BMW 7-Series M-Sport

An initial set of 4 photos of the new M-Sport kit for the F01 BMW 7-Series have been released onto the internet. On the front you get a new bumper with wider air intakes, and rather large pieces of chrome flanking the top of the left and right bumper air intake, kinda like how the pre-LCI E90 and 6-Series had chrome at the top of their kidney grilles.

BMW 7-Series M-Sport

The M-Sport kit also comes with its own set of wheels, which are of 5 double spoke design. These show off the disc brakes nicely, especially if you upgrade them to some nicer looking cross-drilled ones later, perhaps an offering from BMW Performance?

The design of the rear bumper mimics the front – an equal amount of chrome treatment. All that extra chrome probably makes up for the lack of chrome around the windows, instead replaced with “shadowline” trim. And instead of wood trim, the interior gets the aluminium panels that’s been so associated with modern M-Sport BMWs.

BMW 7-Series M-Sport

BMW will probably introduce the 7-Series M-Sport officially with a new engine variants. When the F01/F02 was released, it only had one diesel engine, the new all-aluminium crank 3.0 litre turbodiesel with a single turbo. There is also a twin turbodiesel around but it was not offered with the F01.

BMW 7-Series M-Sport

BMW must have been waiting for an update to that engine before slotting it in, and the time is probably here. They’ve just announced that their twin-turbodiesel engine has been upgraded from 286hp and 480Nm up to 306hp and 600Nm, with the latter number from as low as 1,500rpm. The car with this engine will probably be called the 740d M-Sport.