Now that our spies have managed to catch the car completely uncovered, we’re left thinking this prototype is nothing more than a standard BMW 7-Series outfitted with a new M-sports package.

Earlier this week, we brought you the first spy photos of what was thought to be the long awaited BMW M7. Now that our spies have managed to catch the car completely uncovered, we're left thinking this prototype is nothing more than a standard BMW 7-Series outfitted with a new M-sports package.

After closer analysis, you can clearly see that this 7-Series lacks several key M styling characteristics such as quad exhaust pipes and front fender M logo gills. What about the power bulge on the hood? Previously we've seen various BMW prototypes wearing a similar hood bulge most likely making way for diagnostic equipment used in powertrain testing. All of these omissions virtually rule out the possibly of this being the highly anticipated M7.

Despite lacking the X5 M's 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, with 555 horsepower (408kW) and 500 lb-ft (678Nm) of torque, the car features a dynamic appearance thanks to more aggressive bumpers and new wheels.

When (or if) BMW will unveil the M7 remains a mystery, but judging by your reaction, it can't come soon enough.

 

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BMW 7-Series M-sport package spotted uncovered - It's no M7