Hitting the high seas on four wheels

For those fortunate enough to enjoy it, the world of yachting seems like a fantastic place to spend some time. Deep, blue water below, a bright, warm sun above, and a cool breeze in between – sounds pleasant, no? It’s this sort of lifestyle that Bimmer is aiming to capture with its latest one-off, the BMW Individual M760Li Inspired By Nautor’s Swan. Cue the Bossa Nova background music. In case you were unaware, Nautor’s Swan is a Finnish-based producer of luxury sailing yachts originally founded in 1966. BMW has partnered with Nautor’s Swan in the past, such as at regattas like the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, and with BMW celebrating a quarter century of its Individual customization program, this one-off model inspired by the world of yachting seems like the right fit.

Standout features include teak paneling for the interior, plus a unique color finish and further boating themes. And since it’s based on the BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence, this four-door has plenty of performance potential as well. Interested? Then navigate your way past the jump to check out the details.

Continue reading to learn more about the BMW Individual M760Li Inspired by Nautor’s Swan.

  • 2017 BMW Individual M760Li Inspired By Nautor’s Swan
  • Year:
    2017
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  • Engine:
    V12
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    610
  • Torque @ RPM:
    590
  • Displacement:
    6.6 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.7 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
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What Makes It Special

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Outside, the BMW Individual M760Li Inspired By Nautor’s Swan (good lord that’s a mouthful) is finished in a handsome ruddy paint color, with the hue extended to the brake calipers for a matching look. The binders also get the Nautor’s Swan logo branded on to them. The Nautor’s Swan brand arrow was also added to the trunk lid, yet another nod to the yacht-maker’s model line. A slick coachline was added to the profile to tie it all together.

Step inside the cabin, and you’ll find BMW Individual’s damask red and two-tone Merino leather added just about everywhere, plus smoke white and Criollo brown for everything else.

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Nautor’s Swan contributed heavily to the cabin appointment, most notably by adding teak paneling the floor as an allusion to the deck of a yacht.

Nautor’s Swan also offered help with the build in terms of cabin appointment, most notably with teak paneling mated by rubber joints. The teak is an allusion to the deck of a yacht, while the rubber allows the paneling to expand and contract at different rates depending on the temperature. Nautor’s Swan also added teak to floor in the trunk in the car, which was decked out even further trunk thanks to materials like Alcantara in a Smoke White finish.

Further teak from Nautor’s Swan can be found in the doorsills and floor mats, while Nautor’s Swan logo was added to the headrests, seat cushions, and sun visors. On the driver’s side of the car, the trim was made from European oak, a material also applied to the central console. Per the BMW Individual specification, more leather was also added to the A pillars, B pillars, seat trim, doorsills, and side covers for the instrument panel.

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Making the go is a 6.6-liter M Performance TwinPower Turbo V-12, with peak output rated at 610 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.

Mechanically, things are unchanged. That means making the go is a 6.6-liter M Performance TwinPower Turbo V-12, with peak output rated at 610 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The 0-to-62 mph sprint is done in just 3.7 seconds, which translates into one seriously speedy four-door. An eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission sends the power to an xDrive AWD system for enhanced grip, while the Executive Drive Pro chassis system keeps it shiny side up. Tech features inside include the usual semi-automated driving features, a large touchscreen, gesture control, and more.

Conclusion

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If you were looking for the perfect German luxury car to complement that shiny new yacht you’ve got sitting in the harbor, then it looks like this bespoke Bimmer might fit the bill. Sure, it’s a one-off, but if you’ve got the bread for a yacht, odds are you’ll be able to add some teak to your limo as well, no problem.

References

2017 BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence

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Read our full review on the 2017 BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence.

2017 BMW M760Li xDrive

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Read our full review on the 2017 BMW M760Li xDrive.

Press release

The 25-year history of BMW Individual boasts countless highlights. The headquarters of BMW Individual Manufaktur are in Garching, just outside Munich. It is here that numerous, unique models have been created during the last quarter of a century.

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To celebrate this anniversary, BMW Individual is presenting a car that stands out even amongst all the special editions and individual models of past years: the BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor’s Swan (combined fuel consumption: 12.8 l /100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 294 g/km).

Luxury and high performance: Nautor’s Swan. Over the past 50 years, the renown of Nautor’s Swan has spread beyond the world of sailing and is understood to be synonymous with luxurious, high-performance yachts. BMW and the Finnish yacht designer and manufacturer share a partnership of many years’ standing. The two brands appear together at prestigious regattas such as “Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez”.

This cooperation has produced a one-off model to celebrate the 25th anniversary of BMW Individual, combining the best of both worlds. The result: The BMW top model M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence, inspired by a glamorous sailing yacht.

Yachting atmosphere on board. A brief glance is enough to reveal the yachting inspiration behind the unique BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor’s Swan. Cooperation partner Nautor’s Swan produced some elements for this special model by hand at their workshop in western Finland. These include teak panels with joints filled precisely with a fine layer of rubber. This allows the wood to expand and contract with changing temperatures. This is particularly sensible for the deck on a yacht – but also in a car. That is why this carbon-bonded wooden component graces the boot floor in the BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor’s Swan. The boot is also intricately fitted out in Alcantara Smoke White.

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The interior trims, entry sills and floor mats are also made with teak and have been produced by Nautor’s Swan. You can feel and see the yachting flair in every inch. This is enhanced by the presence of the Finnish brand’s insignia. The Nautor’s Swan signet is stitched into the headrests and cushions. It also adorns the sun visors and interior trims made of European oak on the driver’s side and the central console.

Elegant and discreet exterior design details. The cooperation between the two brands is also apparent on the exterior. The brake calipers on the BMW Individual M760Li, which are exclusively finished in the same colour as the car, each bear a sublime, raised Swan logo, which is manufactured in an extra procedure. The boot lid of the car is also decorated with the Nautor’s Swan arrow, which is usually to be found on the side of the yachts. By way of analogy, the side of the car features a coachline, underlining its luxury quality.

Based on the BMW M760Li xDrive luxury limousine. The starting point for such a special car was none less than the already impressive BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence. It has an exterior finished in the special BMW Individual colour damask red and a two-tone fine-grain Merino leather interior in smoke white and Criollo brown. The same is true of other features finished in leather, such as the footrests in the back of the car. BMW Individual takes the full leather interior to the next level, integrating top-quality BMW leather varieties into the trims for the A and B pillars, seat trims, door sills and the side covers for the instrument panel. The vehicle manual is also produced inside the Manufaktur and bound in Criollo brown Merino leather.

Sporty street performance with maximum comfort. The BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor’s Swan special model is just as impressive on the road. An M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder petrol engine provides plenty of drive. A cubic capacity of 6.6 litres allows the engine to perform at 448 kW/610 hp and provides maximum torque of 800 Nm. The high-performance engine lets the car accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds.

In conjunction with the modern 8-gear Steptronic Sport transmission, the matchless characteristics of the V12 engine provides plenty of sporty yet controlled thrust. The innovative Executive Drive Pro chassis system also combines remarkable driving dynamism with maximum driving comfort. As you would expect from such a high-quality car, the on-board technology is also state-of-the-art. Semi-automated driving, touch display and BMW Gesture Control are just three of the technical highlights of this unique part of BMW’s history.

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The BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor’s Swan celebrates its debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on 12 September 2017.

BMW’s elite models share their identity and attitude. The car presents itself as part of a distinct BMW product category creating a new presence for its luxury cars. The identity and attitude shared by BMW’s elite models, including the BMW 7 Series as well as the new BMW X7, BMW i8 and new BMW i8 Roadster, are echoed in a newly designed logo which combines a black-and-white version of the manufacturer’s roundel first used 100 years ago with the company name “Bayerische Motoren Werke” written out in full. With its classical, understated aesthetic and the company’s original name spelt out, the logo highlights BMW’s inimitable history.

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