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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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9 cars you can’t miss at this year’s Paris Motor Show

Oct 1 2014 11:08am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

With a little less than two months until 2014 comes to a close, our favourite time of the year is about to kick off yet again — autoshow season. Click here for full coverage of the 2014 Paris Motor Show You might notice there is no Frankfurt Motor Show for 2014. That’s because every other year, Frankfurt and Paris switch as the host cities for the unofficial kick-off to autoshow season and this year, it’s Paris ...
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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept

Oct 1 2014 10:09am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrid, Sedan, Technology, Paris Motor Show, Infiniti, Design/Style, Luxury, Infotainment Well, this certainly looks like a concept, doesn't it? From the wide, portal-esque door opeings to the boattail rear window design, there's just so much about the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration that looks like it would never actually reach production that we're impressed the automaker had the gumption to put the machine toget ...
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Paris Motor Show: Land Rover returns to its roots with 2015 Discovery Sport

Oct 1 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

It’s called a Discovery — evoking images of Land Rover’s most bruising off-roader that we know here in North America as LR4 — but it’s really a replacement for the current LR2 that we used to know as the Freelander. Confused? Me too. Well, a little. Click here for full coverage of the 2014 Paris Motor Show But there’s absolutely nothing confusing about the new Discovery Sport’s main attributes, which, depending on who you are listening to, are either its good looks (my opinio ...
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The BMW 327 Was More Than The First Streamlined Bavarian

Oct 1 2014 9:24am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Not only was the 327 the first BMW designed in Munich, but also a car that later got a red/white badge instead of the blue/white. It even ended up as the Bristol 400 on ...
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Hyundai Genesis gets stanced by Ark Performance for SEMA

Oct 1 2014 9:21am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Sedan, Performance, Hyundai, Design/Style Hyundai has yet another high-performance concept for the upcoming 2014 SEMA Show in November to join its 708-horsepower Sonata. For this one, Ark Performance is taking the Genesis Sedan and pumping up the output by supercharging its 5.0-liter V8, along with a mile-long list of other modifications to mix speed with added luxury. Ark calls the tun ...
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Rolls-Royce Ghost

Oct 1 2014 8:55am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

Competing with the Bentley Flying Spur, Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, Aston Martin Rapide, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Rolls-Royce Ghost is the least expensive way to get into the Spirit of Ecstasy, but that doesn't mean it offers a discount experience. For more information, including specifications, see our page for the 20 ...
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Could You Find $1,500 For This Barn-Find 1974 BMW Bavaria?

Oct 1 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe BMW is claimed to have been found… you guessed it, in a barn. It's dusty but not rusty, and you'll have to decide if awakening it from its long slumber requires a barn-bur ...
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Paris Motor Show: 2016 Jaguar XE

Oct 1 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Jaguar’s BMW 3 Series fighter may still be more than a year away from our shores, but it is taking the Paris Motor Show by storm. From it (almost) all-aluminum chassis — Jaguar claims to have invented a new alloy (RC5754) specifically for the XE in its quest for lightness and increased stiffness — to an all-new range of Ingenium engines, the XE is a huge commitment from the relatively small luxury marque to finally make inroads into the fiercely-competitive entry-level luxury ...
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2015 BMW S 1000 RR looks to retain sportbike supremacy

Sep 30 2014 4:33pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, BMW, Misc. Auto Shows, Motorcycle The BMW S 1000 RR is already a pretty potent member of the superbike ranks, but BMW is revealing a host of upgrades for this two-wheeled lightning bolt at the Intermot 2014 motorcycle show that should make it even faster. The biggest additions to the latest 1000 RR are its new cylinder head, lighter valves and different intake cam to tweak even more power f ...
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Autoblog Podcast #399

Sep 30 2014 4:24pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Podcasts, Classics, Paris Motor Show, BMW, Cadillac, Subaru Episode #398 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Brandon Turkus, and Rob Sass of Hagerty Classic Cars Magazine talk about Cadillac's move to Manhattan and new naming convention, preview the Paris Motor Show, and finish up with the 3 Guys, 3 Grand Classic Car challenge. Also included is an interview with Tom Tjaarda, prolific desig ...
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