It is at the helm that both the owner and Jeeves will thoroughly enjoy themselves. Thanks to its self-levelling suspension, the new model rides surprisingly well in Comfort mode, a far cry from the previous 760Li, which felt too harsh for a vehicle of its ilk. The new one wafts along with a serene, limousine disposition.
The V12 engine moves the luxo saloon effortlessly with mounds of torque available from as little as 1,500r/min.
However, flick the drive mode into Sport and the M760Li becomes a sports saloon.
For starters, it can accelerate to 100km/h from standstill in just over 3.7 seconds, thanks to the four-wheel-drive xDrive system that makes it as quick as some purpose-built sports cars. It is quicker than the quickest M4s, the GTS and DTM Champion Edition.
For a more than two-tonne saloon, the M760Li corners in a manner that should not be possible. The engineers must have spent a great deal of time massaging the underpinnings of the car to achieve this feat.
One of the criticisms of the previous model, a lack of exhaust note, has been thoroughly addressed in the latest model. In Sport mode, it howls a slightly muffled V12 cry, which belches between gear changes.
The M760Li is the head honcho among its natural German compatriots as it eloquently straddles the line between waftage and dynamic handling, which is no mean feat.
Where it was previously the nonexecutive director of the super saloon board, it is now unequivocally the chairman.