BMW will stop using V12 enginesMay 14, 2020
The main reason for the refusal was the introduction of new environmental standards in which such motors simply could not fit.
The German manufacturer of premium cars BMW will cease to equip its new products with V12 engines. This became known on Wednesday, May 13. To date, the 12-cylinder engine is used only in the only BMW car – the premium 760Li sedan. According to the portal BimmerToday, in the fall of 2020, this modification will no longer be sold.
V12 engines have always been special and rarely offered even on premium cars. Now their time is beginning to recede into the past. The main reason was the environmental regulations that came into force in the EU, which actually put an end to the prospects of such engines.
In order for cars with such power plants to be sold, the developers had to install a special filter, because of which the power decreased from 612 to 585 hp. respectively.
While the 750Li modification with a V8 engine added 80 hp. due to new technologies – now its power reaches 530 hp The difference between the two neighboring modifications is not so big, so selling 760Li is becoming increasingly difficult. Not such a significant difference is observed in the dynamics – the BMW 760Li is gaining the first 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, and the BMW 750Li copes with the task in 4.0 seconds. The V12 engine will be available only in the North American market.
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