If you’re looking for a car with a sterling reputation, BMW has just the thing.
BMW Individual Manufaktur, a special division of the German carmaker that builds one-off customized vehicles, has teamed with the silversmiths at Robbe & Berking to create the 760Li Sterling edition.
This special 7 Series is literally covered in silver. Everything from the twin-kidney grille and exterior badges to the interior trim is hand-made silver. It’s perfect for those who think chrome and carbon fiber are too plebeian.
If you see a big BMW manically swerving, the driver isn’t drunk or texting. He or she is just trying to avoid bugs and bird poop from tarnishing his silver Bimmer.
From what we can see in BMW’s press photos, the change from chrome to silver is actually rather subtle. That’s important if 760Li owners ever plan on taking their cars to urban areas.
The Sterling edition also gets an exclusive dark grey paint color and brown leather interior, which highlight the silver accents nicely.
Besides having the world’s most expensive trunk lid badge, the Sterling appears identical to the regular 760Li. That means it has a 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V12 under its copious hood with 535 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque.
In addition to Robbe & Berking, BMW has collaborated with watchmaker Girard Perregaux and piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons on special-edition models.
No word on whether the 760Li Sterling will be available in the U.S.