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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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Fiat says goodbye to Italy after 115-year run

Aug 1 2014 7:28am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Fiat, Italy’s largest manufacturer and a symbol of the country’s struggle to adapt to globalization, is leaving home after 115 years. The controlling Agnelli family and other investors are meeting today in Turin for the last time to seal the end of Fiat as an Italian company after it merges with Chrysler. Created by Italian-Canadian chief executive Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will be incorp ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada


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Diesel Luxury Sedans: Audi, BMW, Mercedes Face Off, Mazda Still Missing

Aug 1 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

While gasoline power units have seen incremental improvements over the last few decades, diesels seem to have shot up from relative obscurity straight to the big time. Sales still lag their gasoline counterparts but performance, refinement and driveability are all more than competitiv ...
Source: All Small Cars   Full article at: All Small Cars


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BMW 435i xDrive upgraded by Best-Tuning to 365 PS

Aug 1 2014 6:40am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Best-Tuning is introducing an upgrade kit for the BMW 435i xDrive which comes with an array of ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans


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BMW i3 To Get Fuel Cell Version With Toyota Tech?

Aug 1 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

In 2015, Japanese automaker Toyota will make a fuel-cell vehicle available to the public. It has worked on the project with German firm BMW, itself planning a fuel-cell vehicle--and that vehicle could now be a fuel-cell version of the i3 electric car. According to Motoring, Toyota USA's advanced vehicle boss, Craig Scott ...
Source: All Small Cars  Full article at: All Small Cars


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BMW hints at special anniversary models for 2016, could be the i5 and i9

Aug 1 2014 4:40am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Senior BMW spokesman Kai Lichte dropped a few hints about a couple of special anniversary models to celebrate the brand ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans


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Video: Chris Harris Teaches You How to Drift a BMW M235i

Aug 1 2014 3:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

We subscribe to the school of thought that if you do something long enough, you’re bound to become good at it. Chris Harris has driven cars for a long time, so presumably, he’s also done a lot of drifting in these cars. We’re inclined to believe that holds true, especially because we enjoyed his little instructional video on how to properly drift the BMW M235i.Chris is taking his talents back to YouTube as part of the reinvented Drive channel. What better way to do get the ba ...
Source: Top Speed   Full article at: Top Speed


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2015 Lexus NX 200t Test Drive

Aug 1 2014 2:17am CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

As the newest addition to Lexus' luxury line, this 2015 Lexus NX takes on the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes GLK, Acura RDX and Lincoln's nice new MKC. It offers a choice of turbocharged gas four-cylinder (200t) or gas/electric hybrid power (300h), and an F-Sport version offers sporting dynamics from an engineering team that, Lexus points out, includes active racers. The NX's angular look begins with a bigger, bolder interpretation of the ...
Source: autoMedia.com   Full article at: autoMedia.com


12 hours ago

2016 Audi Q7: Here’s Everything We Know About the Next-Gen SUV

Jul 31 2014 8:39pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

First previewed by the Pikes Peak Quattro concept in January 2003 and launched in 2006, the current Audi Q7 is a familiar sight in affluent neighborhoods the world over. But as those dates indicate, it’s getting long in the tooth. It’s good, then, that the second generation—rendered above—of the sister model to the Porsche Cayenne and the VW Touareg is likely to be unveiled as soon as the Detroit auto show this January. ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver


14 hours ago

BMW's diesel wagon is a 40-mpg corner carver

Jul 31 2014 6:41pm CDT | Source: CNET Car Tech

BMW's unassuming 328d xDrive Sports Wagon becomes quite the driver's car with the addition of the M Sport and Dynamic Ha ...
Source: CNET Car Tech   Full article at: CNET Car Tech


16 hours ago

Jaguar Shows Nose of XE-S Sports Sedan, Says XE Structure Will Be 75% Aluminum

Jul 31 2014 4:54pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

More details are emerging on the upcoming Jaguar XE small sports sedan, which will go toe-to-toe with the BMW 3-series and friends. The British company is still playing coy with much of the styling—although this image of the XE-S version’s nose shows it will evolve the XF and XJ’s look—but we now have more information about what will be under the skin. Jaguar previously told us about the suspension an ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver


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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.


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