Photography by Nautor's Swan / BMW Group
Finnish shipyard Nautor’s Swan and BMW have teamed up to deliver an exclusive car design to mark a milestone anniversary.
To celebrate this anniversary, BMW Individual presented the BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor’s Swan.
Over the past 50 years, Nautor’s Swan has become synonymous with luxurious, high-performance yachts. BMW and the Finnish yacht builders have shared a long history, with the two brands appearing together at prestigious regattas.
This cooperation has produced a one-off model to celebrate the 25th anniversary of BMW Individual, combining the best of both worlds. The result is the BMW top model M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence, inspired by a glamorous sailing yacht.
A brief glance is enough to reveal the yachting inspiration. 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.
There are carbon-bonded wooden components in the boot floor of the M760Li, which is intricately fitted out in Alcantara Smoke White.
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.
BMW Individual have taken that extra step to include Nautor’s Swan wherever they can.
The brake calipers on the M760Li, which are finished in the same colour as the car, each bear a Swan logo. 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. The side of the car features a coachline, incoperating yachting features.
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 BMW Individual M760Li has an M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder petrol
engine. It also has 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.
The BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor’s Swan has celebrated its debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show 2017.