During our trip to Portugal to try out the new G12 BMW 7 Series LCI, we were only given seat time in two variants – the 750Li xDrive and the 745Le xDrive plug-in hybrid. A third xDrive variant, which we never got to drive, was also present at the event, and it’s this, the range-topping M760Li.

The only 7 Series option available with a V12 engine – specifically a 6.6 litre twin-turbo unit – the M760Li could likely be the last of its kind, given BMW’s shift in powertrain strategy in the future. With that in mind, we now bring you a gallery of the “super limo” for your viewing pleasure.

Available only in long-wheelbase form (hence the Li in its name), the M760Li’s V12 serves up 585 PS and 850 Nm on tap, making it a little bit more powerful than the 750Li’s 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 with 530 PS and 750 Nm.

Connected to the big motor is an eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive, which allows it to hit a top speed of 250 km/h. More impressively, despite being the heaviest in the range at 2,220 kg, the M760Li is the fastest in the line-up when it comes to the century sprint, taking just 3.8 seconds to do so.

Visually, the variant comes as standard with the M Sport get-up, which includes dedicated bumpers, with the the one at the front sporting large intake sections. There’s also “V12” badges on the C-pillars to make sure those around you know that you didn’t go with a lesser version too.

Another reminder of this is inside the vehicle, where the digital instrument cluster has “M760Li” displayed front and centre, while near the gear lever on the centre console is where you’ll find another “V12” printed.

There you have it, a forbidden fruit that will cost you RM18,294 a year in road tax (as checked on oto.my) should it ever come to Malaysia. With 12-cylinder engines set to be phased out in other German camps – Mercedes-AMG S 65 and Audi A8 W12 – will you place the M760Li above them all?