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SickFinga 10-17-2010 01:48 PM

BMW 767iL. A V16 in an E32
 
Looks like BMW built a one-off E32 with a V16 engine.
http://jalopnik.com/5665577/

Found an article from the BMW Car magazine. Looks like it is a year old news.
http://www.zorro.milk-maid.de/scans/e32_v16.pdf

bmwm5lover 10-17-2010 11:15 PM

Read about it in the past. Trully remarkable. Wish they produced it.

NOTORIOUS VR 10-18-2010 11:12 AM

That's awesome! Didn't know about that!

Dado 540 10-19-2010 02:51 AM

Makes sense why they didnt give it a go... Fuel economy 24L/100Km

propr'one 10-19-2010 03:15 AM

yeah, running two ECU's to monitor a half motor each. Glad BMW gave up on that idea quickly (enough)

e30_kid89 10-19-2010 11:03 AM

Wow..amazing! Never knew BMW made a v16! They were smart to not put it into production, no trunkspace on a 7 = failure!

tominizer 10-19-2010 01:27 PM

Intakes for cool are nasty looking and out of place on a 7, although it's understood the car was just a test bed for what they could do.

golf_hero 10-19-2010 01:43 PM

Man... probably the only BMW with worse gas mileage than mine...

ACS_DAN 10-19-2010 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by propr'one (Post 1458658)
yeah, running two ECU's to monitor a half motor each. Glad BMW gave up on that idea quickly (enough)

They actually used that in the e32 750's with the M70's. Not sure if they did that in the early 850's but they most likely did.

El Gato Liso 10-19-2010 04:18 PM

e30 swap

E30M42cab 10-19-2010 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ACS_DAN (Post 1458729)
They actually used that in the e32 750's with the M70's. Not sure if they did that in the early 850's but they most likely did.

Pretty sure you're right. One ecu running each bank of cylinders.

propr'one 10-19-2010 06:19 PM

yep, 850 too. its not the best way of doing things.

bmwm5lover 10-19-2010 08:05 PM

Fuel economy, really? This is what you guys are stuck on?
Max kills me sometimes.
This car wouldn't be built for people who worried about fuel economy. Seeing how the 750iL was probably somewhere around 80K US back in the 90's, this car would have definitely passed the 100k mark. The few people who would have bought this car wouldn't have given a damn about fuel consumption (not that 24L/100 is terrible either for such an engine).

On a more valid note, this thing is surreal, I can't even imagine what that would have pushed MB to do to try and win the war on luxury and power executive sedans.

Seeing how I have a huge soft spot for 750's in general (esp. e32 and e38), I can't even imagine how bad and crazy I would want this 767iL if it existed.

I have yet to drive a V12 BMW, but I've started and revved one, and OMG, it is surreal. It sounds completely different than most all I've heard before, and the craft manship and options are crazy.

Damn, I want a 750 now.

JINT 10-19-2010 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by golf_hero (Post 1458710)
Man... probably the only BMW with worse gas mileage than mine...

nah mine is probably worse than yours, i do around 20L/100km

craz azn 10-19-2010 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmwm5lover (Post 1458778)
I have yet to drive a V12 BMW, but I've started and revved one, and OMG, it is surreal. It sounds completely different than most all I've heard before, and the craft manship and options are crazy.

Damn, I want a 750 now.

Unfortunately, it isn't as impressive as it is on paper. I am super disappointed with the sounds the V12s make, just sounds like a lazy muted 6.

I wish I could hear a 'built' M70 one day... headers, cams, lots of compression, super light flywheel *mw*


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