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Old 10th April 2009, 18:56   #1
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Default BMW 760Li & 760i Revealed with Newly Developed 6-Liter V12 Twin Turbo Engine

Features 400 kW (544 hp) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque

BMW has officially unveiled their new 760i and 760Li which are powered by a brand new twin-turbo V12 that produces 400 kW (544 hp) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque. Directly aimed at the 5.5-liter biturbo V12 Mercedes S600 with 380 kW (517 hp) and 829 Nm (612 lb-ft) of torque, the new BMW 760's have more horsepower but less torque.

The new all-aluminum 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 was designed from the ground up and features the latest technology such as high precision fuel injection, infinite double-VANOS camshaft adjustment, and a volume flow-controlled oil pump. BMW went to great length to specifically design the two exhaust gas turbochargers so they would provide unparalleled power and performance worthy of the wealthy owners who typically flock to this high-end model. Despite the fact that the car boasts more power than its predecessor, the new 760i actually features a 4.5 percent increase in fuel economy for an estimated rating of 12.9L/100km (21.9mpg UK / 18.2mpg US). In the terms of performance, 0-100 km/h comes in just 4.6 seconds while the top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).

Power flows to the rear wheels through a newly developed eight-speed automatic transmission that was designed to provide maximum gearshift comfort, sportiness and efficiency. By partnering with transmission specialist ZF, BMW was able to find a way to allow the car to use its highest gear at reduced engine speeds for improved fuel economy and smoothness.

Exterior styling differences between the 760i and 750i are minor but include the addition of V12 badges, a slightly revised grille, unique 19-inch light-alloy wheels, and special dual exhaust tips. Interior changes include new stainless-steel door guards with illumination, a leather wrapped instrument panel, an alcantara lined roof, and exclusive burr walnut wood trim.

As BMW's flagship model, the new 760's boast a high level of performance driving equipment such as dynamic damping control, dynamic driving control, speed sensitive steering, an air suspension, and the dynamic drive anti-roll stability system. Luxury features include GPS navigation, four-zone climate control, automatic soft close doors, cruise control with automatic braking, and park distance control. On the options list there is active cruise control, a night vision system with pedestrian detection, a heads-up display, a rearview camera, and high-beam assistant.


Source: BMW Media Club & http://www.worldcarfans.com/9090409.009/bmw-760li-760i-revealed-with-newly-developed-6-liter-v12-twin-turbo-engine
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wow i had thought the 750 was going to be the biggest and they had stopped making v12s. i bet well see quite a few of these in india.
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Thought BMW was going to left out in the V12 race... now where is that Alpina !!
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Great engines.
Wish they had a diesel that can pull off a sub 5 second 0-100.
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Exterior shade. Perfect. Interior shades. Perfect.

And it's a V12.

Sigh.
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I happened to see a 740Li today, and I loved the road presence this car had.Cosmetically identical to the 760Li, I believe. Amazing how much power is available on tap, and the mileage ain't bad at all!
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Beautiful TV Commercials of new 7-Series:



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Aah. The New 7's are to die for. Great car to be chaufferred in and also to thrash around if you are in the mood for it...
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Wow man !!! superb looking machine. Specially love the gear lever. Looks so sci-fi .
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Great engines.
Wish they had a diesel that can pull off a sub 5 second 0-100.
Take no offense but I am sure a person with so much money can definately afford Petrol I still have to yet understand why would a person paying 70-80 lakhs for a car in India opts for Diesel!! its a waste of money buying diesel in such cars.
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I dont see how is it a waste of money the Diesel is going to run as good as petrol with a little bit of lag thats all may be. and would be more efficient
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Take no offense but I am sure a person with so much money can definately afford Petrol I still have to yet understand why would a person paying 70-80 lakhs for a car in India opts for Diesel!! its a waste of money buying diesel in such cars.
The main factor is resale. The petrols have a terrible resale value.
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Is there really a big difference in petrol & diesel engines these days? With the kind of developments we see, we'r probbaly looking at a very very small difference in performance,IMO.
I like the way BMW makes these changes to their models, giving them quite a refreshed look everytime a new version is released. (but it'll still be the non-bangled version for me, please! )
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Another factor is that you get diesel everywhere. 97 oct is only in the big city
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a little bit of lag thats all may be.
Agreed! and its just me who would not want to compromise when i have shelled out 50-60 lakhs or more

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The main factor is resale. The petrols have a terrible resale value.
Don't you think all luxury cars have a terrible resale value? Also I haven't purchased a 50-60 lakh car in India so don't know the mind set of such a buyer. I would though doubt a buyer with such monetary potential would be counting resale values at that moment. I guess some one in tbhp who owns such a luxury car can pitch in

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Another factor is that you get diesel everywhere. 97 oct is only in the big city
Definately! agree with you on this one.
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