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Old 10-19-2010, 11:47 PM   #16
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lol.
Because the BMW V12s have excellent reputation right?
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:53 PM   #17
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nah mine is probably worse than yours, i do around 20L/100km
Pretty close... I'm 22L/100 in the city and 16/100 highway... I get a low fuel warning when I hit a quarter tank. The V10 is worth it though.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:58 PM   #18
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imagine changing spark plugs on that.. its a whole day job.

I agree that the numbers this engine put are weak as well.. just like the 850 and the 750
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:36 AM   #19
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Makes sense why they didnt give it a go... Fuel economy 24L/100Km
I have friends who get about the same in E32 750's...so its not that bad!
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:19 AM   #20
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I agree that the numbers this engine put are weak as well.. just like the 850 and the 750
5.0l and 300hp is weak today, but 20 years ago, not so much.
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:32 AM   #21
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5.0l and 300hp is weak today, but 20 years ago, not so much.
+1...Back then the 5.0 Mustang was pushing 225hp! Not many sedans of that time would even come over the 200 mark...
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:00 AM   #22
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I always refer to classic sports cars that have been around as long as any other when looking for performance benchmarks of the time: 1988 had Corvettes at 240 hp from 5.7L, and Porsche 911s were around 230 hp (less in North America).
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:47 AM   #23
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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
I have to disagree. Personally, I was totally impressed with the sound of it. From starting it (where it sound like a Lambo) to revving it where it sounded deep and throaty.

I do have to agree that an exhaust on that car along with some engine tuning would be the icing on the cake.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:25 PM   #24
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I have to disagree. Personally, I was totally impressed with the sound of it. From starting it (where it sound like a Lambo) to revving it where it sounded deep and throaty.

I do have to agree that an exhaust on that car along with some engine tuning would be the icing on the cake.
LOL you flip flop like a fish terry. I TOLD you the m70, m73 are awsome
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I have to disagree. Personally, I was totally impressed with the sound of it. From starting it (where it sound like a Lambo) to revving it where it sounded deep and throaty.

I do have to agree that an exhaust on that car along with some engine tuning would be the icing on the cake.
Interestingly, I found this the other day. I wish there were more videos of this car, preferably a drive by under load vid. Gorgeous headers and ITBs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x31KyRZLR7c
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You guys should listen to that V12 without the exhaust... a few weeks ago we did the exhaust on my friends 1993 750il, naturally had to light her up with no converters installed.... let me tell you... heavenly sound especially around 5000rpm! Sounds even better than my 540i with its custom exhaust. Too bad he wanted to stay with an authentic BMW Exhaust system, I would have loved to customize that car...
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:10 AM   #27
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LOL you flip flop like a fish terry. I TOLD you the m70, m73 are awsome
I distinctly remember agreeing with you that it was most likely heavenly. I don't think at the time I had already seen the e38 750il i am talking about, but it only further cemented what I said in my post earlier.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:18 AM   #28
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The M70s are quite good on fuel (considering their size and age). In the specifications Alpina sent me, they promise 10.4 at 120 km/h and 19.4 in the city. I never tried city torture, but driving on a clear QEW (no specifics - but you can guess the speed) I'm getting about 12-13 which is spot on with the specs. Add a little bit of Guelph line in sport mode and it may get up to about 14 liters. This is on 94 octane. Tried 91 at Shell once and it sucked (bad smell).

With regards to the 2 ECUs, the amazing thing is that you can start the engine with only one bank operating and it's perfectly smooth. Tried it once and I can still barely believe it.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:32 AM   #29
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^You have an alpina B12?? Pics! NOW!
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:11 PM   #30
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Here are some pictures from earlier this year and last year. I have to take some proper pictures at some point...
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