2016 BMW 7-Series could lose the V12 engine - report

2013 BMW 7-Series facelift 25.05.2012
2013 BMW 7-Series facelift 25.05.2012

The end of the road?

BMW recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of their V12 engine, but it looks like the next-generation 7-Series could lose the prestigious powertrain.

Speaking with Car Advice, BMW Australia product and pricing manager Christoph Priemel said “The planning for whether the V12 engine will be kept, that’s not decided yet." However, he believes there will always be a market for the engine because the 760Li is "definitely a special car."

While the engine used to be immensely popular with 7-Series buyers, it has recently fallen out of favor. This isn't terribly surprising as the 760Li costs $50,200 more than the 750Li in the United States.

In related news, Priemel said there will be a greater emphasis on differentiating the next-generation 7-Series from the rest of the BMW lineup. As he explained "In terms of efficiency, dynamics, and safety features – this car will be absolutely superior both compared with the competition and also leading the pack when it comes to the BMW range overall.”

Source: Car Advice via Autoblog

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wcfuser15819 wcfuser15819
Maybe they have some of those crappy V10 left over from the M5 they throw in there. lol
Dec 5th, 2012 7:19pm
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djcocum djcocum
Sadly on this downsized era there's n place for large engines such as these magnificent V12's
Dec 5th, 2012 10:42am
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Deutsch100 Deutsch100
I love my, exclusive to and made for Rolls Royce V12, yet BMW made V12. I wonder if BMW cans their V12, if the 12 cyclinder will carry on for Rolls Royce? It would be said if Rolls did not have a V12, like Bentley has.
Dec 5th, 2012 8:06am
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Maotsi Maotsi
I cant imagine Mercedes scrapping the V12 though. BM will be fine without their V12
Dec 5th, 2012 4:08am
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dont loose it just make it diesel v12 that be awesome 600hp as well and 1500ftlbs as well as a plug-in hybrid motor =)
Dec 4th, 2012 11:25pm
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Ok no surprise here because of very low sales. The refrished 750 has enough power and already fast with tech and features close to the 760. Plus if you want a fast 7er then go for the Alpina B7 rather than the 760
Dec 4th, 2012 10:24pm
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EdBacau EdBacau
V12 engines are dinosaurs, too big, heavy and thirsty for the times we live in.
Dec 4th, 2012 9:09pm
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Ratt Ratt
It doesn't matter, in this case it's all about saving the tradition.
Dec 4th, 2012 10:14pm
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
Ferrari F12, Pagani Huaira, Pagani Zonda, Ferrari F70, Aston martin vanquish and V12 vantage..... yeah, dinossaurs.... I ber Ferrari V12's are lighter than a lot of today's V8 and V6 twin turbos...
Dec 4th, 2012 11:18pm
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djcocum djcocum
Sadly, that's true.
Dec 4th, 2012 11:35pm
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ertahaz_hossain ertahaz_hossain
F@#$ no!!
Dec 4th, 2012 8:58pm
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