Watch the BMW M760Li 2020 go to the first 100 kph in just 3.91 secondsAugust 21, 2019
On the autobahn, it was decided to check the dynamic characteristics of the full-size sedan BMW M760Li 2020 model year. The car received a powerful V12 engine.
The current and very powerful 6.6-liter V12 engine with two turbines manufactured by BMW, which is equipped with the flagship version of the 7 Series full-size sedan, looks like a dinosaur in today’s emission reduction trend. The sports brand Mercedes-AMG has decided not to use its 12-cylinder engine (although it will live on Maybach models), while Audi will do the same with its W12 engine after the current generation of the A8 sedan.
As for the Bavarian BMW, the company’s technical director, Klaus Froelich, recently announced that the days of the V12 are numbered because it is too expensive to upgrade to fully comply with more stringent emission standards.
Currently, the BMW Group cannot boast of large sales volumes of models with a powerful V12, since only 5,000 such cars are ordered per year, including Rolls-Royce (owned by the Bavarian brand). One obvious reason for low sales is associated with an exorbitant price – $ 157,700 for a sedan in the M760i version in the United States, where the base 7 series (740i) costs $ 86,450. In the German domestic market, the gap between the initial version and the most expensive one is even greater.
This powerful engine can be called a miracle of engineering, because it offers an abundance of power in almost the entire rev range and up to speeds that exceed 300 km / h. The video shows the recently updated M760i with a long wheelbase, being tested in an accelerated test on an unlimited section of the autobahn, where the V12 shows everything it can do.
From 0 to 100 km / h the car accelerates in 3.91 seconds – this is surprising, considering the size and weight of the luxury car. The fact that the engine still pulls like a train even in the last gear is one of the reasons why it is very, very sorry to part with the current V12, but apparently BMW will have no other choice.
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