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BMW battles in the boardroom

BMW will go head to head with Mercedes-Benz early next year when it releases its range-topping 760i and 760Li models.

The V12 445bhp executive express will cost £76,350 for the standard wheelbase and £78,450 for the long wheelbase version. The 12 cylinder Valvetronic engine with direct fuel injection has a mighty 443lb-ft of torque, and BMW claims, 'extremely low fuel consumption and emission levels for a car of this class'.

Subtle changes have been made from the other models in the range, with the dashboard trimmed with leather and walnut, a roof covered in Alcantara, a new grille, wheel design and V12 logos.

The 760i will compete against Mercedes' more powerful – and nearly £10,000 more expensive – 493bhp 5.5-litre twin-turbo V12 S600 L. But despite the greater power and torque of the S600 L, BMW believe the 760i, with Electronic Damper Control, self-levelling suspension and Dynamic Drive will prove the driver's choice.

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