The German based automaker BMW is planning to drop the V12 engine from the future generation of the 7-Series.
Even if the 25th anniversary of the V12 engine has been celebrated recently, BMW might actually drop the unit from the future generation of the 7-Series because it seems that downsizing is the key to almost every problem in the automotive industry these days. The iconic BMW 760Li might still get the V12 engine and considering the fact that over-seas the 760lLi is over 50, 000 USD more expensive than the750 Li, the exclusivity of driving a V12 powered BMW 7-Series should be enough.
“There’s certainly some focuses where [the car’s planners] set targets in the sense of where emissions should go or what technology should be introduced, but whether it [the 7 Series V12] will be continued or not, the final call has not been made”, as Christoph Priemel, the BMW Australia product and pricing manager, told Car Advice.
As a quick reminder, the 6.0 liter twin turbo V12 engine found in the BMW 760Li is producing a total output of 400 kW and it has a peak torque of 750 Nm, which represents 70 kW and 100 Nm more than the V8 twin-turbo found in the 750Li.
Source: Car Advice