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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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10 Green Cars that Don’t Suck: Eco-Excellence at All Price Points

Aug 27 2014 5:19pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Mix pious intentions with dreary mechanical bits and then stir in some driving misery, and the result is a “green car.” Green not in the color of its paint, but in the environmental virtue of its engineering and marketing. Green as in economical with fuel but stingy on fun, great with emissions but lousy to pilot. Green cars are hybrids, diesels, and electric cars stripped to the point of making a rotted ox cart seem luxurious. Except that was then—you know, like, three years ago—and this is th ...
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2016 BMW 7-Series spied inside & out [video]

Aug 27 2014 4:20pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Work continues on the 2016 BMW 7-Series as the model has been caught undergoing testing on the ...
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How Much Does it Cost to Charge an Electric Car?

Aug 27 2014 2:29pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

There are many reasons for considering making an electric car the next car you buy or lease. Besides the many environmental benefits, the promise of energy security, the silky-smooth driving experience with instant torque available without delay and low maintenance, one of the best characteristics of electric vehicles is how little they cost ...
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BMW M5 pumped up to 675 bhp by Dinan

Aug 27 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

American BMW tuner Dinan has released a power upgrade package for the M5 (F10), raising output ...
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Cadillac to Debut the ATS-V Sedan at the LA Auto Show

Aug 27 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

The ATS-V is one of the more-anticipated Caddys since the completely redesigned CTS made itself seen at the 2013 New York Auto Show. It’s not too hard to predict what this M3/M4 fighter will bring to the party, but there is still a slight debate on what will power it. Essentially everyone agrees that the ATS-V will use the 3.6-liter, twin-boosted V-6 that we all fell in love with in the CTS Vsport, but there is some disagreement on how much power ...
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BMW joins Cadillac wooing Silicon Valley to combat Tesla

Aug 27 2014 1:39pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

BMW scored a coup this month when former Apple executive Tony Fadell became one of the first owners of the new $136,000 i8 plug-in spo ...
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Video: BMW X6M Prototype Runs Around the Nurburgring

Aug 27 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

We already know everything there is to know about the second-generation BMW X6, which was recently launched for the 2015 model year, but its high-performance version, the X6 M, is still somewhat of a mystery. What we do know about it, though, is that the Germans have been testing prototypes since early 2014. Now that yet another test vehicle has surfaced, this time around on the Nurburgring track, we know for a fact that development is well underway.How do we know we’re loo ...
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Join Us Tomorrow For the TopSpeed Podcast Episode 026 LIVE

Aug 27 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Well it is once again Thusday-Eve. That means we need to get ready for the next episode of the TopSpeed Podcast. Show starts at 12:00 p.m. EDT. This week will see the addition of the Range Rover LWB and the Scion FR-S to the Weekly Wheels, as well as a whole pile of news that will likely include Mark’s choice for top-five off-roaders, the potential for a 10-speed transmission in the Ford Mustang and the sill ...
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Respect your elders: the history behind Audi’s RS breed

Aug 27 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

In the beginning, there was the word, and the word was quattro. Here, at the top of a mountain, a meeting between two machines that represent the best of Audi’s commitment in building machines that blend supreme capability with storming performance. Naturally, we’ve attracted a bit of attention. “Is that wagon on Porsche wheels?” a cyclist asks, slightly winded from the long climb up Mount Seymour. Soon, a knot of spandex-clad riders with calf muscl ...
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