacturer invites to press days, but that hasn’t stopped us yet. When the day comes for us to attend such press events, we’ll give you the perspective of the youngest, most Canadian, and most honest individuals around. Until we’re in the shoes of Jeremy, James, and Richard, you’re going to have to make do with our opinions as armchair analysts. Besides, you don’t have to drive a car to want it more than anything.
CarEnvy is about just that, lusting after gorgeous sheetmetal and intoxicating engine sounds. So we’ve decided to find you the most desirable and important cars to hit the streets in 2008 – the Cars Of The Year (COTY). This is not from the perspective of which car is the best to drive or which one handles the best, because we have little first-hand experience. This is a list of winners (and contenders) from eight separate categories based on which one we want the most. Beers were consumed and hours were spent discussing which car would make us the envy of our neighbours and which would have us nursing a semi just by sitting in the drivers seat.
The criteria are simple. The winning car in each category must
- Be desirable
- Be very desirable
- Be more desirable than its competitors without regard for practicality or price (unless needed to break a tie)
- Be sold in Canada in 2008 (but not if #1 and #2 are overwhelming)
- Be cars. We aren’t called TruckEnvy or SUVEnvy.
Madames et Monsieurs, put your hands together for the inaugural CarEnvy COTY Awards.