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BMW V12 Cars Face an Uncertain Future

BMW V12 Cars Face an Uncertain Future

Dec 4 2012, 10:55am CST | by

V12 may not make it to 2016

BMW has been stuffing massive V12 engines under the hood of its high-end 7 Series range for many years. In recent years, BMW has been getting away from large displacement engines going the smaller...

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BMW V12 Cars Face an Uncertain Future

Dec 4 2012, 10:55am CST | by

V12 may not make it to 2016

BMW has been stuffing massive V12 engines under the hood of its high-end 7 Series range for many years. In recent years, BMW has been getting away from large displacement engines going the smaller displacement turbocharged power plants. As of now, BMW hasn't decided if the sixth generation 7 Series set to debut in 2016 will have a V12 engine or not.

A BMW executive has said that whether the V12 will be used in the next generation car hasn't been decided. BMWs high-end 760Li V12-powered vehicle is currently a low-volume model for the company. Many consumers have been opting for cheaper, more efficient, and significantly less powerful 750i and 750Li cars.

The V12 available in the vehicle now uses twin turbochargers producing 400 kW of power and 759 m of torque. Despite the impressive power output, it's hardly any faster than the 750i twin turbo V8 engine with only 0.2 seconds separating the two vehicles in a race to 60 mph.

 
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U-Turn: What you missed on 10.31.14

Oct 31 2014 6:43pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Etc., BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Luxury, Fiat, Ram Super spooky cursed and haunted cars! It's Halloween, you guys! So naturally, the internet is full of stories about ghosts and goblins and pumpkins and witches. But there are plenty of spooky things to talk about in the automotive space, and we've put together a list of five cars that have strong evidence to support the ...
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Car Review: 2015 Cadillac CTS VSport

Oct 31 2014 3:31pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview Rorty, not quite luxury performance sedan with decent moves and a lovely engine Pros Torquey, sophisticated engine, adept handling, low price tag compared with competition Cons Abrupt shifting in Sport mode. Seriously, Cadillac, you’re still trying to impress with “classy” interiors? Value for money Excellent What would I change? The programming of the Aisin transmission, the décor of the centre console and a more easily deciphered ...
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Official: Daimler buys 25 percent of MV Agusta

Oct 31 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Europe, Mercedes-Benz, Earnings/Financials, Motorcycle BMW obviously builds motorcycles, and Volkswagen Group owns Ducati. Now, fellow German automaker Daimler is hopping into the two-wheel game by buying a 25-percent stake in Italian sportbike maker MV Agusta for an undisclosed price. According to Daimler's press release, its Mercedes-AMG division is actually the one that's go ...
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BMW X6 M is as fast as the M3 Coupe on the Nurburgring

Oct 31 2014 2:41pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

BMW M project manager Herbert Bayerl has revealed the 2015 X6 M is as fast as the M3 Coupe (E92) on the Nürburgring Nordschlei ...
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What It's Like To Take Over Goodwood With A Ton Of BMWs

Oct 31 2014 1:42pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The Goodwood Estate lies on 12,000-acres of delightful English countryside that hides 32 miles of woodland routes and one very fast historic race track in the middle. Don't have a vintage Bugatti? That's ok, now you can drive BMWs ...
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ETC: 2015 BMW i8 sets everyone's tongues wagging in Northern Michigan

Oct 31 2014 1:28pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Etc., Supercars, BMW, Electric Like few other cars we can remember, people want to talk about the 2015 BMW i8. Drive one, and you'll soon find out what we mean. They stop you at gas stations. They accost you in Walgreen's parking lots. They stream out of neighborhood bars, beers in hand. At least, that was our experience this week during Autoblog's ...
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2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M: First Look

Oct 31 2014 11:50am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Competes with: Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Porsche Cayenne S Looks like: The new X5 and X6 with more aggressive scoops, wheels and colors Drivetrains: 567-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8, eight-speed automatic transmission, standard all-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Spring 2015 MSRP: X5 M starts at $99,650; X6 M at $103,050, both prices include a $950 destination fee. Related ...
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11 hours ago

You Can Buy This Porsche 911 Turbo For The Price Of A Used BMW 3-Series

Oct 31 2014 11:07am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

There are fast cars, and then there's the Porsche 911 Turbo. This insane symphony of performance blasts you from 0-60 mph in just over 4 seconds and keeps going to nearly 200, with an unmistakable flat-6 soundtrack. This bonkers speed machine can now be yours for ...
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