Bmw m760li: two exceptional choices

With BMW offering a tiny three-cylinder engine for its new 1 Series compact hatchbaông xã, the mighty twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 of the M760Li seems like a dinosaur in today’s downsizing trkết thúc. Mercedes-AMG is killing off its twelve-cylinder engine (although it will live sầu on in Maybach models) while Audi will be doing the same after the current-gene A8 W12. As for BMW, the company’s Group Chief Technical Officer, Klaus Froelich, recently said the V12’s days are numbered since it’s too expensive to lớn update lớn meet stricter emissions regulations.

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The BMW Group doesn’t sell a lot of V12s these days as about 5,000 cars – including Rolls-Royces – are ordered with the 6.6-liter each year. One obvious reason why sales are low has khổng lồ vì with the prohibitive sầu price tag - $157,700 for the M760i in the United States where the base 7 Series is the $86,450 740i. In domestic market Germany, the gap between the entry-cấp độ 7er and the flagship is even greater, with the 730d priced from €88,400 and the top dog almost double, at €174,000.

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The engine is an engineering marvel as it offers an abundance of power throughout nearly the entire rpm range and all the way up to lớn speeds that surpass 186 mph (300 kph). The adjacent video clip shows a recently facelifted long-wheelbase M760i being put through its paces in an acceleration test on an unrestricted section of the Autobahn where the V12 is legally allowed to vị its thing.

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0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in 3.91 seconds & 0-124 mph (0-200 kph) in 13.54 seconds is amazing taking inkhổng lồ consideration the size & weight of the luxobarge. The fact that it still pulls lượt thích a train even in the final gear is one of the reasons we will miss the V12 once BMW will have no other way but to retire the powerhouse.

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It goes without saying fuel economy is not a concern for someone interested in buying this oto, but it’s still interesting khổng lồ see how the range displayed by the digital instrument cluster drops by 1 kilometer once every a few seconds. The V12 is certainly thirsty, although when a fullkích thước luxury sedan can vì chưng the quarter mile in a mere 11.90 seconds, fuel consumption is not that much of an issue anymore.


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