Wednesday, May 18

BMW V12 engine: Now it’s over – the last cars will be built this summer

For decades, BMW has been at the forefront of car engine production and technology.

The breadth of the fossil engines ranges from small and efficient three- and four-cylinder engines, to rugged in-line sixes and not least their well-known 4.4-liter V8s.

At the very top, the V12 engine sits on a solid 6.6 liters.

BMW’s 12-cylinder engines have a history dating back to 1986. Then they launched their first 5-liter V12, which at the time delivered 299 hp.

Today’s V12, with twin turbos, on the other hand produces a full 610 hp, and is found in the flagship M760Li xDrive.

In 1986, BMW launched the 750iL with its first 5-liter V12 engine. It did not get much heavier than this.

Soon history

Now, however, BMW’s V12 era is soon over. Due to increasingly stringent emission requirements, BMW has no choice but to scrap the engine.

Beneath all the plastic hides 12 cylinders of a total of 6.6 liters.  In the M760Li, the engine delivers 610 hp and 850 Nm.

Beneath all the plastic hides 12 cylinders of a total of 6.6 liters. In the M760Li, the engine delivers 610 hp and 850 Nm.

Already this summer, the very latest cars with today’s 6.6-liter V12 engine will be built and delivered to the American market.

The project is called “The Final V12” and includes only 12 copies of the M760i xDrive. That is the flagship and the luxury sedan 7-series.

These cars are fully equipped, with specially designed 20-inch rims. Naturally, the last 12 copies will have several V12 emblems around, to emphasize one last time what lives under the hood.

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The M760i kicks away from 0-100 km / h in just 3.7 seconds.

The M760i kicks away from 0-100 km / h in just 3.7 seconds.

Live on in Rolls-Royce

Although twelve cylinders will soon be history at BMW, it must be said that the engine will live for a few more years.

Then under the hood in various Rolls-Royce models, to which BMW supplies engines. They are also the owner of the prestigious British brand.

Among other things, the Rolls-Royce Ghost will use the V12, until they become an all-electric luxury car manufacturer in 2030.

Already next year we will see Rolls’ first all-electric model: Specter. It will undoubtedly give a clear indication of what we can expect from electric luxury from England in the time ahead.

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The Rolls-Royce Ghost will still be available with the V12 under the hood.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost will still be available with the V12 under the hood.

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Reference-www.tv2.no

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