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Old 18th June 2019, 07:37   #1
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Default No new BMW V12 to be developed

According to a media report, BMW will not develop a new V12 engine.

The report suggests that the company does not see a need to develop a new V12 engine. At present, only the M760i gets a V12 engine in the company's line-up. Rolls Royce has also developed its own twin-turbo V12 engine and is not expected to use BMW's V12 engine.

Larger displacement V12 engines are not as efficient as smaller engines and with tightening emissions norms, carmakers are downsizing the engines and adopting technologies like turbocharging and electrification to extract the same power from a smaller engine.

The 850 CSi is considered as one of the most iconic BMW V12-powered cars and it came with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Last year, Mercedes-AMG started phasing out V12 engines.

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Source: BMW Blog

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Larger displacement V12 engines are not as efficient as smaller engines and with tightening emissions norms, carmakers are downsizing the engines and adopting technologies like turbocharging and electrification to extract the same power from a smaller engine.
Will miss the sound & creamy nature of V12s. They are unmatched there.

But other reasons for discontinuing include:

1. High development costs for a small set of customers / car models.

2. V12s give the manufacturer a "gas guzzler" image and score poorly in fleet fuel-efficiency tests.

3. They are a NIGHTMARE to maintain. The saying goes "never ever own a V12 out of the warranty period".

4. Mercedes is losing its love for V12s too - link (Mercedes-AMG dropping V12 engine; the V8 will live on).
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Default Re: No new BMW V12 to be developed

Beginning of the end of an era!

While V12s were never a mainstream engine, but the fact that these loud and monstrously powerful yet super smooth engines exist, made one to aspire to achieve things in life, just to be able to afford one at some far away point in time. That desire to work a little bit harder so that you can own one is now diminished a little. It's not all lost though, we still have the V8s to lust after. But for how long?

Can't imagine having the same feelings for the electric powered cars of the future. The target is lost.

Had chanced upon a SL 600, earlier this year, and the aural theatre at engine start up was unmatched, and still remains fresh in mind. Now, imagine a Tesla roadster instead of the 600.
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