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Gamite
04-09-2009, 10:35 AM
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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.

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Source: http://www.worldcarfans.com/9090409.009/bmw-760li-760i-revealed-with-newly-developed-6-liter-v12-twin-turbo-engine

Gamite
04-09-2009, 10:37 AM
BMW to Merc "The HP war is NOT over" :)

AMG_POWER
04-09-2009, 10:54 AM
nice but I think its little bit LATE? Mercedes had it v12 since 2003 i believe and now they are actually about to drop it due to a strict emissions or something.

Nevertheless this is great v12 !!!

Quack
04-09-2009, 11:03 AM
BMW to Merc "The HP war is NOT over" :)

yes it is, BMW still doesn't have a production motor that breaks 600hp, atleast MB has the 6.0L V12 Biturbo motor, so for now MB still wins:P

Gamite
04-09-2009, 11:14 AM
I never said they were winning :)

But the war is definitely not over after this.


I also think this engine is underrated just like the 3.0 turbo.

the NA V12 makes 440hp. A twin turbo version should easily make over 600.

BigD
04-09-2009, 11:31 AM
nice but I think its little bit LATE? Mercedes had it v12 since 2003 i believe and now they are actually about to drop it due to a strict emissions or something.

+1 too little too late. The Merc has been out forever and is still the better engine by a mile (S65).

BigD
04-09-2009, 11:33 AM
yes it is, BMW still doesn't have a production motor that breaks 600hp

What the hell did you just say? :D

http://www.bimmerforums.com/engine_faq/grfx/s702.jpg

Like Clarkson said in that old vs new episode - they ALL have the technology to build ^^^ that engine but, for whatever reason, they choose to hold back.

JunzieB
04-09-2009, 11:57 AM
Aww man, that's quiet the motor. *mw*

I don't think the HP wars are anywhere near done lol. Look at what they have done with the X5 and X6 //M's.

AMG_POWER
04-09-2009, 01:55 PM
I think they know that in another 10 years the emissions will be so strict and the gas prices so high, that those engines wont cut it, and they decided to go BALLS OUT for once....

Like i said, next m3 engine is rumoured to be twin turbo v6, so is next MB's engine will be the same twin turbo 3.5 liter pushing 470 hp, i mean thats more then enough....

Look at GTR engine or porsche turbo engine, GTR is capable of pushing 480 stock and600, 700 and 800 hp tuned... with curb weight of 3800 pounds its still one of the fastest cars around.

I mean WHY not? If they can figure out a V6 twin turbo engine with decent milage they have a winner!

SickFinga
04-09-2009, 04:14 PM
+1 too little too late. The Merc has been out forever and is still the better engine by a mile (S65).

Can't really compare S65 to 760. S65 starts at $235,000, I doubt 760 going to cost anywhere near that.


yes it is, BMW still doesn't have a production motor that breaks 600hp,


See BigD's post :)


atleast MB has the 6.0L V12 Biturbo motor, so for now MB still wins:P

what do you mean? BMW now has it too.


P.S. **** 7-series, **** S class. It's all about the CL anyways.

Mikey83
04-09-2009, 05:41 PM
I want one

Quack
04-09-2009, 05:47 PM
See BigD's post :)



I should have mention currently they don't have a 600+hp motor



what do you mean? BMW now has it too.



I was saying BMW doesn't have a 600+hp motor, but MB has the 6.0L V12 Biturbo motor, so MB is still winning the HP wars.

TNation
04-09-2009, 10:01 PM
it sort of looks like a Benz haha

BigD
04-09-2009, 10:29 PM
Can't really compare S65 to 760. S65 starts at $235,000, I doubt 760 going to cost anywhere near that.

I guess not but then the 7 series has never cost as much as the equivalent S (the S600 has always been more coin than the 750iL). I just think we're talking about the cream of the crop fullsize sedan from BMW, so it's only fair to pick the same from Benz.

Gamite
04-10-2009, 12:16 AM
I guess not but then the 7 series has never cost as much as the equivalent S (the S600 has always been more coin than the 750iL). I just think we're talking about the cream of the crop fullsize sedan from BMW, so it's only fair to pick the same from Benz.

Yea, but if we were comparing oranges to oranges here, it really is the 760i vs S600. If bmw were to make an M7, then we would compare that with the S65.

Top of the line non-motorsport editions.


I find it kinda shameful that BMW's NA V12 6.0 L only outputs 440hp, where the benz 5.5L V12 does 510hp.

AMG_POWER
04-10-2009, 12:21 AM
I find it kinda shameful that BMW's NA V12 6.0 L only outputs 440hp, where the benz 5.5L V12 does 510hp.

but how can you compare N/A bmw V12 and twin turbo benzes V12.... I think BMW was all about Natural aspirated engines, But Benz were sneakier and slapped those twin turbos and went to an easier route?

p.s on the other hand benz used to have 7.3 liter v12 with 600 hp? Zonda still uses it and it is naturally aspirated and what a sound does it have... YUMMY.

p.s.s 7.3L V12 engine generating a mind-bending 582bhp and 570 pounds of trq.

p.s.s.s but in 2002 benz had: S600 has a 362 hp V-12 engine with a new feature that disables six cylinders when peak power is not required for improved efficiency. ROFL now thats a laugh a v12 with 362 hp Daaaaaaamn.

Gamite
04-10-2009, 12:37 AM
Oh nevermind that post, I thought I read that S600 was NA.

Gamite
04-10-2009, 12:39 AM
but how can you compare N/A bmw V12 and twin turbo benzes V12.... I think BMW was all about Natural aspirated engines, But Benz were sneakier and slapped those twin turbos and went to an easier route?

p.s on the other hand benz used to have 7.3 liter v12 with 600 hp? Zonda still uses it and it is naturally aspirated and what a sound does it have... YUMMY.

p.s.s 7.3L V12 engine generating a mind-bending 582bhp and 570 pounds of trq.

p.s.s.s but in 2002 benz had: S600 has a 362 hp V-12 engine with a new feature that disables six cylinders when peak power is not required for improved efficiency. ROFL now thats a laugh a v12 with 362 hp Daaaaaaamn.


P.s.s.s.s BMW had 627hp 6.1L NA V12 in 1992!! So there!

AMG_POWER
04-10-2009, 01:55 AM
P.s.s.s.s BMW had 627hp 6.1L NA V12 in 1992!! So there!


That wasnt in any production car but MClaren?. :P

Gamite
04-10-2009, 12:12 PM
That wasnt in any production car but MClaren?. :P

Mclaren is considered a production car.

SickFinga
04-10-2009, 12:30 PM
p.s.s.s but in 2002 benz had: S600 has a 362 hp V-12 engine with a new feature that disables six cylinders when peak power is not required for improved efficiency. ROFL now thats a laugh a v12 with 362 hp Daaaaaaamn.


What's even more ROFL is that 1992 S600 had more hp.

TNation
04-10-2009, 01:25 PM
What's even more ROFL is that 1992 S600 had more hp.

HAHAAH no way

Porter86
04-10-2009, 01:27 PM
Mclaren is considered a production car.

so why not still make it? lol. and mclaren is product of bmw?

lvan
04-12-2009, 02:36 AM
HAHAAH no way

Yeah, but S600 was not available in 1992. They had 600SEL. Still nice one. S600 came after 95+ I suppose.

JazzM
04-21-2009, 08:07 PM
so why not still make it? lol. and mclaren is product of bmw?

No McLaren is an independent company that partnered with BMW to build the McLaren F1:

http://www.supercars.dk/cars/mclaren/F1-5.gif

Later they partnered with Mercedes to build the SLR

http://www.supercars.dk/cars/mercedes/SLR-1.gif

T.

magnus
04-22-2009, 10:59 AM
I wonder who will be the first to put this in a 3 series????
lol

Gamite
04-22-2009, 12:11 PM
Hartge would be the first on my list.

Axxe
04-22-2009, 03:45 PM
Hartge will likely shove it into a 1 series.