2020 may be the last year for the BMW V12 engine

2020 may be the last year for the BMW V12 engine

May 12, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Fans of the Bavarian brand so far hope that rumors about this are false.

The latest version of the BMW 7 Series 2020 is represented by the M760i xDrive. Powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V12, the M760i produces 600 horsepower and delivers a torque of 853 Nm, which allows you to reach 100 km / h in just 3.6 seconds.

But although the M760i has more cylinders than any other 7 Series model, it is actually slightly slower than the lighter Alpina B7 with a V8 engine. That is why it is not surprising that there were rumors that BMW completely excluded its V12 engines from the line, and they seem to be gaining even more popularity lately.

So, according to the publication Bimmer Today, the release of the M760i for the European market will end in the fall of 2020, and its successor is not planned. In theory, BMW could continue to produce a V12 sedan for the US market, but given the low global demand, it is unlikely to last long. Strict emission standards in the European Union make it difficult to supply a 12-cylinder engine. In addition, we have already seen how competitors such as Mercedes offer a limited edition of their flagship sedan with the V12, the powerful S65 AMG.

In addition to the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Phantom, as well as the Bentley Flying Spur, which uses the W12, the M760i could be one of the last super-sedans ever created based on the V12 engine model. This may ultimately increase its collection, as more and more luxury car manufacturers are starting to abandon massive internal combustion engines in favor of electric power plants.

BMW has already confirmed that the next generation 7 Series will be available with gasoline and plug-in hybrid power plants, but the most powerful option will be all-electric. This all-electric version of the 7 Series is expected to produce more than 600 hp. and accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds. He just will not have a “pedigree” V12.