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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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2015 BMW F800R First Look | Updated Styling & More Power

Nov 4 2014 7:02pm CST | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2015 BMW F800R First Look Preview BMW has updated its F800R for 2015, the roadster arriving with revamped styling and additional horsepower. The F800R – a brother of the F 800 GT tourer and F 800 GS adventure bike – has an updated liquid-cooled four-valve twin-cylinder 798cc engine. BMW has increased horsepower to 90 horsepower at 8000 rpm, up three from the previous model. BMW has also shortened ...
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U-Turn: What you missed on 11.4.14

Nov 4 2014 6:00pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, Car Buying, SEMA Show, Performance, Crossover, Ford, Motorcycle We'll obsessively cover the 2014 SEMA Show Today is the day that all the craziness that is the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas begins in earnest. We're live from the show floor, bringing the best, the worst and all the rest of can't-miss automotive content from inside and outside the Las Vegas Convention Center ...
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Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #404

Nov 4 2014 4:44pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Podcasts, SEMA Show, Etc., BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Earnings/Financials, Ferrari, Celebrities Episode #404 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert and Brandon Turkus talk about the BMW i8 and i3, this week's SEMA show, the looming Ferrari spin-off and the passing of Tom Magliozzi, longtime co-host of NPR's Car Talk. We start with what's in t ...
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Kia Gives The K900 What It Has Always Needed: Rear-Mounted Turbos

Nov 4 2014 4:17pm CST | Source: Jalopnik

The Kia K900 has been a free ice cream cone on the coldest day of winter kind of car . What does this expensive robot not-BMW need to fix its lackluster sales ...
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2015 BMW 6-Series

Nov 4 2014 3:44pm CST | Source: The Car Connection

The BMW 6-Series is larger and more luxurious than ever in its latest iteration, and is now available in coupe, convertible, and four-door Gran Coupe forms. With such a broad range of body styles, as well as a variety of engines to choose from, plus the sport-focused M6, the 6-Series meets the needs and preferences of a wide ra ...
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This B.C. man brings million-dollar classic cars back to life

Nov 4 2014 3:02pm CST | Source: Driving Canada

Hidden away in a rural part of Vancouver Island, one of the world’s best automotive restorers brings million-dollar beauties back to life. VICTORIA, B.C. — “…and cheap too, at $1.3-million.” The relative insanity of this half-overheard statement doesn’t actually penetrate my brain. I am stunned, floored, gob-smacked by what I am seeing. Two, no, three Ferrari Daytonas. A pair of D-Type Jaguars, one wearing E ...
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Two Wheels: Five bikes from EICMA that you need to know about

Nov 4 2014 2:29pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Performance, BMW, Honda, Misc. Auto Shows, Motorcycle Each and every year, the world's biggest motorcycle manufacturers gather together to show off the latest and greatest machinery that will soon be offered to dealerships the world over. It's called EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori, in Italian), and this year's crop of new motorcycles is just as exciting as ever. We ...
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Tyler, The Creator Wants You To Win This BMW E30

Nov 4 2014 1:25pm CST | Source: Jalopnik

The Odd Future crew has excellent taste in cars. Affordable classic aficionado Frank Ocean loves old Mustangs and NSXs, and Tyler, The Creator isn't far off from that. Now the latter wants you to win this cool E30 if you go to the 3rd Annual Camp Flog ...
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2015 BMW S 1000 XR First Look | ‘Adventure Sport’

Nov 4 2014 1:06pm CST | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2015 BMW S 1000 XR There’s no doubting BMW’s overwhelming presence in the adventure-touring market. Since the release of the 1980 R80 G/S, the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer has practically owned the adventure class. The Gelände/Strasse influence continues to grow, also, considering the revamped semi-water cooled R1200GS has topped BMW Motorrad sales in recent quarters. Comfortable in this corner of the market, BMW has recently shifted focus elsewhere, bu ...
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Official: Forza Horizon 2's latest car pack includes Lamborghini Jalpa, Toyota 2000GT [w/video]

Nov 4 2014 1:01pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Videos, BMW, Chevrolet, Lamborghini, Subaru, Toyota, Alfa Romeo, Toys/Games With over 200 vehicles to choose from, Forza Horizon 2 players are hardly starving for cars out of the box, but the developers at Turn 10 Studios are happy to give gamers even more choices with regularly released downloadable content. The latest Falken Tire Car Pack is now available with six more cars, wi ...
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