Emission Impossible: BMW Sends Off V-12 Engine With Ultra-Exclusive 7 Series


Emission Impossible: BMW Sends Off V-12 Engine With Ultra-Exclusive 7 Series

BMW will produce its last V-12-powered vehicle, called “The Final V12,” in 2022. The automaker’s 12-cylinder engine, first introduced in 1987 in the original 750iL, set a new benchmark (and challenge) for luxury full-size sedans over 30 years ago, helping spur rival Mercedes to build a twelve of its own. Marking the occasion, the German automaker plans to build a limited series of only 12 of these marvelous machines-all destined for the U.S. And as a proper send-off, Final V12 models will be exclusive to long-established V-12 clients.

This end-of-an-era Bimmer, based on the M760i xDrive, will rely on a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 engine rated at 601 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic directs output to all four wheels, propelling the M760i from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. Onlookers can distinguish the Final V12 from other 7 Series models by a bold “V12” badge at the rear, 20-inch wheels (available in Window Gray or Jet Black), and brake calipers painted either blue or black—but overall the treatment is subtle.

The interior will feature a The Final V12 inscription on the door sills to match the V-12 engine cover and BMW Individual piano black trim surrounds. Final V12s will also come fully equipped, including the Luxury Rear Seating Package, lounge-style panoramic LED roof, BMW’s Driving Assistance Professional Package, and Bowers & Wilkins audio system.

For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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