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BMW celebrates 25 years of V12 engines

BMW is known as the most important car manufacturer of V12 petrol engines. Yes BMW has sold more V12 engines even than Mercedes Benz, Jaguar or Toyota on it's Century state car.

BMW celebrates 25 years of V12 engines

BMW is known as the most important car manufacturer of V12 petrol engines. Yes BMW has sold more V12 engines even than Mercedes Benz, Jaguar or Toyota on it's Century state car.


The new 7 series E38 in 1994 underwent units of volume 5.4 l 240 kW and torque of 490 Nm. Controversial successor from the pen of Chris Bangla codes E65 and E66 (long version) got eight years later larger N73 with 327 kW and 600 Nm.


The current genesis F01/02 (since 2009), which in the case V12 preserve volume 6.0 liters, but the performance has remained at 400 kW and the rear axle are transmitted massive 750 Nm of torque. 


V12 S70 roared except prototype BMW M8 also behind the seats legendary three-digit supercar McLaren F1 (1993-1997). Here, the volume increased to 6.1 l limit should add that after buying the car manufacturer Rolls-Royce Bavarian drive unit with this number of cylinders were also given the prestigious British cars, specifically model Silver Seraph (again M73 5.4 liters).


The year 2003 brought the latest generation of twelve-atmospheric. Volume increased to 6.0 liters in the BMW 760i (327 kW, 600 Nm), respectively. 6.75 liters in a Rolls-Royce Phantom from the same year (338 kW, 720 Nm). Under the hood of the British luxury car is the old V12 N73 even today.


The current generation BMW 7 Series has brought turbo petrol engines, including the greatest. Volume did not change, but thanks to a pair of turbochargers 760i model now gives equal 400 kW and 750 Nm. And the twelve found use in Rolls-Royce.


The Ghost model was enlarged to 6.6 liters and it was the most powerful Rolls ever, limousine with 420 kW and 780 Nm. Standard for a new generation of twelve-(N74) is always an eight-speed automatic.







Author: AL
Source: Autolatest

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