Interior shot of the 2013 V-12 25 Years Edition BMW 760Li. Photo courtesy of BMW

2013 BMW 760 Li special edition marks 25th anniversary of the V12

BMW has just launched a special limited edition of the 2013 760Li V-12, marking the 25th anniversary of the V-12 engine, first utilized in the trailblazing BMW 750iL in 1987 – and just for the record they are all sold already.

Only 15 of the special 25th Anniversary Edition of the 2013 BMW 760 Li V-12 models will be built for US customers by special order only to be delivered early in 2013 at a price of $159,695 all inclusive.

Back in 1987, the first V-12 in the BMW 750iL was a 5.0 liter, 300 horsepower model available in the 750i and 750iL which added an extra 3.9 inches of legroom to the back seat.

The engine in the 2013 760Li V-12 is only a liter bigger but develops 535 horsepower and 550 lb.-ft. of torque, propelling the executive sports sedan from zero to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. It has the advantage of twin turbochargers compared to the 1987 model.

Designated the V-12 25 Years Edition BMW 760Li sports Individual Champagne Full Merino Leather with black piping exclusive to this model. Correspondingly, black floormats and rear footrests feature contrasting piping in Champagne. Special V-12 25 Years Edition badging festoons doorsills, headrests and iDrive controllers.

Also in the special edition flagship model include:

• Rear Seat Entertainment with iDrive control

• 20’ Individual wheels with performance tires

• Alcantara headliner in champagne with black accents

• A/B/C pillars in black leather

• Rear parcel shelf in Anthracite Alcantara

• BMW Individual Piano Black Wood trim

• Piano black wood inlay in steering wheel

• Shadowline exterior trim

It comes in the full BMW rainbow of colors, as well as additional options, making it hard to avoid getting a uniquely personalized automobile.

The 2013 BMW V-12 25 Years Edition 760Li has a limited top speed of 130 mph, except when equipped with M Sport Package option, which boosts top speed to 155 mph.

For the distinguished buyer, this is a remarkable opportunity to own a rare and beautiful BMW.

Though we’re sure you will still be able to buy a BMW in 25 years, whether you can buy a new executive sports sedan with a V-12 engine is another matter entirely.

Which brings up the question, what will this car be worth in 25 years, on the 50th anniversary of the V-12 engine?

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