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    Default BMW: 6.0 liter twin-turbo V12 engine

    BMW has officially brand new 760i and 760Li models which are powered by a newly developed 6.0 liter twin-turbo V12 engine that produces 400 kW (544 hp) and 750 Nm of torque. The cars will make their world debut at the 2009 Shanghai Auto Show in China in April.



    Official Speak: Superior Power from Twelve Cylinders for Optimum Refinement : The New BMW 760i : The New BMW 760Li.



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    That just made me drool a bit...a lot. Holy cow I wish I could stick that v12 in my Cutty or even lighter my Shelby Z!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubblebob88 View Post
    That just made me drool a bit...a lot.
    "Peak torque now increased to 750 Newton-metres or 553 lb-ft comes at just 1,500 rpm and is maintained consistently all the way to 5,000 rpm."

    Now, compare to Corvette ZR1 LS9 6.2L Supercharged Crate Engine - nearly 640HP


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    Hopefully this one doesn't keep with the reliability tradition of earlier V12 models...
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    ^ My coworker just got rid of a v12 BMW for that reason, working at Subway full time just doesn't pay enough for that kind of "reliability"
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubblebob88 View Post
    got rid of a v12 BMW
    I bought a 1984 Volvo for $150.00 (good front tires on it)....but it needed a mechanic. Before I plowed $$$ into it, I did a quick oil pressure, compression, and then checked out prices for parts. Head gasket was shot, along with other parts......and after at cylinder wear, I then put money back into it.

    In other words, if you ain't got the skills and tools, and have a sense of what it will cost to fix up, these vehicles are not for a typical worker.

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