The BMW M7 has been virtually envisioned ahead of possible reveal next year

The BMW M7 has been virtually envisioned ahead of a possible reveal next year.

BMW’s worst kept secret currently, the new 7-Series, returned in a new revealing photo yesterday, but what we’ve got today is a nice interpretation of what the range-topping M7 version could look like. It features a sportier fascia with M logo on the kidney grille, a modified front bumper with larger air intakes, new side skirts and redesigned M3-like side mirrors.

Rumors about the high-performance luxury sedan have been swirling around for years, but the latest gossip from the Bavarian brand indicates the M7 could be launched in 2016. A direct rival for the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and the Audi A8, the vehicle will likely be powered by an updated version of the company’s 4.4-liter V8 engine, delivering approximately 600 PS (441 kW).

In November last year BMW director of product planning Paul Ferraiolo explained currently there’s no demand for a track-focused 7-Series, but recent reports suggest the M7 will cost around 140,000 EUR (156,200 USD) and will be available sometime next year.