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BMW Trademarks The M7 And M9 Badge Names

BMW reserves the M7 and M9 monikers, which could mean a high-performance 7 Series and a flagship supercar

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Exciting new information points out to BMW potentially bringing two new high-performance variants, in the near future. It’s not the first time the Bavarian carmaker reserves names for future models. This piece of information comes in the form of a filing from the Intellectual Property Office, in the Philippines, according to which BMW just reserved the M7 and M9 badge names.

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The first name – M7 – could point out that BMW is finally ready to make a proper M-version of its executive sedan, as it never had one. This is actually more believable than you might think since BMW is presenting the upcoming 7 Series as a more driver-oriented luxury sedan. This certainly resonates with the company’s decision to reserve the M7 badge.

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BMW promises that the next 7er will be more focused on being a driver’s car than a luxury badge

Until now, there really wasn’t much sense in making an M-version of the big sedan, even if the M7 moniker was reserved once before, in 2018. So far, the most powerful version of the BMW 7 Series has always been the 760iL, which is more luxury-oriented. According to this piece of information, from BMW Blog, this may change soon.

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As much as we want this to be true, we have to accept it may just be smoke and mirrors.

The M9 is where things get very interesting, as we see renderings of a mid-engine supercar. At this point, however, we don’t know for sure if BMW is working on a high-performance mid-engine model. We know they have the i8, but that’s hardly a supercar, with its 400-horsepower hybrid powertrain.

Of course, the name could simply be a placeholder, as it wouldn’t be the first time BMW has done that. With that being said, it could also indicate the arrival of a spiritual successor to the Giugiaro-designed BMW Nazca. As with other similar pieces of information, we’ll have to wait and keep our ears to the ground.

Source: CarBuzz

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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